Doors are not easy to work on. If nothing else, they are heavy – especially wooden exterior doors! Below is a simple thing I made to hold the doors on its side so I can work on the hinges. Painting a door is never easy either. No...
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Location: Melbourne, Fl
At age 52, (2009) I'm now just beginning to get into wood working. Interestingly enough, I grew up with saw dust in the air. My dad was very much into wood working and had a fully operational work shop in the basement of our upstate NY home. As a child, I would play in his shop, help him or do my own stuff, but by 15 I got into photography.
During the 7 - 10 years before he died, dad would often ask, "do you want any of my tools when I die?" I'd answer - No. I have no interest in do that stuff.
In July 2008 I met my brother at our family home where he and I took on the project of gutting the basement bathroom. I found the project enjoyable. When I got back to Florida, my wife seized the opportunity to capitalize on my new excitement and bought me a great set of Ridgid Cordless tools. The first project was a 10 foot - 3 bin compost. (Still standing today)
A few months later dad died (86 years old) - I now have his radial arm saw, band saw, jointer, table saw, drill press and other items. Sure wish that I would have had interest in this hobby when he was alive. It would have been nice to have answered him was "yes dad, I'd love to have your tools - and show me how to use them..."
Phase one of my work shop is now completed, I've posted that project in both Workshop and in my blog. Phase two is in the near future
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Flip Table ALMOST done! So now that I have the flip table constructed… now the scary part…. actually attaching the heavy tools and trusting God that the table will hold them!!! I added two threaded inserts over top of the pole and screwe...
Phase 3 of the Flip TableTodays’ phase of the project started out to simply add a floor and some wheels, but I also decided to make it a little beefier. Adding the floor:On the side I consider to be the front of the flip table, I put a support ...
This is phase 2B In my previous post, I found that the frame and the table were not square and therefore the table would hit the frame when flipping. I tried to simply push the frame open a little, but the issue was too severe. Back to square ...
In the process of building the base, I did what I do best… I screwed up. This time the screw up was adding incorrectly. After a little discussion with my fellow LJ’s, I decided to cut more lumber and start over. I ran a bunch of lumber throug...