Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'basement'

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Shrinking my Workshop

12-06-2018 09:33 PM by IantheTinker | 8 comments »

A couple of years back I took over half of our basement with my workshop. I took out the bathroom that was down there, took down ceiling panels to allow for more height, and removed some piping that had gone to the toilet. This resulted in me having about an 18’x12’ space, but shaped slightly like a “T”, with one portion of the shop being more narrow than the rest. The shop served me well and I enjoyed having as much space as I did. However, I have since realized that ...

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Basement to a REAL Basement Shop #1: Should have taken more pictures.

03-22-2015 01:17 PM by JAY Made | 1 comment »

I should have taken pictures of the basement before I got to this point. I never thought about it before I started, it was very dark and cramped. It’s hard to believe I worked in it for years in the state it was in. The only picture I could find is when I got my bandsaw it kind of shows how dark and cramped it was (you will have to take my word for how bad the basement was.) To the left of the band saw was a old chimney that was no longer used. The floors were uneven and some ...

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #1: Moving South for the winter....

01-11-2014 02:42 AM by rhybeka | 7 comments »

Admittedly I have lived in Ohio my entire life….and there are much colder places to live. Experiencing temps in the single digits with wind chills between -30 and -40 listening to the furnace barely kick off and being extremely thankful that the windows had been replaced so the majority of the heat would stay inside instead of escaping – showed me how much of a pipe dream it was that my little heater would be able to warm half of the garage well enough for me to work even on warme...

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A change in woodworking habit and environment #1: Changes to the environment

10-19-2012 06:17 AM by David Craig | 5 comments »

I have had a number of changes in my life over the course of the last year. I was a little spoiled over the last five years with a job that I could work from home and a schedule that allowed a somewhat normal pattern of sleep. I have been adjusting to the midnight shift and a couple hour drive each day. I don’t expect much sympathy here, I am grateful that I am still gainfully employed :) But it has caused me to have to reassess how I spend time on my hobby. Kiids, relationships, wor...

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Drying Wisteria

07-19-2012 06:24 PM by Ken Caputa | 9 comments »

Hello !I’ll be cutting down my 25 year old Wisteria real soon and I’m not really sure what the best way to dry it before using it. In the garage, outside under my covered shed or in the basement in the heating room? There is a lot of wood for several walking sticks and the main trunk is approximately 4ft long and 5” to 6a” thick. Should I take the bark off before drying or after ? I hope someone ca help me. Thank you, Ken

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The Beginning #2: All Moved In

03-18-2012 11:33 AM by Robe5000 | 4 comments »

Finally, all moved into my first house, and workshop! took forever to get the modem installed!!heres the before picture of my little workshop before we moved in and here’s after, well more during, i have a lot of plans for this little shop most of what you see is just temporary to be organized during a few renovations we have going on step 1 – clean upstep 2 – is going to happen at the end of this month, im replacing the 99$ ryobi saw with a Ridgid table to...

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Workshop/Basement finishing #1: Background

01-08-2012 11:42 AM by Guillaume | 2 comments »

OK so a while back we moved into a new house… just when I had finished my workshop in the other one…grrrr… To top it all off, I was relocated for 6 months at work (working on the G20 Summit) so we hired movers and my wife made the executive decisions regarding the move. My machinery and tools made it over but my workbench and cabinets were graciously donated to the new owner of our old place. So now I have a basement that is chock full of stuff from the move that I need t...

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Virtual Designs in Sketchup #9: Question on Wood Rack Installation

08-29-2011 03:48 AM by rance | 5 comments »

I’m installing a wood rack I built and would appreciate any input as to mounting. This is going in a dingy basement. In fact, it is going in the only room remaining that still has a dirt floor. The rack has been built and consists of 4 vertical supports as follows: The room where it is going looks something like this: The rack will be mounted on the right-hand wall like this: The vertical pieces will be supported by a simple 2×4 lying flat on the floor. Vertica...

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Setting up new shop #3: Fixing Walls, painting, and organizing.

11-15-2010 06:02 AM by WoodenSoldier | 2 comments »

Still working slowly on getting the shop in shape and determined to do it cheaply since I’m renting. I have been getting a good supply of plywood at work when we throw it out so I’ve been able to reuse a lot of materials. I found an 8×4 sheet of ply with one side coated with white plastic which has been great. I’ve been using that to fill in the gaps above the block walls. Its great stuff because its already white and it wipes clean so easily. Also today I ma...

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The Basement #1: Intro

10-18-2010 05:06 AM by JL7 | 3 comments »

Greetings Lumberjocks, Two years ago I finally got a space for my own. The basement of MY own house! Later I will explain how the shop has grown, but for now, I will just say, how great it is to have a space to express my creative side. Financial limitations (child support – love and support my kids always – but VERY expensive) have plagued me for years (and still do) but I have managed to aquire a decent collection of tools of a budget. I appreciate all the expertice fou...

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