Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'beginner woodworker'

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My woodworking journey up to this point.

04-07-2018 04:48 PM by cajunrph | 5 comments »

I had always been fascinated by woodworking from my early years. I’d watch PBS This Old House and Riy Underhill’s show and just dream of making some stuff. My grandfather was a woodworker. He had an extensive shop with many tools. He made have carved items that he sold as a side job. He passed away before I was born. We only had the stories and some of his pieces of work. The shop was 10 plus years into disarray by the time I was old enough to care about it. We weren’t allow...

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Setting up shop

08-07-2013 07:45 AM by ever4ward | 5 comments »

We recently moved from Austin, Texas to Newbury New Hampshire. My wife, youngest daughter and I are taking a mid life sabbatical from the same old grind, downsizing, simplifying, home schooling and trying to figure out what we are going to do when (if) we all grow up. I have always wanted to work with wood but being hyper focused on chasing the almighty dollar since I was 12 years old (with some success) I could never get to the point of building skills with the tools I would buy on a whi...

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Two step stool

01-10-2010 06:29 AM by bgilb | 5 comments »

This is my first wood working project ever. It’s a step stool for my girlfriend. I got a R4511 for Christmas and that’s where it started. I still need to sand it some more, and carve hearts into the sides. I used finger joints, and the three side pieces are held together with tongue and groove joints for extra strength. Is this strong enough? There is another piece in the back with finger joints for extra strength. The finger joints had gaps in some parts, not really sure how t...

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