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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #107: Recovery Update

02-19-2020 03:02 PM by retired_guru | 2 comments »

I’m happy to tell you that 2-1/2 years after my serious accident, my right foot has healed to the point where I am at about 90 percent of pre-accident physical abilities. Balance has been improving, albeit subtly, gradually to the point that I only would notice if I stop to look back and compare what I can do now to what I was able to in the recent past. I can tell that I have lost quite a bit of muscle mass, especially in my legs. Once Spring brings days of dry roads and warm temperatu...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #105: Scrappy Solution

07-21-2019 07:10 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

I found a simple solution in the ongoing reorganization of the Dungeon Workshop. The challenge in finding the home for benchtop tools is when the unit has multiple angles of usage. A combination disc and belt sander is a good example. So is the WorkSharp WS3000. Besides the front approach, rotating the tool 90 degrees to the left and to the right gives better or needed access to wide blade honing and see-through free-hand honing, respectively. The research I’ve been doing on a rotating ...

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American flag bench #4: Torched the slats then sanded them down to 320 grit. Stained the red stripes

11-20-2018 07:38 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

So I torched the slats in an attempt to make it look more rustic. Sanded them down to 320 grit. I found the poplar sort of burns blotchy or I’m just not too good at it yet. Had Hoe Depot mix up some blue and red stain for me. ($32) Also picked up oil based spa urethane high gloss (expensive.. but I told worth it.)I was able to get the union marked and taped and stained the red stripes! I think it came out pretty good. Cant wait to lay out the star stickers for the union. to b...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #5: Journey continues - time to tackle the bench and tool area!!

06-07-2016 02:19 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 2 comments »

This is SUPER slow-going… It is really difficult to see in pictures, for many reasons. Obviously, if someone is viewing the pics, there is only a cursory and “2D” perception of what is really around! But, writing as the person doing all the cleanup? I feel a massive and satisfying sense of accomplishment. And I am not nearly done yet! Finally began removing lots of the items and storage boxes/bins from the garage; I have been staging all the containers ...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #2: Progress!

05-23-2016 03:02 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 0 comments »

So got these fancy new 4’ LED lights to replace the ancient 8’ tube/ballast lights… theyre SUPER bright, so for now theyre upside down! Thinking I might make a plexi diffuser or something in the future… Anyway, starting to get things cleaned up a bit. Throwing away TONS of stuff.. there is really only a few categories of items: keepers (to keep in garage, or some other area of the house), sell/donate (ebay, craigslist, verage, something like that), and trash! A...

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15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #2: Change of Plans and Doing a Jig

01-18-2016 04:22 PM by Tomato | 5 comments »

Entry on 1/18/2016: Watching some Disney this weekend I have come up with a name. She will be called, “Tiger Lily”! After getting some quotes from the lumber yard it occurred to me that, since I can’t get 4×10’s, I will have to scarf more than one joint to get the planking and board lengths for the 16.5 footer. This will add significant extra cost with a lot of waste. I decided to go to the 15’ version and, even though I’m losing about two feet o...

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It Starts With a Workbench #5: Get this thing off the ground... with a vengeance

07-04-2015 10:20 PM by DocTux | 1 comment »

Started off working on my saw horses. I definitely appreciated the advice to build a saw bench, but it was going to be significantly more involved than the extremely basic set of stacking saw horses I did build. Plus it can’t stack, which was a huge detractor. I will likely build one later on, but probably not until I have a functional bench in place. This was the first time I had ever used a handsaw and attempted to do more than a rough cut to fit oversized studs in the back of my truck. It ...

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Working title - LLB #1: Well lookie here

11-30-2014 05:24 PM by BritBoxmaker | 8 comments »

I’m starting another box. Possible the most complex construction I’ve attempted to date. It may work, it may not. You never get anywhere new without risk. Well heres the wood for it, most if not all. The dark stuff was labelled ‘Mondo’. I don’t know what that is but it looks like a rosewood. The red is Padauk. As for a plan the initial concept is this It may change, to a lesser or greater extent, dependant on limitations of materials, skill and whet...

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student dovetails #4: Student progress dovetailing.

08-15-2014 08:12 AM by andyboy | 2 comments »

http://youtu.be/nE9ayin-vXQ Really proud of the determination my students have shown learning this skill.

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Moving #2: OMG!

07-05-2014 04:01 PM by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

It’s been four weeks since I moved my shop tools over to the new place. Other, last minute panic, items got deposited in the garage too. We finally moved in about a week ago. Today I started to re-build my shop and on entering the garage this is what I found Under there (somewhere) is my table saw, workbench and router table! The rest of the place wasn’t much better Still I cleared some of the excess away and found the bench In three parts; frame, top and ...

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