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Shop Remodel #31: In the thick of it.

01-06-2016 12:38 AM by bearkatwood | 2 comments »

Today was the beginning and then end. The Alpha and well, the beta would work I guess. Not really the end, just a good step on the brakes. I cleaned up the shop this morning and pulled out the 94 BF of eastern hard maple I have been saving up for the bench. It is going to free up a lot of room by my mill, but I am sure I will take care of that, can’t have any uncluttered corners in a wood shop now can we. I measured and re-measured and came to a conclusion, I just don’t hav...

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Shop Remodel #30: Going live!

01-05-2016 05:17 AM by bearkatwood | 6 comments »

Hey all, hope you guys had a nice break. I finally finished the saw till and I am making some good progress on the tool cabinet. I was hoping to be starting on the workbench by now, but I should be able to get at it tomorrow. Better late than never.The carving of the till took a lot longer than I thought it would. I wanted the art nouveau whips to be really pronounced and it took a lot of work, but I am happy with the results. I finally got around to scanning in the...

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Shop Remodel #18: Rinse and Repeat

12-11-2015 09:31 PM by bearkatwood | 8 comments »

In the summer 1978 issue of FWW, Tage Frid wrote about tool cabinets.“Why bother making a tool cabinet when a crate with shelves nailed in would hold the tools? I believe if a person wants to make a living as a woodworker and furniture designer, a well-designed and executed tool cabinet is very important. It’s a pleasure to have a beautiful tool cabinet, where the tools are properly arranged and easy to find. And when a potential customer comes into the shop and sees a nice cabinet, half the ...

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Shop Remodel #1: The Fiery Pits of Hell

11-03-2015 11:47 PM by bearkatwood | 13 comments »

So I got a wild hair when I was cleaning up my table saw. But first a little background, I have been trying to clean up my shop and make it presentable for pictures and videos. I have been woodworking for 16+ years and I feel confident that I could teach. So I thought the logical place for me to start would be some on-line videos and see where it went from there. It is a slow and arduous process to take a woodworking shop that has been used for years as a factory of furniture making and turn ...

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shop remodel #3: Clutter has to go!

09-13-2015 03:22 AM by Woodpecker23 | 2 comments »

I am in the middle of building a kitchen table (which if you would like to see the progress on that I do have a blog on that too). I am absolutely tired of the clutter and have to constantly pull out one saw from the clutter and put it back to use another tool… driving me NUTS! So here are a few examples of the craziness I’m talking about… As you can see it has gotten way out of hand with the stacks of scrap and just…. grrr I am getting irritated jus...

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Shop Re-model

03-09-2015 03:48 AM by Woodpecker23 | 6 comments »

So I am very new to this. My first ever blog on any site, not to mention my first day as a member of this site. Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about my next project, along with creating a lot of plans using sketchup. I have been torn to either remodel my shop to make it more of and efficient work space, which leads me to the money aspect of it. I don’t have a ton of extra cash to fund the project, so my thought was to us some of my project plans I have been working on ...

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Renovating the shop

01-17-2013 05:58 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 8 comments »

I am remodeling the old workshop to turn it into an assembly and finish building. I have a new 12×24 building that will be turned into the main shop. Here is a look at the transition and some discussion on whats to come. I started by removing everything from the shop, then with a little help The walls got furred out, then White pegboard was hung. A great solution for small shops, it gives you the opportunity to use the vertical space

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #15: Reorganizing the Shop - Complete (this round)

10-12-2009 03:25 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 29 comments »

Grandkids And The Studio Furniture Movement The space-time continuum changes when you add the grandkids factor to the intended work progress equation, but that is OK. Rita and I had a couple of the grandsons for the weekend and they spent some time in the shop with me. I went out to the shop Saturday morning with the 2 boys in tow (ages 3 and 4) and thought that I would finish my organizational efforts in just a few hours – silly me. It took me all morning just to install the ceil...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #14: Reorganizing the Shop - Finishing Up

10-10-2009 06:12 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 10 comments »

Almost Done I only have a few things left on the list for this round of shop organization. I need to get the clamps hanging on the wall. At the moment they are just laying on the floor. Before this started they were standing, piled in a corner. It was difficult to access them or pull them out individually, but I cannot neglect them for one more day on the floor. This has been their temporary home while I finished the wall. I also need to hang the extension cords. I have a lot of ...

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