Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'workshop'

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Around The Shop.. #4: Space is Clean! Time to get organized!

06-07-2021 07:42 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

Well today was a pretty productive day in the “new” shop space. I was able to get the space fully cleared out and swept. Then emptied all the boxes of tools and parts etc onto all the table spaces so I can see what I have to put away and nothing is being hidden inside a box. The most exciting part was finally getting my roubo workbench in place and cleaned up. I will need to resurface the top but need to get my planes tuned up and sharp first. Otherwise it is holding strong...

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The beginning... #1: New tablesaw (to me)

04-02-2021 09:10 PM by Busy_dad | 0 comments »

Recently I was checking out Craigslist and I’m always looking for tablesaws. Usually hoping for that once in a lifetime deal on a nice cabinet saw. But I came across an old craftsman that had a few extras that caught my eye. I already have an old craftsman that I inherited from my dad, so I wasn’t really interested in the saw, but it came with: a biesemeyer fence, a hitachi TR12 router, incra jig ultra (not the LS), a speed controller for the router, and a shop fox mobile base. ...

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My Woodworking Journey #2: Building a Second Workshop on My Balcony

12-17-2020 11:20 PM by Gerald Etto | 1 comment »

When COVID hit, I knew things had to change. I used to run my own IT company for a good 8 years. When the business went down the drain, I had scaled everything down and let everyone go. Working by myself in a large area, I started woodturning and eventually woodworking, collecting stuff every month. Soon, my “IT office” on the third floor had a makeshift workshop with a lathe, table saw, drill press, a workbench, belt sander, and a whole lot of other tools. I kept paying th...

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Workshop Evolution (few more pictures)

07-26-2020 05:13 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 13 comments »

Boys and Girls, I strung together a swag of extra photos of my workshop (equipment and jigs) after going apeshit with the camera. The purpose was to, Supplement the collage I made a few years ago (2016). I apologise for duplicates but include them on the basis that some of the original photos may have faded since. Show friends that can’t visit at the moment because of C-19, the current workshop evolution. Insurance purposes (content proof as we all tend to underquote to appease SWM...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #120: Dungeon Workshop Walkaround Tour - Spring 2020

04-28-2020 03:30 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

I promised Shawn ( @shawnSK ) pictures of the workshop, once the reorganization was complete enough to get back to building projects. I’m not quite there, as you will see in this post, but close enough that I decided I wanted to do it, as an earmark for when I look back at where I’ve been and what’s been done over time. I moan and groan a lot about the limitations I deal with in this workshop, but for the amount of time I spend in it, and how far I have come along in deal...

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Workbench #5: Workshop improvements

04-26-2020 12:28 PM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

With the completion of my new Roubo workbench, I set out to reorganize and arrange my workshop since I have a lot of time on my hands due to the virus. The current arrangement was cramped and there was no room to work or move materials around. The first thing was to rotate my table saw 90 degrees to give better access for infeed and out feed. The work bench sits behind the table saw, and essentially extends the outfeed. I re-plumbed my dust collector and parked it next to the support pole...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #118: Seeds for Insanity: Sorting Screws, Bolts, Nuts, Washers...

04-20-2020 10:20 PM by retired_guru | 11 comments »

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #117: Working "Clean"

04-11-2020 04:57 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

My previous post was about the complete re-organization of lumber and cut-offs in and around my dungeon workshop. I call it a ‘dungeon’ because of the several issues I have with it, and the compromises or extra lengths I have to go through to equal what many of my peers take for granted in their own workshops. My workshop is the basement of my 120 year old home, poorly constructed (in my opinion), showing its age more than it should. There isn’t a flat spot of concrete fl...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #116: Lumber and Cut-Offs Reorganization

04-08-2020 08:37 PM by retired_guru | 6 comments »

Since my father passed on last summer, I’ve been cleaning out, clearing out, and reorganizing the dungeon workshop. I’ve made shop cabinets, added drawers to benches, made some carts, sorted fasteners and supplies. As I have mentioned already, it has been like playing with a Rubik cube, a sliding puzzle, where I’ve had to shuffle stuff around to make progress in any one area of the shop. I’ve accomplished a lot—my wife keeps telling me I have—and I do feel ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #115: Match-Making: Ryobi Benchtop Router Table & HF 2 HP Fixed-Base Router

04-04-2020 07:38 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

A while back I acquired a Harbor Freight 2 HP single-speed fixed-base router and a variable-speed control. Yesterday I decided to see if the Ryobi face plate would mate with the HP router. Because the screws that came with the table were either too long or too short, I had to make a trip to Lowe’s for the M5-.80×12 mm screws needed. All they had were 16 mm. I didn’t want to delay this project with an online order, so I added the HF base and used some longer screws that cam...

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