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Blog series by oldguy2 updated 04-22-2021 09:36 PM 4 parts 6331 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: the tool tower and mobile lumber rack

12-06-2016 01:05 PM by oldguy2 | 4 comments »

First things about this blog I am a retired teacher 5th graders and PE. so I retired to do woodworking as a business and hobby, but I found Lumberjocks and writing about the projects an outlet I have enjoyed. I retired in 2009 and now 2016 moved from my 24×28 foot retirement shop( a modular shed) to a one car basement garage that came with the wife’s job, she is a Presbyterian Minister. Now that has both good and bad with it. I should not collect tons of extra crap since we may...

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Part 2: A week of Learning from mistakes

05-15-2017 08:41 PM by oldguy2 | 5 comments »

And how many projects break in one week? I am up to three. The dog ramp had been ok ( that’s not the dog opinion of course ) but as things worsened the old dog needed it more so the lever action of the support leg just ripped away and down went the dog and the boards. Lucky it was at home and no injury. My design hmmm. Now just a small rubbermaid step and she does great. I had to lead her up the ramp anyways. The trash can lid was next and made from 2×2 was not h...

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Part 3: Workbench build and rebuild

05-20-2018 01:39 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

Hi again. Lets learn from the past and mistakes. Image number one is the current improved workbench, with probably features I think I like. such as. size 48×28, maple top 1.5 thick, vise, casters on base, shelves. and should have one or two more features. image 2 was the bench I had for years, it was great..oops..tool well deep enough for a screw driver, sturdy two people could stand on it, size 52×29…I resized it to make Adirondack chairs and a 3 inch board ...

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Part 4: breakfast couch armtray and morning time

04-22-2021 09:36 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Not all projects are super duper. Thanks to Steve Ramsey Woodworking for Mere Mortals for this small idea. I have my grandson over most mornings and he has oatmeal and needs me nearby. Now as a serious coffee man putting your coffee on large arm sofas is not easy nor any breakfast with the kids. So this is a 3 board project make it to suit. my top board for food is as big as a sheet of paper. the side to the fence is 4 by 5 and the opposite side is 5 by 9 so it gives that big ...

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