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  1. Focus on the Workspace
    Many members have their shops in their garage which, let's face it, are pretty easy to break into. Here's my solution for the easiest break in method, where someone would drive in a wedge at the top of the door to gain access, via a coat hanger or similar, to the emergency latch of the garage...
  2. Another Shop Project..Clamp racks

    My garage is more organized now than it's ever been but I'm still working on it. This was my latest project. I originally had my pipe clamps mounted horizontally on the wall but it wasn't convenient so I found this pipe clamp rack idea. It's was so easy to make with a 2 X 4 and 1/2" steel rod...
  3. Multicentric Cedar Hollow Form

    This was a little experiment in off center work, a multicentric hollow form. 2" tall by 2 1/2 " wide. Wipe on poly finish.All comments and questions welcome.
  4. Rietveld Chair - Outdoor version

    We came across a picture of the Wave Hill Chair used at the Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx. I liked it and had some cedar I wanted to use so I thought I would give it a try. An Internet search reveiled it was based on the Rietveld (Red and Blue) Chair from the 1920's. A little more searching...
  5. Board Chest - Pine and Iron

    This is a blanket chest I just built on commission. It started out as three immaculately clear pine boards, a pile of wrought/cut nails, and some hardware from Horton Brasses. There are no knots in the chest - it is entirely clear. Amazing material. I decided early on that it would be...
  6. Corner Computer Desk

    This is my first attempt at a computer desk. It's made from both solid cherry and cherry stained birch plywood. The back is made from 1/4" cherry plywood. I'm not real happy with the way in which the poly turned out so glossy. It was supposed to be satin, but I think I laid it on too thick with...
  7. Work Table

    Finally finished up the work table for my shop. Thanks to all the LJ contributors for ideas. Used Rockler T-track on the top for hold downs and store the grinder and spindle sander on the pull out shelf. Lots of drawers to store squares, chisels and planes and the big drawer on the right...
  8. French Cleat Accessories

    After hanging my French Cleat wall and using it for a week or so, I started building all sort of other holders and organizers: ones for squares, chisel rolls, Mallets, cords, apron hooks, safety gear, aprons, saw horses, clamps, Japanese saws, boat paddles, etc… I ringed the garage with a single...
  9. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    After several years of working out of the basement, and not having to deal so much with issues of keeping warm, and the moisture level down. I'm transitioning to a large garage - rental, so I can't really do much to the building, and after the overwhelming and often conflicting advice out on the...
  10. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello. Looking at picking up a drum sander for the garage workshop and looking for some user feedback. Somewhat torn between the grizzly 24" and the powermatic 2244. Both look like great machines and both have pros and cons like everything. What I really like about the griz is the endclosed...
  11. Focus on the Workspace
    My wife and I just moved into a rental home, and we have a nice 2 car garage, but we also have a ledge in there that houses the washer and dryer. My wife parks her car near the washer and dryer, and the other 1/2 of the garage is hopefully going to become my wood shop. I currently have a 20×20...
  12. Blogs
    Challenges and A Plan I've been woodworking for about 5 years now. My workspace has been in my uninsulated and unfinished, attached garage. I originally thought that I'd make smaller projects so I could park both cars in the garage and pull them out when it was time to work. To accomplish...
  13. Blogs
    Shop Layout Ideas Hi LumberJocks! I've just recently joined LJ after being a long-time reader. Thanks to everyone who participates in the discussions here. Your wisdom and experience is invaluable, and you are are generous to take the time to share. You can check out my page to learn more...
  14. Blogs
    Garage Upgrade I do my woodworking in the garage and when I started it only had a single 15 amp 110 volt circuit, two light bulbs, and garage doors that were low enough that I bumped into them constantly whenever I moved boards around. Most of us have been there at one point and it worked well...
  15. Blogs
    Intro and Cleaning Up the Top This is my first post or utterance on this site, so bear with me while I get in the swing of things… I've always wanted to get into woodworking so I can build useful and practical things with my own hands. Within the last few months I've come into a host of...
  16. Blogs
    A little update before I try to catch up... So I have fallen WAY behind on posting the projects as I complete them. So, before I try to catch up on all the blogs and projects I need to upload we'll give an overview… The first photo is what my garage usually looks like. (Like a sawdust bomb...
  17. Blogs
    Shop Bench This is my Garage Shop Bench project that is taking on a life of its own…growing and evolving…. Check out the video n pics… The build went rather smoothly…only hit my hand with the hammer 3 or 4 times…but I got in some left hand hammering so it was pretty good. The bench came out...
  18. Focus on the Workspace
    All the posts I've seen deal with cooling down the entire shop. I would like to just cool the area I work in. I have a 3-car garage plus an extra six feet (on the house side). The "shop" is the area closest to the house, extending slightly into the one-car space. There's a six foot workbench...
  19. Focus on the Workspace
    Hey everyone, I live in the suburbs of Chicago and obviously our winters get pretty dang cold (8 degrees today). My shop is my attached garage and I've been looking for solutions to store my glues/finishes in there without any issue because i hate having to come inside, take off my dusty...
  20. Focus on the Workspace
    So, I have provisional agreement to build a garage shop with Mother-in-law on top in my backyard in Seattle - we will be returning in 18-24 months and it will take that long to get the final paperwork done. I have a maximum foot print of 25X27.5 and have to have 5 feet all the way around for...
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