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  1. Focus on the Workspace
    My shop is located in the basement of my house. Unfortunately I have the stairwell in the middle of the shop with stud support walls on each side. I am looking for suggestions of different ways to use the space? Ideas and pictures are welcome!!
  2. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I've finished my most recent project (nesting tables shown in the picture) and need a new project. I've built many things for the family and nobody really needs more furniture. I've donated a few things to charity auctions but they only happen in the summer around here. Any ideas??
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    This is just going to be the almost same question as before but more in depth to help me out just a bit more. To give a quick overview…i'm starting to gather hand tools ( no power tools ) to start doing projects such as dovetail boxes and chests, turkey box calls,cutting board, flutes, walking...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello everyone. I recently found myself looking for ways to improve my woodworking skills and I came across this forum. I'm hoping someone can help me out with a problem I am having with an entertainment stand I built for my house. I made an entertainment stand for our basement and installed...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    I usually use a vacuum then a damp paper towel and last a tack rag. Sometimes I use my air compressor. I was wondering what methods people use to remove dust from the projects before finishing them? Also what method do you use to remove the dust from the sanding between coats? Also do you use...
  6. Focus on the Workspace
    Please take the time to help me out. My workshop is in my garage which is approximately, 20 X 18. For some reason it seems like I don't have any room in the garage but then I look at photos of other shops and they have all the same tools I have but it's organized in a smaller space. So I must...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello, I have been experimenting with different finishes on the lathe lately, most recently CA glue and love the shine it gives how ever the burning of the eyes and smell are less than desirable. I'm wondering what finishes any one could sagest the typical vessel i do is 3 inches wide?. Also...
  8. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm trying to design a box with a lid that can accommodate a photograph insert (interchangeable). It will need to have glass to protect the photo. Also, a second photo could be inserted that is visible on the inside of the lid, for when it is open. I have some rough ideas on how to execute this...
  9. Wood & Lumber
    Hello, I have a chance to purchase about 10, 8 foot long 4" x 4" rustic american chestnut beams that came out of an old barn. I want to make something with them but I am unsure of what. I want to be able to sell the project and I want to make something that people would appreciate the type of...
  10. Wood & Lumber
    Hello all, long time, no post. My apologies, work and family take up most of my days. But I got a new one. Most of us are lumber scroungers, and I am just as guilty, if not more so, than the rest of you! Recently I put up a fence, and now have a serious amount of pressure treated 2×4 cutoffs...
  11. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Good morning, I'm having surgery next week and my left arm is going to be out of commission for a couple of months. I'm not worried about the surgery, but I'm sure worried about being unable to keep busy with my usual projects. Fortunately I am right handed. I'll still be able to use my left...
  12. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I do woodworking with people that are mentally disabled. They vary in age and I prepare all the pieces from cutting to predrilling. They nail and glue the projects together with as much help as they need. Anyone have ideas for projects that they will enjoy making and having afterwards that is...
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    When I saw this, I thought Y'all would be interested too… An Instructable on Clamp Storage...
  14. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Every one seems to have a list of gifts desired. Some down to items that seem almost impossible to find or make. Having fulfilled many family desires over lots of Christmases I have made my list of what I want. Here is my Christmas and beyond want list: 1. The auto and aircraft industry...
  15. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hello… I have a booth at a shop in the next town over where I sell a few of my products such as bed swings, baby swings, porch swings, farm house coffee tables, and other odds and ends. During the months of November and December business was really good. Since beginning of January, not so much...
  16. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm hoping that someone can help me out. My daughter is getting her first real apartment. Sorry but college apartments don't count. I am looking to build her a stand alone cabinet/small hutch that will look like a piece of quality furniture but is actually full of tools she should have...
  17. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello Everyone! Every year, my family holds a drawing to see who is going to give gifts to who. This year I drew my cousin-in-law? (cousin's wife). She wants a wine rack, and I asked my cousin about what she likes. He says she is nutty for stars, and they are all over her house. My first idea...
  18. Blogs
    Committing Myself Well, I've finally gone and done it. After blogging about books on boxes , I got the itch to make some boxes! I haven't delved extensively into boxes, and it has been ages, so it's like starting new again. My wife makes jewellery that she sells online and at craft shows. She...
  19. Blogs
    Beginning this Blog I recently was referred to this site by Steve Good, who has a wonderful, comprehensive scroll saw forum and blog page. Although I have been doing woodworking for almost fifteen years, I have finally reached a point in my life where I am able to make it the main focus of my...
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  20. Blogs
    She's got legs..... I'll skip the boring parts, like the glue up of the legs and material choice. I will say that I had intended to build my own designed bench sometime last year. I was sold on a certain author's idea of an awesome Roubo style bench. I got Paul Sellers' Working Wood, book...
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