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  1. Focus on the Workspace
    I am looking for ideas for wood storage for when I start setting up my new shop. Please post any pics or idea you have that might help with my wood storage.
  2. Let's roll . . . the saw around the shop!

    Since my shop is also a dual vehicle domicile (2 car garage), I needed to make make my table saw a little more mobile. Some scrap wood, a piece of conduit and around $20 in supplies (castors and hinges) and it gets the job done. It took me a couple hours. I utilized the existing holes in the...
  3. Routed Bowls- Flower candy dishes

    These are a couple of flower-shaped routed bowls I made at my wife's request. Actually, these are the last two of a dozen made to be end of year gifts for women that she works with at various school districts she serves. The flowers are approx. 8" across and 1 1/4" deep. I used maple on some...
  4. Hammer Head Cane

    The staff was made on a, Legacy Ornamental Mill ,It is red oak, 1 1/4 dia, to start with Handle is walnut, was cut out on the band saw This plan came with the machine, and was fun, all the other canes I have made were, sold or given as gifts, and I don't have pics. This actually came in handy a...
  5. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Fellow LJ's, I am currently in the process of adding a few desperately needed tools to my shop here in Gilbert AZ… I am taking the next step in my woodworking journey and want to make sure that I do it right. So here's the question… If you needed a planer, jointer, and a bandsaw and only had...
  6. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello my fellow LJ's! Quick question for y'all… I am in the process of turning my 3 car garage into a workshop. I plan on aquiring some more tools some of which may need 220 amps. Also as I've been spending more time out there I have realized that I am definately going to need to add some...
  7. Focus on the Workspace
    My soon to be wife and I have started looking at homes. We have an agent and have been approved for financing and have a budget and must haves list settled. Fortunately for me, she agreed to put a shop capable basement on the list of musts, so that has been part of our process. My questions is...
  8. Focus on the Workspace
    Ive googled and searched and found some helpful information. Ive reorganized my shop space several times but cant seem to get a good layout. I believe the issue lies in the fact that I have wood working, metal working, and auto based tools, in a small space for all three. My basement is my shop...
  9. Blogs
    The Plan! The beautiful Seattle Gloom has returned early this year, so it is finally time to get my Work Shop(Garage) up and running. I am going to try and document this as I go. It will be good for me to see how far I end up from my "plan". In my experience plans are like a guide that points...
  10. Blogs
    Table Saw If you had read The Great Table Saw Debate Continues then you know I just recently purchased an old Craftsman Emerson saw. This was a major step in my home shop. The old saw literraly crapped out on me in a major way. (Could have killed me if I wasn't careful.) Well, after a...
  11. Blogs
    The big tools With the birth of my first child last year, I had an overwhelming urge to start building things that last. I picked up a ton of shop experience in college where I was the "master" student carpenter for the theater department. "Master" in this case meaning I was the least likely to...
  12. Blogs
    Floor cured & Ridgid R4511 unpacked This may not look like a woodworking post at first glance, but do read on…. I'm afraid to look back at the date of when I last posted to LJs regarding a suggestion on finish ceiling height in my basement dig out. Well, After 9 months of design/ planning/...
  13. Blogs
    Beginnings of the shop So when we bought this house 14 years ago, the idea was that the large shed out back (I call it the barn) would be a place for projects to occur. It's situated on the back end of our property and is quite large. The enclosed area is about 12'x20' with a tin roof and two...
  14. Blogs
    Sharpening Station Build #1 A while back I purchased some whetstones from LV. Up till now I have been doing the scary sharp method with sandpaper. That works just fine but it can get pretty pricey over time and I finally realized I wasn't saving any money not investing in some good sharpening...
  15. Blogs
    Finally Starting I bought my house in 2012 and remodeled the whole interior and exterior. I setup a rough shop in my garage so I could do the things I needed in order to do my remodel. Now that I'm done with the work that I/my wife wanted done inside and out, I can finally start setting up my...
  16. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Well I've been acquiring tools & machines for my (very near) future basement workshop. I have already gotten; TS, SCMS (w/ Craftsman MS stand), RAS, plunge router (w/ homemade table & fence), BS (benchtop), DP (benchtop), jointer, planer, tenoning jig, mortising machine, chisels and assorted...
  17. Blogs
    New Shop and house After 5 months of not woodworking i am finaly back at it. The first words my Fiance said to me were "Thank god you have your shop back. Maybey now you wont be such an ass" Aparently i was driving her crazy. 5 months ago my craftsman tablesaw broke on me. Its an extremley long...
  18. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I'm working it through my brain on how to best set up some kind of dust collection in my shop. There are a ton of problems that I'm confronting with this including the big money question! However, I had a concept I wanted to through out there and get some opinions on. After the initial large...
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello, Very new here and hoping lumberjocks can help. I have a craftsman 320.28190 fixed base router and would like to use it mounted to a table that I don't have. I've been looking at plans for TS and router combo tables, table tops from rockler and others and am overwhelmed by the many...
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