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Can you really make money doing woodworking?

Can you really make money doing woodworking? Sure Can! Can you make a living doing woodworking? Yep, sure can. Is it easy to do? Nope, but it’s not as hard as most think. I like the attitude and direction that most members here on this...

Vintage Tools...Still the best choice #1: The table saw...

Probably the most important tool in the shop, next to yourself with a relaxing beverage, is the table saw. As most, I drool over the new Unisaw, then the sawstop, move over and eye up the new powercraft. The main thing is , no matter what quality...

a blog dedicated to vintage tool use in the modern shop

We all love to spend time in our shops..cleaning, rearranging, crafting or enjoying a beer, pop, wine etc. just staring at our domain and pondering our next earthshattering creation. Hello, My name is Mike Evens, and like all of you, find joy in...

Plane Jack #1: Opening scene: Rescued from the back shelves.

I was able to convince Pete, who runs the workshop where I spend time refurbishing tools on Tuesdays, that I could find this little fella a good home in my workshop. I have no idea if it’s collectable or not, I just hate seeing tools heading for...

G0513X2 17" BANDSAW 2HP W/CAST IRON TRUNNION

I wanted to share my thoughts experience with the G0513X2 17 bandsaw that I have now for over a year. Tis is not a formal review and I am not going to bore you with all the specs. Prior to the Grizzly I had the Powermatic 14 PWBS-14CS bandsaw...

My beginners workshop #2: How it looks today

Here are some shot of how it looks today. There is a lot left to do. I have to get it organized again and get rid of some of the demolition and construction debris. Looking toward the rear section. The framing is for a bathroom, complete with...

A sheet good handling cart

4×8 sheets of plywood are always a pain and dangerous for one man to handle. Year ago I built this cart to handle these sheets to bring them and to saw then on my TS. It has been working well ever since. My hope is that my idea will help...

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #1: Stanley #31 with shop made fence

I picked this jointer up over a year ago. Disassembled, cleaned and a BLO bath. Left it to dry good and stabilize before flattening the sole. The metal was in decent shape, so a wire wheel and paint was in order. Did a...

My First Project circa 1990

A new site, a new beginning. So a fitting first post might be the first project I worked on when I was just a little PAJA. At the time I was living with my grandparents in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. My grandpa brought home a little...

Plane restores #1: G Davies Infill Plane

See the complete story here Some time ago I got and infill from an LJ friend Jamie asking me if I wanted an infill plane that needed some love. Of course I couldn’t resist and a short time later I received the package in the mail. ...