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My Work Bench JOURNEY #3:

Well here is another installment on my humble work bench. I will start with a few pictures and at the end of the blog you will see a link to a video I made which should give you a good idea what my bench environment looks like .! I will start...

My Work Bench JOURNEY #1: My Workbench JOURNEY #1

Here is the start of my bench journey It started with a bunch of 2″×10 " SPF ( spruce/pine/fir ) floor joist which where fairly dry and a good grade with not too many knots .I cut the joist to length and width needed and planed both sides to...

My Workbench - My Best Workshop Buddy

MY WORK BENCH A couple of pictures of my latest leg vise which is going to be installed on my bench and again this is a improved version . This is my work bench which has become a passion since I finally got around to...

FLATSANDER

I was at a tool store a while ago and saw these five packs of 15” x39.5” belts on sale $10 29 for a pack of five so I grabbed a pack but had no idea what I would use them for ,lucky me . This is my version of a sander to flatten down boxes...

BUTTERFLY CONSTRUCTION BLOG #1: BUTTERFLY CONSTRUCTION PART ONE

Here is the first part of the promised BUTTERFLY Blog to go with the project post . I will start with a sketch of the clear plastic templates which is a set of four pair and a indexing ruler . I am giving the sizes for the square patterns...

My favorite tool

This impact driver has to be one of my favorite cordless tools . I have owned a corded version of this for thirty five years or so but this one is the one I use almost exclusively now . A few month ago I added the rare earth magnets on the...

FAVORITE TOOLS CHALLENGE

This is my selection of favorite tools . Starting with my workbench and all the accessories I have made for it You can see the foot operated leg vice which has been replaced by a different type since this picture was taken and the unique...

HAND TOOLS

Here is my assortment of hand tools and most of them I have made myself . I don’t profess to be a hand tool only guy but I love the look and feel of them but power tools like a table saw can’t be beat by a hand tool . Tools have evolved over...

HANDWHEEL FOR MY NEW VISE

This is how I made a hand wheel for my new vise and I managed to keep the cost down to a minimum $10.00 ...

52-36 piano box part one #2: 52-36 piano box part two

Here is part 2 of the box build and I have made the change from 1/2" ply to 3/8" ply for the sides and I think it will give a more pleasing and balanced look to the design. The box is out of the jig and got dropped so in reverse and rip off the...