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Tour of jack's shop/man cave/hideout/doghouse

OK, I hope when you read the title you will do so with low expectations of what is to follow. Anything appearing to be strange, chalk it up to a rookie finding his way. The shop is 34 by 54. Work bench with a mixture of some quality and lesser...

Workshop Tour

Workshop tour challenge Well here is my shop. I started feeling better finally so, I decided to clean up the shop before taking the pictures. I started taking pictures in a clockwise fashion. This is the corner next to the house entrence. ...

A few push sticks

I had some time and felt like doing a small project so I finally ticked off one of the boxes on my to do list. I’ve never made one of these style push sticks before but I saw the obvious usefulness of them. I also got to practice a couple of...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #1: Getting started, day 1

I have been wanting to make a wooden geared clock for some time now and I finally got around to buying some plans for one. I bought them from a German named Christopher Blasius from his website Holzmechanik (wood mechanic). Reducing the fear...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #1: CONSTRUCTION - THE SIDES

The reason My wife doesn’t like storing our big gas grill in our garden shed because it takes too much space (and she keeps buying more outdoor furniture to store in it over the winter). My solution to keep her sweet is to build a small shed to...

Reclaiming the past

Over the last few weeks some developers have demolished an abandoned school. I walk past it every Friday and for the last five I’ve come home with the biggest chunk I could carry. I’ve begun milling it into usable boards. The wood is pine and fir...

Making a Viking Candy Dish

You may have seen my project post here which explains the background for this design. Several readers expressed their interest in a blog to show how to make one of these, so here it is. Background Since this is not a replica of any genuine...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Wolf & Rabbit

Thanks to Wolf & Rabbit for doing this interview.   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? Well, it really goes back to when I was about eight or nine. My Grandfather had retired from...

Horn Speakers #3: Cutting the Wedges to fit the pattern

Here is a teaser so you can get an idea of the size of the horns. Keep in mind that there will be trumpet like ends attached to the horns. I will be making these ends with plywood rings similar to segmented turnings and turn them on my lathe. ...

Problem? Solution!

Not posting this in the creations section because it’s not wood but I used my woodworking skills and tools to make it so here goes. I have a newborn and now that the weather is getting hot and humid the ac needs to be on for the little guy. Only...