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Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Cost of tools

You know as a seasoned woodworker, for three decades, I just can’t believe how the cost of woodworking tools have gone up. I have a list of hand tools I really would like for the shop ig. clamps, turning tools, new lathe chuck, drill bits Etc.....

Making tractor wheels

Normally I make my toy wheels on a lathe but this time I didn,t and below you can see how I made them this time. Thanks for watching

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #3: Chase to the cut

Back to work on the project today after our thursday shopping excursion and getting a check up at the doctor (us old folks do a lot of that). After completing all the blanks for the basket components on Wednesday, I used today to get...

To collect or not collect... There are no question! handtoolscollection

Hi there. I have a small problem, I promised my self never to become a collector, but… My rules are; I can only have one of each. I need to use it, or have the intention to use it at some point. It’s also fair if it’s a really beautiful...

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. ...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Mike40

This interview, with Mike40, is from January 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My main inspiration to take up woodworking was a segmented walnut bowl that my older brother turned...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Shin

This interview, with Shin, is from October, 2015.   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I would have to say that my interest in woodworking began at my Gandpa Nolen’s house. We spent a...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #6: Drawers, Dowels, and Dovetails

I guess I missed the contest ……… by a few months …….. :-) Well all the colour decisions have been made and the flowers are glued in. The next job is to build a jewellery box to glue them onto. I have decided on Baltic Birch plywood for...