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Workbench / Outfeed Table #1 #6: It's Hammer time

Well ladies and gentlemen im feeling much better again. And its Hammer time. Time to start making up time lost from being sick. First, I just wanted to thank you guys & gas for get well wishes and kind words. All of you are great! A great...

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. ...

Coffe Table #6: Installing the 1/8 Ply

In the 5th installment of this blog I glued up the 1/4 inch Ply. Now it’s time to install the 1/8 ply. I finally found a local source for bendy Ply. The call it wobbly ply. They have 1/8 and 3/8 only. I picked up a couple and rolled them up...

Hide Glue-First Encounter

Paul posted this blog about hide glue and answered a lot of my questions. Thanks Paul! I needed to do a complex glue up where I could not use clamps beside finger pinching the pieces. I decided it was just the right project to learn and...

Planer cutterhead bearing replacement #3: UPDATE: IT’S ALL FIXED!! HOORAY!

Most important: Thank you to the helpful woodworkers who were kind enough to guide me on this endeavor. You are the ones who gave me the courage to attempt this. I received the order of the bearings last Monday afternoon and proceeded to get...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #8: More To It Than Just Pretty Chevalets

When I last posted in this blog, I had almost finished the chevys and was feeling about ready for the classes to begin. Well ……. that may have been a little premature. It seems that teaching a marquetry course requires a little more hardware than...

Clamp Storage Design

Here is a pipe clamp storage I designed. This is an Entry for the clamp Storage Design. You can make this any length you want. This is my double decker and I am holding 58 pipe clamps. I can put F style on the rack in between the pipe clamps....

Minimalist Clamp Storage

Can you call a 1 1/2" square strip screwed to the wall a clamp storage system? Well it stores my clamps so I do although I can’t see it winning any design contests. Pluses are cost, construction time and space efficiency. Minuses are ….. ummm …....

My Roubo Bench Journey #31: More Lumber = More Progress

First thing this morning I sawed off the excess pegs and wedges/tenon tops from the legs. I started with a high pt saw and quickly realized the folly of my decision. I didn’t want to spend all day doing this, so I switched over to a 10 pt...

Workbench / Outfeed Table #1 #5: Workbench/ Outfeed continued

Well it’s Valentines day and I only got to work a few hours today. So I ripped my frenchcleats today. Im using the back of the workbench for storing. Everthing from my framing nailer to extension cords. Also a lot of F style clamps. Now my wife...