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My Shop #1: Photos of my shop

I was asked to share photos of my shop. This will take a little while to gather photos up. I wish I could go out and take a few right now but unfortunately it is trashed out with house plants and the chickens spending the winter in part of it. If...

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...

My Wood Shop #1: Wheaties

This is the entrance to my Shop . In case your wondering the the sign he is holding says MR Goodlooking works here . This is my office and finishing room . In this room I use a vacuum cleaner attached to each tool. This is my...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Chris Tasa

This interview, with Chris Tasa, is from August, 2016. 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I grew up in a small logging community in British Columbia Canada. Wood and woodworking were...

A few hand tools......

My interests involve working both metal and wood. Unfortunately, my woodworking space is in the laundry room. Currently a disaster due to the shop reorganization caused by the purchase of another lathe (and its 9 foot long bench) last December....

Welcome to Tortuga Early Instruments Worldwide Headquarters!

My shop is my sacred space. When I cross the threshold into its confines, something changes within me. I move from a work-a-day wage slave to a creator. When I transform wood, it transforms me. Because I have to maintain a day job, I move at a...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #2: The Beating Heart of the Shop

There are two institutions to be given credit for how well I have been able to equip my shop for so little money and in so little space. They cannot be separated. They are ShopSmith and Craigslist. I was for most of my life one of the “pros”...

Turquis Inlay - Not

In the course of goofing around with the lathe I picked up a couple months back, I test drove it on some cherry and apple from the prunings of local (thousands of acres) orchards. Inspired from a visit to the museum just built for the local...

Greetings from Juneau

Greetings from Juneau Alaska. I have been creating saw dust in my garage wood shop for two years now. I am mostly self taught by trial and error and You Tube. I started a small wood working Buisness to help justify and fund my shop. I spend most...

Woodbridge Workshop

These are rare and unusual photos of my work shop. It is never really this clean. I built this basement workshop about 15 years ago and never got it completely finished. The cabinets still need to be painted and the drywall was never finished....