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Work Bench Build #2: Workshop and Tools

My workshop has served my family well. Now it is time to dedicate some space to woodworking. It can accomidate about 10 people in comfort watching a big screen with full 12 speaker surround sound and cable. Complete with...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #3: Lots of Parts, Lots of Joinery

I guess I got lots done today although I didn’t get as far as I wanted to. (Do we ever?) There have been enough blogs on chevy construction and I’ve got lots of pictures so I’ll keep the text to a minimum and let the photos do the explaining. ...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #8: Door Hinges

I didn’t get much done today as this is our shopping day. I did manage to get the hinges installed on the door frames though. Yesterday after taking the door frames out of the clamps after the glue-up I needed to increase the frame thickness on...

Clamp Storage Design Challenge #1: Announcement

Every woodworker needs a serious clamp storage. Why not design it yourself? We’ve partnered with 360 WoodWorking to challenge you to design and draw a clamp rack that holds 15 pipe or bar clamps at minimum plus a small variety of...

My Roubo Bench Journey #35: All......Most......There.......

I startd out finishing up the Sliding Deadman that I roughed out yesterday. Here I am using the bench hook as a planing stop since my one planing stop wasn’t wide enough for the deadman. I had to use the scroll saw to cut the curves...

Simple Jigs and Techniques #5: Modular Veneer Press Build

Just a few more pictures and explanations than the project post had room for. The concept is simple and can be adapted in many ways but here is what I did. First off I selected knot free parts of 8’ construction 2X4’s and ripped them into...

Coffe Table #5: Covering the rib cage with 1/4 " plywood

In my last blog on the coffee table, I had the rib cage all glued up. Right after that was done I moved to install the 1/4 inch plywood. This blog is about that (1 month late) I used titebond III (the bottle is an empty re-filled) and 1"...

Is it too late for curves?

I got inspired by Ianwater’s curved leg picnic table. My wife wants a table outside the entrance for Amazon packages. The roof extends over the entrance so I’m not to concerned about the weather. I bought some oil based enamel to paint it. It...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #6: Mounting the Wagons and Cosmetic Top

As a boat builder I worked with epoxy A LOT… so for me it was a no brainer that the vices would be loose fitted and fixed in place with epoxy. This gives both the best possible fit and the strongest grip you’re going to find. That doesn’t mean...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #4: Day Four ...... Seems Longer

Just a few pics today. I started off by cleaning up yesterday’s glue-ups on the column cheeks and generally tidying things up. Then I cut the recesses for the threaded rod in the carriage logs and glued in the filler pieces. The posts won’t...