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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...

Kitchen Cabinets Designing: Design How? Over Design What?

Designs of kitchen layout have changed over the years. From a few shelves under the counter, an average looking storage box and a table to stylish modular kitchen cabinets, custom drawers and pull-outs upper and lower cabinets, the complete form...

RECALLS #15: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard: Recall Date: December 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product: Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard: The jaws can loosen from...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #4: Assembling the structure

In the shop Today I first nailed woodstrips from the top to bottom on the front and back legs. These are thin strips used to cover the cut ends of the panel boards and act as a platform for nailing on the corner trim later. Next the strips...

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...

MY WORKBENCH - MY BEST WOODSHOP BUDDY

Wanted a New workbench I’ve been using my relatively new workbench for a little over 2-1/2 years now and I really love it. I haven’t one complaint about as it does everything I ask of it. I am especially pleased about my total outlay for it...

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”...

FAVORITE TOOLS CHALLENGE

This is my selection of favorite tools . Starting with my workbench and all the accessories I have made for it You can see the foot operated leg vice which has been replaced by a different type since this picture was taken and the unique...

RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac. Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recall Date: September 11, 2018 Recall...

Up And Coming Projects

I currently have a range of projects that I am working on and some will be ongoing throughout the year. I am using a range of natural materials from wood to clay and everything in between. I’m also recycling as much as possible from plastic to...