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A sheet good handling cart

4×8 sheets of plywood are always a pain and dangerous for one man to handle. Year ago I built this cart to handle these sheets to bring them and to saw then on my TS. It has been working well ever since. My hope is that my idea will help...

The Shop, saw stations #3: Mobile cart

I have needed a mobile cart for a long time. I found this old dot matrix printer stand in the alley, it looked brand new, just not much need for them any more. I removed the U shaped top & replaced it with and old plywood cabinet...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: A1Jim

This interview, with A1Jim, is from July, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I guess my first encounter with woodworking was as a 10 year old kid and was when my brother in-law (a...

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...

The Woodworking Shows & My experience at Milwaukee, WI

Today I went to the woodworking Shows in Milwaukee, WI. They were packed so I’d say it was a great day for the show. I stopped at the Lee Valley booth and bought a new digital dial caliper that does fraction and thousandth of an inch. Had my...

workshop tour challenge

Throw me in for a chance at the $100. Not much to show here compared to some of the ones I’ve seen. My shop is about 10′ × 20′ with a 7’ ceiling. Pretty small and I place a high priority on floor space to setup saw horses for this and that. ...

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...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #3: What can you build in a small low budget shop?

All of the stationary stuff that I described in the last post cost around $1500 or less with a little shrewd horse trading and not really a lot of looking on CL. I said that my investment might be as high as $2500. The rest is all standard stuff...

My shop #1: Clamp modification

Now I,m retired there is more time to reorganize my shop. Ten years ago I made my shop set up. From time to time bought some stuff and reorganisation was more than necessary. One of the things I did was making a bench you could see at...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #5: Roofing

Laying the Shingles Just a short update. I got the asphalt shingles for the roof. The shingle substrate is 3/4” tongue and groove panel boards on the top. The boards run from the back to the front. I left enough room on both ends for molding so...