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Gut Shop Reorganization #10: flip top drill press

I’m exhausted. I built this over the past 2 days which is a day too long. I wasn’t sure about the height and had problems making it fit the swing to below. I finally sorted out those details and made it work. This is the same...

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...

Picnic Table #6: The Top

I spent the last 2 weekends working on the top and it is now done. This blog is a little too long but did not want to brake it into two. I asked Bently many questions about how best to go buy building the top. I received tremendous amount of...

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. ...

Apprentice Shop #1: Sharing My Plans To Start an Apprentice Shop

Back in the winter of 2013, my dad told me to come get his shop tools. He’s retired once and then started back, and now he’s fully retired. Anyhow, I went to Virginia and brought home a table saw, a radial-arm, a band saw, a drill-press, and a...

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...

The joys of rust hunting #1: Its Spring. First 2014 Antique show

finally proof that the long winter is over. Our first local flea market of 2014. Maybe not one of my best days, but definitely not my worst either. We had some fun, some sun, some rain, and just good old spring weather. My first find is my...

Tour of jack's shop/man cave/hideout/doghouse

OK, I hope when you read the title you will do so with low expectations of what is to follow. Anything appearing to be strange, chalk it up to a rookie finding his way. The shop is 34 by 54. Work bench with a mixture of some quality and lesser...

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. ...

Gut Shop Reorganization #6: Flip top planer done

Today I made some more progress. Got the flip top cabinet made for the planer. I designed the cabinet but made the support/table on the fly as I came up with ideas for it. First I started with the carcass. Then I made the flip part of the...