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Work Bench Build #7: Onward and Forward

I found some hardwood at a local lumber middleman, none of our mills have any type right now and might not until spring. I even had to order this birch from off island at an outlandish price. Four boards for over $200 and the condition is...

Garden Gates #1: Getting started

I took a break from work sleep fish work sleep fish to start building new garden gates for my house. I was only planning to replace the ratty PVC gate that came with the property but my wife wants a gate on each side of the house. Each gate will...

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

The Woodwright's Shop Review #1: Can you handle this axe? (Season 2, episode 1)

The following article is a commentary written by Stumpy Nubs which includes his description of the episode, thoughts and additional content. Only the phrases within quotation marks are the exact words of Roy Underhill. For more episodes,...

RECALLS #2: Cabinet door/drawer bubble glass knobs recalled

Anyone who has used glass knobs on cabinets and furniture might be interested in this recall. Recall Date: June 11, 2014 Recall Number: 14-204 Bubble Knobs Recalled by Cost Plus Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cost Plus World...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #10: Finishing Up

The carpentry work is finished and only the painting remains. I enjoyed this project and I hope it will be a convenience for us in the years to come. The space it occupies on our terrace is never used, so it was a good place to put it. The only...

Tale of two workshops

OK, I’m a Gemini. I live twin lives and work (play) in not-so-twin workshops. At home on Vancouver Island I have a 30 X 40 detached shop with lots of tools. You can build a boat in...

To collect or not collect... There are no question! handtoolscollection

Hi there. I have a small problem, I promised my self never to become a collector, but… My rules are; I can only have one of each. I need to use it, or have the intention to use it at some point. It’s also fair if it’s a really beautiful...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #1: The Available Space and the Tools

When we bought a winter home in Green Valley AZ. in 2007 it didn’t take me long to realize that I couldn’t spend half of the year without a shop. The problems were that there wasn’t any space for one except the semi-enclosed carport and it’s hard...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #4: Garage to Shop in 2 1/2 Minutes

This is a fun little video I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. It is what I do every morning (with slight variations) when I’m in Green Valley. In this case I needed the belt sander first but it could just as easily have been the bandsaw or...