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WoodworkingWeb Theme: HEART

February is the month of love, and of hearts! Here are some of our “heart” creations showcased here at WoodworkingWeb.com   -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Your turn: Share your tips,...

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”...

Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

I was driving along ....

On my way home from the grocery store, out of the corner of my eye, I spied …. this … well, actually, I spied 4 of them. With a “FREE” sign on them. My heart went pitter patter … the ‘70 chairs that I have with my 1800’s dining room table...

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...

First project, a sewing box #1: Getting started

For my first fine woodworking attempt, I’m building a sewing box for my wife. After all, it’s because of her that I even have a woodshop. I have always built things she wanted, like this gazebo: But then she started asking for things like...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: lightweightladylefty

Thank-you to lightweightladylefty for taking the time to do this interview. 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My first experience with “working the wood” was as a very young teenager....

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...

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...