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Gut Shop Reorganization #2: Planning layout

I finally sat down with a calculator and paper and figured out the layout I’ve been roughly organizing in my head. I also decided to permanently fix certain tools in place because I want a level work surface for all of them to share. My garage...

Work Bench Build #3: Wood Selection And Layout

Work Bench Build #3 Wood Selection And Layout I got to use the bench to build a bench right away to lay out the boards for the top. But I removed the small face vise to put the benches together for space. So the leg vise will have...

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...

Sewing box phase two #1: Getting started

The sewing box I made for the wife is very heavy. It was never made to be carried around, but rather to sit near her sewing table and give her extra storage. I’m now building a table for it to sit on. Here is where I’m at so far: After cutting...

Clamp Storage Design

Here is a pipe clamp storage I designed. This is an Entry for the clamp Storage Design. You can make this any length you want. This is my double decker and I am holding 58 pipe clamps. I can put F style on the rack in between the pipe clamps....

Marquetry Jewellery Box #13: 21st Century Painting in Wood

Up until now I had been laying out my painting in wood layers by hand using lines that extended beyond the edges of the veneer area and after placing the veneer on the drawing, redrawing them on it to indicate the cut out areas. This is basically...

Coffe Table #2: Cutting the Template

In this installment of the blog I will be cutting the template. The rib cage will depend on it. I used my home made beam compass to layout my arcs I am using an old Ikea closet door for template. That’s the longest 1/2 MDF I have We...

One Stop Clamp Spot (AKA: My Clamp Shrine)

I like to have all my clamps at arms reach from my assembly table. I decided that one compact wall system was the way to go as a cart took up too much floor space and didn’t give me access to everything at once. The hardest part was layout. I...

My Roubo Bench Journey #19: Just a little groove and a not so nice surprise

I figured I should add the groove for the deadman tenon now while I had easy access to the underside of the top. I used a small plow plane and router plane to make the groove in short order. Next I removed all four legs to get them...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Brian

Thank-you to Brian for taking the time to do this interview   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I’ve always been a tinkerer, but living in an apartment in NYC is pretty limiting for a...