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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...

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...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #6: Slow Progress ..... but progress none the less

When I left off last time I said that the “furniture” was done. That wasn’t quite true and it took quite a while to finish the job. Because I will have to break these chevalets down for storage (or possibly shipping) I decided to bolt certain...

A few push sticks

I had some time and felt like doing a small project so I finally ticked off one of the boxes on my to do list. I’ve never made one of these style push sticks before but I saw the obvious usefulness of them. I also got to practice a couple of...

Open Apron Nesting Tables #2: Ebonizing and Burl Matching

I didn’t take any photos of the ebonizing process originally, but since several people expressed an interest I made a little video today. It shows the process in real time on a piece of off-cut Walnut from one of the legs. Ebonizing is a simple...

A silk purse from a sow's ear... #3: Keeping the cost down/new adventures in MDF

The build is going well. No stupid mistakes yet, a lot of cutting. Doors made. Base made. Carcase ready to assemble. One thing I had to do today in order to determine an exact width for the tall boy part, was make the cornice. I needed to do...

On the drawing board for years

On the drawing board for years hi everyone this is my first response to woodworking web I’ve been trying to get some pictures off of my work but just can’t get around to it . I’m not the best on the computer either I have to keep asking my kids...

Tormek T3 Sharpener

My Favorite Tool Tormek sharpener. I got a fair amount of good Brownie points at amazon during Christmas, that I decided to spring the plunger on a Tormek T-3. I have had lots of problems here in Houston, working in a 2-car garage...

Sharpening An Axe

So after watching a youtube video, reading up on sharpening from a book and using the basic knowledge that I have I finally got round to cleaning up this hatchet 😊 (before) (after) All in all it went quite well and it’s nice to see the...

Shaker End Table #1: Mahogany Shaker End Table, the beginning

I hadn’t thought about blogging about this build until Smitty asked about it on LJs, so I figured why not. I volunteered to make this table for as a raffle prize for a non-profit organization’s convention later this summer. I have built...