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Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #5: Cap'n, We Need More Power! (Electrical Woes, in The "Wood Shop"

My “Wood Shop” is housed in the old hangar, that we built in 2008. It’s not really old, but I call it old, as I’m not able to fly anymore. Any way, when I was having electricity run to it, I told the electrician that I only wanted a 8’...

The Shop

We bought this old office building a couple of years ago. Set up my shop in part of it, started taking out walls first. Being a steel and concrete construction, lite concrete for the interior walls , a sawzall worked great. This phase is AIR. ...

No Shop Starting Wednesday

Well no shop starting Wednesday April 22, for i am heading in to have major surgery on all of my sinus system, along with reconstruction of the right nostril canal. For i can’t breathe correct, as my nose was broken bad in high school and healed...

Summertime Shop Relief

What do you do to beat the heat. I built a three panel screen door for my shop. I started with pressure treated 2×4 s and and ripped a saw cut down the middle of each edge. Then I screwed the three frames together each apps 36" wide and measured...

How to enlarge your shop without increasing it's size

Like many hobby woodworkers I have always felt that my shop was too small. It certainly isn’t large at 228 sq.ft. My growing dissatisfaction made me give the problem a rethink. I finally realised that my real problem had a lot to do with the lack...

Weekend Wonders: Funniest Work Shop Story

I wonder … what is the funniest story “from your work shop”?

Woodworking Shop 2015 #2: I'm Alive!!!! Starting back with my shop build.

Hi people ! I’m so glad to say that I’m up and running, I had a major detour last September. I got sick with I thought was the flu, but in 3 days I was in the hospital with a flesh eating bacteria! I was in the hospital for 65 days, and have...

New shop toys

Well let me say it feels good to be back in the shop Part Time. As the year moves forward my shop time will increase. I already have a list of things that need to be built from my daughter, and myself like finishing my workbench that came to a...

The Shop #2

It was a crazy busy summer, no time to work on the shop much less create anything it. Made this storage unit using scrap & pallet wood . Each shelf is from a different type of sheet material. The 2 end units are 24w x 17d x 56h. The...

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...