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Where I'm at on the bench.

Just a quick note where im at. So far I have taken raw hickory that was stright line ripped and skipped planed to the mitersaw made all my rough length cuts. Hit the jointer then the thickness planner and took the wood that will become my raised...

Workshop Tour

Workshop tour challenge Well here is my shop. I started feeling better finally so, I decided to clean up the shop before taking the pictures. I started taking pictures in a clockwise fashion. This is the corner next to the house entrence. ...

Clock build (grandchildren) #1: Clock (Grandchildren )

Im make grandchildren clocks for five different orders. So, I’ve been juggling the clocks and building my workbench and repairing my thickness planner and finishing my wine displays. Well here is one clock for now. More to come. This is out of...

Workbench / Outfeed Table #1 #5: Workbench/ Outfeed continued

Well it’s Valentines day and I only got to work a few hours today. So I ripped my frenchcleats today. Im using the back of the workbench for storing. Everthing from my framing nailer to extension cords. Also a lot of F style clamps. Now my wife...

Sorry for the wait.

Im sorry for the wait on the workbench / outfeed table build. Im waiting on a part I need for my thickness planner. Im going to be running all my wood through the conveyor belt sander so im not waiting to long on these drawer pieces. Hope to be...

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...

A Shop Hickup

Sorry guys and gals. I was in the middle of thickness planning all my stock for the workbench drawers and im having issues with the machine. It seems that all hell broke loose this week. First the gear box sprung a leak. So i ordered a new...

Helping Amateurs Cultivate Professional Habits

I admit that I’m an amateur – I make a lot of mistakes – the same mistakes, and new ones as I try to advance my skills. So, what is it that defines me? Some Observations; and some of these have been fixed along the way…: I don’t work from a set...

Work Bench Build #11: Leg Vise & Crisscross Install

My health has taken a bad turn lately so progress has been crawling. The recent trips to physio therapy, sports massage, ultrasound, chiropractor, and stretches therapy all did nothing to improve the situation, so ill just have to limit my shop...

My Work Bench JOURNEY #1: My Workbench JOURNEY #1

Here is the start of my bench journey It started with a bunch of 2″×10 " SPF ( spruce/pine/fir ) floor joist which where fairly dry and a good grade with not too many knots .I cut the joist to length and width needed and planed both sides to...