Rummaging through the wood stack, I stopped at a nice, long board of merbau. A nice and clean looking one, perfect for a wall shelf above the piano.
I had a run-in with the DDS (Dust Distribution System) on my miter saw the other day. I was not amused…
And the chips won’t come free either! Did you buy a shiiiny thingamabob with a good brand on it, only to find bob’s twin in another color for less money? Gotta move those colors…….
Holdfasts holds the work piece when you work on your project. But what hold the holdfast? Lets make a holdfast holder to hold the holdfasts organised. Do I still hold your attention?
Holdfasts are the rats in the shop whack-a-mole game. The frustration getter-ridder-offer. To be serious: they do one thing superbly well, and they are named accordingly. They hold. They are fast.
The quest for a neat and tidy shop… who am I kidding? The quest for controlled chaos, I should say – in the shop involves figuring out how to store different tools. My two planing stops needs to be easy to grab and to put away. I am plan(n)ing to hang them on the wall.
I have often thought to myself “God, I’m simple” whilst enjoying simple things such as the feel of a well planed board. Is “simple” a negative term, really? Should we celebrate a simple life more?
You cannot have enough clamps. Ever. And that means you cannot have enough clamp racks either. Unless you REALLY enjoy Mikado…
I have something to get off my chest. Or rather, I have stuff that needs to go INTO a chest. Of drawers. Let’s start making sawdust and chips! In this part, the chest part of the chest of drawers.
A cluttered and unorganized desk could be seen as a reflection of the owner’s mind. What then if the desk is completely void..? Anyway, clutter ain’t good for productivity, so let’s build a support table thing.
I have often struggled with starting my saw cuts, but an “off to the side” comment in a video completed the circuitry. The choir sang the aaaaah and the fireworks lit up the sky in my darkened mind…
Here are my tips for making your own fancy kindling blanks. Remember – nobody has nicer firewood than woodworkers!