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.
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.
Flailing a plane about can be very rewarding or make the piece of wood look more like a cat’s scratch board. It comes down to whether the thing stays in place or not. Hence a planing stop. I bought one from Veritas, and tested if it wood stop the would. Or.. something.
Dust collection is absolutely not just for sissies! There’s nothing manly sneezing a couple of particle boards after a shop session. Nor is breathing through a permanent piece of luggage, so take this topic seriously!
I saw a British gentleman flailing a hand plane at some wood propped up against a tree. Some episodes later, he had a work bench. Well, giddyup! I thought to myself.