Everything I’ve done for the past 6 weeks has built to this bench top completion. It isn’t easy milling up 8 ft long sub assemblies that weigh over 50 lbs apiece. However, the wisdom gained was worth the effort invested, and the rest of the Roubo build to should go more quickly. I can’t believe … Read more
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I feel like I’ve been working on these since the dawn of time, but they’re finally complete. I ended up with two base cabinets (once with drawers, one with doors), and two rolling carts. I have a bit of plywood left over, so I may knock out a hanging cabinet. I still have a little … Read more
Some say that practice makes perfect. A wiser man will tell you that only perfect practice makes perfect. So if you’re having problems with any of your hand tool skills, get out there and practice perfect practice. Now, say that three times fast. Don’t wait until you start a new project to attempt a new … Read more
One of the biggest hurdles I’ve faced in my small garage shop is finding where I’ve left things. My second biggest hurdle is clearing the clutter off my workbench while working on a project. Needless to say, the solution was something that goes against my very nature. You see, I’m not a very organized person. … Read more
I picked up this little gem from The English Woodwoorker. When face planing, use a thin batten with a notch cut into it to hold the corner of your work piece. The batten should be held diagonally by a clamp or hold fast. This will secure your work piece when you plane diagonally and cross … Read more