Getting ready for work this morning, HGTV was on the tube. Kitchen renovation underway and a load bearing wall was going to be re-worked, so a temp wall was being built. Well, it must have been an upscale neighborhood because a gent comes by and a...
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Location: Southern Illinois
Some guys learn engine work while growing up, or fishing, or gain a passion for professional sports teams. I was fortunate to have a dad and grandad very capable with tools. After a 10 year renovation and expansion of our 1898 home, my wife and I are busy raising four kids. Time in the shop is just one of many things that compete for attention. I gained a love of antiques from my mother, and that is exhibited in my tools - SW vintage Stanleys are da bomb! My standing goal is to raise my skill level to the point that I can make quality pieces worthy of passing along to my children.
EDIT: Added 23 May 2012, this portable bench to build.
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Yep, had siding to replace on the house, prior to painting, and used this tool: I’m going to go way out on a limb and suggest I’m the first in my town to use one of these in the last 70+ years… Tools that work. Mayb...
Hello, and wecome back to this blog series! Installment #20 deals not with a modification to the actual structure of the chest, but with a change in contents that improved functionality. One of the items I’m convinced needs to be in the t...
Once the piece was set and assembled, the clamps were removed and some cleanup was possible. I took the opportunity to use one of my granddad’s tricks on these mitered corners that I’ll recap. This piece isn’t exactly fine fur...
So I have an old marble slab that’s been cut for a 1” overhang on either side of the beat-up table base: The base had to be completely disassembled to make this mod possible… I measured the new sides and...