This was presented on The Porch yesterday by Malcolm Thomas. I don’t know if it is original content by him, but he gets credit here for posting it. Thought it worth passing on for introspection as well as entertainment! DISCLOSURE: I made...
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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.
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive
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Not a big thing, but definitely one of those “used one a long time ago, now I want one” things that so many of us can identify with. I worked at the local lumber yard when I was in high school, and spent many hours repairing windows...
I filled the gap at the top of the south wall with MDF scrap to get to the cap rail, then built up a moulding profile as best I could. Not the best work I’ve ever come up with, but I’ll shoulder the responsibility. Had to get it done ...
Sitting duck, that is. It’s a pool-playing expression that’s been in the family for years. When the table is full of challenging shots that just don’t seem right, go for that ball sitting near the corner pocket that’s a sure thing. Then use that c...
Posted a few pics of this dining room remake in other forums here on LJs, decided on a separate blog series to give others an idea or two on what’s possible. There are three other rooms in the house done up with wainscoting, but none of thos...