“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again?” The above is a quote from Coach John Wooden of UCLA. As my family and I have moved into a new house I’ll be moving into a new shop. Consi...
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Location: Central Connecticut
I'm a 33 year old novice wood worker who spends his days in the office running a demolition division for a construction company. I live in Connecticut with my wonderful wife and our son. I have been inspired by my late grandfather with all of his "innovations", and an amazing heart to help people. I mostly deal with reclaimed lumber that the guys nicely pull off of our demo jobs and i get to create a new life for. The best lumber is free lumber.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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I picked this Moulson Brothers brass backed dovetail saw up off the bay quite a while back. It came to me like you see in the pic below. The spine had been removed and reinstalled backwards, it had a bit of pitting, was dull, and both bottom horn...
I was sitting in the shop last night after the wife and baby went to sleep trying to suppress the inevitable Sunday night blues. You all know the feeling, another pending week of work weighing on ya. With my new saw vice made up and a bit of enth...
Ive had this saw all cleaned up for quite some time but had little motivation to sharpen it until recently. I wasn’t super happy with the way that my MDF saw vice was working. There was a lot of vibration coming from the pine jaws and it sa...
Ive reported my latest discovery over on the saw thread but I felt it deserved its own post. I was out yesterday heading to look at a job for work and decided to swing through an antique shop. Things were pretty overpriced the last time I stoppe...