Tag Archives: clamps

[Rocket Bookcase] Assembling Stage Two

Had a little time today and thanks to the Kreg jig, made a lot of progress, relatively speaking. First up, I used the coping saw to make a duplicate shelf for the upper stage.  Then I cut out a rectangular … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] The Lid, or, No Tablesaw? No Problem!

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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Light plates: the carving.

More progress on Jim’s light plates has occurred lately.  Here’s the update: I took the piece of siding that he gave me and measured out where the crests and valleys were on the back of the wood and went to … Continue reading

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Miter saw station/router table…on wheels!

For a while now (since June when my wife and I ripped out the powder bath vanity and put in the garage) I’ve been kicking around the idea of making a miter saw station.  I had planned to put it … Continue reading

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Lamp Plates: Day 2

Got a hold of some free time today during naps and continued work on Jim’s aspen mounting plates for his new garage lights. I took the two blanks of wood that I had sketched the design on from last time—here’s … Continue reading

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Shop Organization: Chisel Rack!

I guess I got a bug to get more organized as the projects I’m working on get more complicated, storing all the tools in the rolling tool chest o’ many drawers is getting awkward. Plus it seems like all the … Continue reading

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Shop Organization: clamp storage!

After returning from the Bahamas, I had a long list of projects and ideas that needed some attention.  But I discovered that finding other stuff to do first is almost inherent in operating a woodshop.  Case in point—I needed to … Continue reading

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