Tag Archives: custom

The Great Chiseling

In my last post I showed off the entry door I installed in the A-frame house I spent a couple months remodeling.  This was a test project.  I get this frequently,  one job usually leads to another.  The next project … Continue reading

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Mortising a Door Hinge Without a Router

If you’re doing more than say, three doors – the router is the way to go.  I actually prefer to do it by hand, probably because I’m a woodworker first and a carpenter second. The same principles of chopping a … Continue reading

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Challenge Issued and Answered

Half the fun of YouTube is interacting with other video makers.  I’ve been following Shogun Jimi’s channel since it started.  In his first video, he opened himself up to challenges from other YouTubers.  It was only a matter of time… … Continue reading

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Sidecar Crib

When I was asked to make a crib for my best friend’s expectant daughter, I immediately started dreaming of splayed dovetails and arts and crafts design elements.  This was not to be.  She wanted it as simple as the one … Continue reading

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Carpentry and Joinery

In addition to a growing list of projects I want to tackle now that it’s spring and my workbench is back in the garage, I have some chores to do.  I’m building a door for my best friend’s chicken coop and … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

It feels good to complete a project. I finally finished the chisel rack.  Up until now, I have uploaded fairly short videos to YouTube.  I had no idea what I was getting into with the chisel rack video.  I stopped … Continue reading

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Workbench Footage

Here’s a video of the workbench: I’ll have to make a few modifications to the design.  I anticipated some problems – mostly with the stretcher having no shoulders, but also with the way the top is fastened.  I’ll strengthen the … Continue reading

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Workbench Progress

The workbench is coming along nicely.  Even though what I’m making is actually a prototype, I’ve got a lot of time in it.  I intend to actually use this bench for awhile to see if I’m comfortable working with it. … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Forget to Protect Myself

We’re in the middle of a bathroom remodel, and I’m reminded (daily) of my age.  I can’t scurry around an attic the way I could ten years ago.  As a consequence, I’ll try to minimize the time I spend up … Continue reading

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Careful Demolition

Regardless of the age of your home, you can count on surprises behind your drywall. These days, building codes require wires and pipes to be well protected from screws and nails driven into the wall, but rules are only as … Continue reading

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