Monthly Archives: December 2010

Shop Electrical

So I was completely fed up with tripping over extension cords and spending almost as much time plugging in and unplugging machines as using them.  When I started, I had 2 duplex outlets on the same circuit as the lights … Continue reading

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A Little Tool Cabinet

I built this tool cabinet to replace a 4′ square of pegboard that I had screwed to the wall.  Originally, I had my workbench in that space and it made sense that the pegboard would be there to hold all … Continue reading

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My Workbench

Well I didn’t take any good progress pictures on this one, but it has quickly become my favourite tool.  This design is somewhat based in the workbenches that Lee Valley sells.  It has a Veritas twin screw vise on the … Continue reading

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Coffee and End Tables

After building stuff for other people for a while, I decided it was time to build something for myself.  This coffee table is solid red oak with maple drawers.  This project had a few firsts for me.  I paid particular … Continue reading

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Tea Table in Walnut

This is the last of these tea tables that I’m going to make.  After staring at the earlier versions for a while, I decided that I wanted to refine it a little and make this one feel a bit more … Continue reading

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Tea Table in Cherry

This tea table was based on my prototype table, and was made as a gift.  The design is practically identical. This is solid cherry with a bit of boiled linseed oil applied to bring out the grain before finishing with … Continue reading

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Tea Table Prototype

At some point, I decided it’d be fun to experiment with a piece that was a bit more sculpted.  The piece I was planning was to be a gift, and I wanted to build it in cherry, but trying out … Continue reading

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Saddle Cabinet

This is a quickie rolling cabinet that I built to store English riding tack for a certain rider I know.  It’s mostly made of scraps I had sitting around – a bit of 3/4″ maple ply, a couple of 2×4 … Continue reading

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Antenna Bracket

A friend has this 30-some year old flying saucer-like TV antenna that was sitting on their front porch for some time.  One day near Halloween 2008, they asked me if there was a way to mount the thing higher to … Continue reading

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Barrister’s Bookcase

This is my 2008 take on a barrister’s bookcase, built out of solid white ash.  This project was an exercise in what turners like to call design opportunities.  I think I screwed up every single piece of this project at … Continue reading

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