A Sawyer’s Saw Bench

| May 28, 2018

Shortening tablesaw rails

| March 2, 2018

I bought shorter 32” rails for my tablesaw to replace my current 52” ones for my new smaller shop space.  The generic brand didn’t fit my old fence which wanted the square tubing ¼” wider that was on my original 52” fence setup so the clamp wouldn’t grab. I went to a metal supplier and […]

Stanley #113 compass plane

| April 19, 2017

This is the best looking Stanley #113 compass plane I’ve seen. This particular one is a type #2 from 1880-1891 and it moves like butter. Nothing stiff or corroded like it was out of the box.  

Cutlery Insert

| July 3, 2016

This took me longer than I thought but I made this drawer organizer out of walnut to set inside the kitchen drawer.

Shop made Festool Kapex crown stops

| March 18, 2016

I made my version of the crown stops available as an accessory for my mitre saw.  They were way too expensive so I made my own.  I didn’t make them for holding crown moulding, I made them because I wanted to clamp things to the top like stops, left or right clamping (since I had […]

Kapex mitre saw small parts clamp platform

| March 18, 2016

I made an improvement to my mitre saw. The clamp that comes with the saw is too far away from the blade and I sometimes have to cut small parts that won’t reach the clamp. There’s no way I’m holding them with my hand so I made a platform that you can clamp on the […]

First Bowl

| November 10, 2015

Someone on my street was cutting down a large maple tree so I grabbed a few stumps to try and turn my first bowl on my lathe. The wood looked like fungus had started but it makes a weird star pattern that might look interesting or garbage. I rough turned it to let it dry […]

General 100 16” Disc and 6” x 60” Belt Sander

| August 28, 2015

I picked up a used General 100 16″ Disc and 6″ x 60″ Belt Sander made in 1979. 600Lb, in great shape, very good price. Assuming I can find a place for it, it would look fantastic with the rest of my matching General machines.

Nice Antique Store Find

| July 12, 2015

I stopped at a small town antique store on my travels during vacation this week to see if they had anything interesting in the way of old tools. I saw a Stanley “Bailey” #3 smoothing plane. It was in mint condition, it looked unused and shiny as if it was kept in grease and just […]

Hand tool cabinet update

| May 31, 2015

The cabinet is coming along slowly. I’ve installed the doors within the main doors to allow more tool storage. Now the fun part is making individual custom holders for each item. Next step is the main upper mini-cabinet.