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Ken Sharp
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Just a guy in a place
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Making a Traditional Joiner's Mallet
The next step of my hand tool journey was to make a traditional joiner's mallet.  The joiner's mallet is obviously used for hitting things, but mainly for striking the handle of a chisel when chopping mortises. The typical style for this mallet is a rectang...
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Homemade Christmas Ornament
My wife and I give each other Christmas ornaments every year.  This year I decided to make the ornament.  This was my version of a design from Paul Sellers .  Paul's is much better than mine, but it went pretty well and was alot of fun to make.   It's quick...
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Tuning up a hand plane
I tuned up a seldom-used hand plane recently to give to a friend.  This was a plane that I had been sitting on a shelf for a number of years, and I hadn't used it mainly because I'm too picky.  It's a decent plane but it has plastic handles, and I prefer wo...
Tuning up a hand plane
Tuning up a hand plane
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A Free Bandsaw Reborn
I spent the last week or so cleaning up and repairing the free bandsaw I got a while back .  It's a 12 inch Craftsman bandsaw made during the 80s. The saw ended up being in pretty good shape, it just needed tons of cleaning.  I took the entire band saw apar...
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A Free Roller Cabinet
I was walking in my neighborhood the other day and came across a decrepit roller cabinet that someone had put out for the trash.  It was one of those bright red sheet metal things that mechanics use (or at least I assume mechanics use them, but maybe that's...
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Workbench Add-ons
After building my workbench, I needed a few extra accessories to help out with various tasks. Holdfast Pads I bought some holdfasts from Gramercy .  Check out the video if you're unsure what a holdfast is; it will likely revolutionize your woodworking.  I r...
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Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Review
Last year I got a PiGRRL 2 kit as a gift and just recently assembled it.  Overall, I was pretty impressed with the kit. The instructions were accurate, and very complete.  Much of the assembly process involved soldering, and while I'm an experienced soldere...
Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Review
Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Review
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Workbench complete!
I finally completed my Knockdown Nicholson workbench.  I previously posted about my chicken-and-egg problems of building a workbench without a workbench .  With many projects I get to the last little bits of it and I have to drag myself over the threshold t...
Workbench complete!
Workbench complete!
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Brewing beer with a Sous Vide cooker, Round 2
I decided recently to make another go at brewing beer with my Anova Sous Vide cooker.  The first time went pretty well , but I had a few new ideas I wanted to try this time around. Last time I found that the grain bag had a tendency to get pulled into the i...
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