You can never have enough Christmas decoration, right? That is what I thought, so here is a cool technique to use your table saw to make them in large quantities. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
This is the first episode of a new series that I am doing, called “Adventures in the Workshop”, in which I try to teach my daughter Nina about the workshop and the tools I use frequently. But before we can dive into it propery, we needed to discuss safety. After all, I want my daughter to remain in one piece, and I imagine that you will feel the same about any kids you might want to introduce to the marvelous world of making. Enjoy, let us know what you think, and remember to be Inspired!
Dust collection is a big topic in the shop these days, and so it should be. But some tools do not play well with a dust collector, and the lathe is on the top of that list with all those pesky shavings flying this way and that. So I came up with a solution that did not quite live up to my expectations, but even though I stopped using it, I give you – the lathe shroud. Let me know if you find some use for this in your shop! And as always, remember to be Inspired!
An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple holder that allows you to put the loops in their place. And on top of that this can be made from scraps and in very little time. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
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I am not quite there yet to call this a weekly thing, but here is the new shoptalk. I show you my new wall of tools, which is still a work in progress, and a few thoughts on my shop after the shop tour. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
I recently did my first shop tour, and since then I have been working to improve on the clutter I have shown you. And apparently, making the video has really shown me where to dig in, because it forced me to look at the shop the way others might see it – as “What’s that heap of junk doing there?” rather than “Well, if I ever needed something like that I would be happy that I kept it”. From the comments I got, I am probably not the only one feeling this way. But I digress. What I wanted to write about is my thoughts about my workshop’s clutter situation and what I am going to do about it. Continue reading