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Making The Cabinet Drawers

Making the drawers. I’m not much of a: measure to figure out the size and more of a: OK how do I mate the pieces in the cabinet, then figure out where I need to cut. This is how I went about it.

Building a couple of small shop cabinets

I’ve been working on some shop storage. In this case plywood-based cabinets with drawers on casters at the (hopefully) exact height of my tablesaw so they can also serve as a longer out feed table brad and I worked on, but also with drawers so I can organize my tools in it. Given the shop space I have I wanted to build something that served multi purposes without sacrificing quality.

Making a Danish Stool

I follow the work and teaching of Richard Maguire over at The English Woodworker. Richard has a way of explaining things that make it very easy to follow his step by step instructions and techniques. When Richard posted his latest video on making a Danish Stool I knew there were two things I wanted to learn which this course was going to give me clarity on: Compound joinery and Danish cord weaving.

New Japanese Chisels, My Evolution In Sharpening #9.

I recently decided to upgrade my chisels to something that better fit my style of work, and the feel I’m looking for. While there was nothing wrong with my Lie-Nielsen chisels, I still wanted to have something more balanced, with a different handle, and something made by a small maker. I’d been fascinated by Japanese chisels, and had researched them for a bit, so I decided to switch. Along with that switch, came a different way of sharpening. If I was going to get Japanese chisels, I was going to use their traditional method of setting up the chisel and sharpening it. Thanks to the advice from Wilbur Pan from Giant Cypress, I zeroed in on Fujihiro brand chisels made by the amazing Mr. Chitaro Imai which I bought from Hida Tools.

Finishing the inside

It’s been a couple of weeks and now the shop inside is complete. That includes work to dry wall, mud, paint, final electrical, and floors.

Insulating the roof of the workshop

Unlike the roof of a home where you will find a 2×8 or 2×12, TuffShed builds their roof with 2×4. Given that the city is requiring me to use R-38 type insulation, the 2×4 joists pose a real challenge because the insulation is 8″ thick. Solving that problem took a bit of trial, error and research before I figured out the correct and clean solution to get it done.


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