All posts tagged: Woodworking

Quick Project – The Tool Wall

A note from Jeff: See a special message at the end of this post. . THIS TOOL WALL is proof that I can complete a woodworking project quickly – most of my projects drag on for months and months and months. Call it a Festivus miracle; I completed the tool wall in just three weeks. I wrote in my last blog post about the Brobdingnagian mess which resulted from emptying out my old tool cabinet. Then I was super blessed to receive a large number of new Woodpeckers tools which needed a home in my workshop. And, while building my new workbench, I acquired several new F-clamps. The F-clamps are what got me thinking about a clamp wall, but all of the above culminated in a need for better storage and organization. This is basically a sheet and a half of 3/4″ plywood screwed to three 8′ 2 x 4s. I considered anchoring the plywood directly to the concrete block wall, but that seemed to be a lot of trouble. In the end, I decided …

Saying Goodbye to my Old Tool Cabinet

This post won’t be about me losing an old shop friend; a fixture which has been in my workshop since 1990. All the way back to the early years of my woodworking life. Now that I have my new tool cabinet tucked under my basement stairs and the even newer tool cabinet tucked under the top of my new workbench, it is time for me to get rid of something old – my original tool cabinet. This tool cabinet is a reminder of where I started but the new cabinets I’m using are soooo much better. Once setting up shop in our current home, I quickly realized I needed a better way to store my growing tool collection. I spotted this tool cabinet in the pages of a woodworking magazine and immediately set out to build it. A year or more ago, I completed an extensive search of the internet hoping to find the cabinet’s original construction plan. I was confident it came from the pages of ShopNotes magazine or Woodsmith magazine. Sadly, after several …

Contemporary Coffee Table Woodworking Plan and Guide

Today, I launch my 17th woodworking plan and the second plan to be sold in my Etsy shop. The plan titled “You Can Build the Lynne Coffee Table” details the construction process for building the table which gains some bold styling from the combination of mahogany and tiger maple. The table measures 34-1/2″ wide, 17-3/4″ tall and is 18-3/4″ deep. Our family room is on the smallish side and this table is designed for such a room. The primary joinery is via dowels; a strong and easy joint to make. The lower shelf is attached by way of mortise and tenon joinery and the top is attached with wooden clips which fit into slots. See this preview of the plan and guide… Space The plan includes the SketchUp model, links to online resources and even ways to alter the table to make it your own. I consider this to be a beginner to intermediate project due to the simple dowel joinery, but the maker will also get more practice with mortise and tenon joinery and …