LITTLE WOODSHOP IN THE WOODScomments (5) April 15th, 2010 in Shop Tours
- Location: Demorest, Georgia, 576
- Size: detsq. ft.
After retiring from teaching woodshop I had to build my own here in the N. E. corner of Georgia. (Think Deliverance) I thought 24 X 24 would be big enough for me...NOT! The shop, built on a sloped area of the property was designed to complement the house and look like a carriage house. It has a full basement for wood and material storage. All the years I taught I would find and redeem trees that I thought would have nice grain pattern or that had some history. My work now consists of using that supply of slabs to make furniture. I rarely make the same thing twice though I do have a stash of 15 Oak wine barrels so I think a few things will be duplicated. My current project is making some pieces to go before a craft guild jury. The cuppola is a functional cuppola.
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Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.
My work table often pulls double- and triple-duty for tons of shop tasks. Most often it's sharpening, but I also use it for drilling, holding bench hooks and shooting boards and occassionally as a chop-saw station. Hopefully soon, it will also hold a midi-lathe. Since I plan on rearranging the top pretty regularly, I wanted a way to... read full tip