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Pacific Northwest

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I've been fixing up the home since Mom and Dad passed on. It started with painting, then trim work, then some jigs and tools, then a fireplace mantle, then a two-year project building a swing for indoors. Since being forced to retire when I could not get a job, it has become my focus. Now I'm studying books by Jim Tolpin and Chris Schwarz about hand tools and their use. (I have Grandpa's old hand planes and have been messing around with them.)

Now I want more tools.

I like mortise and tenon joints. Hand cut dovetails are cool too.

I'd like to make a roll top desk to remind me of the one we had when I was a kid and learning to type on the manual Underwood typewriter that lived on that desk.

I need to make tool cabinets and redo the kitchen cabinets. I blame Mom for all this. When I was three or four, she and I would crawl around on the kitchen floor finger-painting on large sheets of butcher paper. She was always painting and creating art work and instilling in us kids the desire to make stuff.

Did I mention I want more tools?

Plastic Bag Contraption - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Plastic Bag Contraption

The younger I get, the more I crawl around on my hands and knees. However, one game that is not...

Tool cabinet - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Tool cabinet

Eventually I will have to do kitchen cabinets. Thought I’d practice on a tool cabinet. The wood...

Nail Cabinet - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Nail Cabinet

This is based on an article by Chris Schwarz in the Popular Woodworking magazine of February...

Sanctity of the home - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Sanctity of the home

Is it just me, or does it seem like garages and old automobile license plates belong together? A...

Adjustable tool stand for small shop - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Adjustable tool stand for small shop

This stand gets a lot of use. Wedged tenons allow me to take it apart when not in use. I made it...

Saw benches - Woodworking Project by Richforever

Saw benches

After reading Jim Tolpin’s book, The New Traditional Woodworker, I made saw benches that he...

We woodworkers all have the same addiction! : )

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

PS- thanks for the kind words about “Majesty”!

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

I have all kinds f tools. Everything from a table saw to biscuit joiners and routers.Let me tell you.It never stops! lol There is always some gizmo out there that you need or want. I live in Canada. At Canadian tire, they had a hand grinder on sale for $20. I used my Canadian Tire money. It didn’t cost me a cent. Now, after the holidays, that same grinder is $70. It just never ends!