Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #1: Asher's 13th Birthday Gift

Yesterday the wife and I drove over to my oldest daughter’s home to deliver some gifts to the grandson and celebrate his 13th birthday. In anticipation of this visit, I built a prototype rocket ammo box storage unit that he could throw his odd...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #2: The Future in the Fast Lane

It’s been a while since I started this account and blog. I’ve been busy dealing with a life running on its own mindset—no batteries needed, and definitely with no input or a ‘by your leave’ from me. Not all that unusual, I guess. Still, not what...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #3: Making Progress: Breathe..

A couple of weeks ago I said good-bye to my Hitachi C10FL hybrid contractor saw. It had served me well, but a move in the near future makes it opportune to sell it now, replacing it with a lighter, portable jobsite saw. I’ve had the DeWalt...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #4: Seeds for Insanity: Sorting Screws, Bolts, Nuts, Washers...

Much time has past since my last post here, too much time and change, both in my life and in my workshop, to go back and bring everyone up to date. Last summer I felt recovered enough to where I felt getting back to my old life was mostly...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #5: Powertec USA - USPS Resolved

I received adequate correspondence and expedient crediting to find no need to keep the original post on record. I’m still annoyed that neither Powertec or the USPS are accepting blame in this matter. I’ll leave it at that.

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #6: Creamer and Sugar Bowl Carrier - Build Progress

With the workshop mostly reorganized, I’ve started to get at projects already started and on my To-Do list. A simple project I had been putting off was a small carrier for our Nortake creamer and sugar bowl set. The design is similar to the one...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #7: Refurbing a Harbor Freight Folding Trailer - Pre-Blog Inquiry

This week or next I will begin the process of refurbishing a Harbor Freight folding trailer I purchase several years back. Original Build Build State Before Disassembly All the wood I added on to make a staked side trailer has now been...