Practical Wood Working

For boat building visit my other site PaddleAndOar.com


May 24, 2018

Open Wood Shop This Week:

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If you're a gardener, having even a small space and some basic carpentry tools is almost essential. You will find an endless list of projects that will help out your garden and it doesn't have to be fine woodworking!

I have been fighting garden tools for years. They take up much needed space in the shop and a trip on a rake will make you feel like one of the Three Stooges. Store bought racks hang one tool per hook and that means valuable real estate on your shed wall gets eaten up.

If you're still wondering what the heck I'm talking about, check out the video. It's short and you may find something you can use for your situation.


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BOAT BUILDING

For the time being I am going to send you off to PaddleAndOar.com >>, which I use to chronicle my boat building adventures. As I develop this site I'll be putting up some material dealing with some of the wood working techniques practiced in boat building.

Click on the images below to go directly to one of the boats that I've built.

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Perfect or Better

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The Phoenix

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Ragtime

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Sturgeon Nose Canoe
/ YouTube Video

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Upper Yukon River Canoe

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Greenland Kayak

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Recovery Kayak

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Folding Kayaks
/ YouTube Video

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Orion
/ YouTube Video

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Slender

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Models


THE OPEN WOOD SHOP

It only takes (about) a minute to watch one of these videos from around the shop and yard.

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Box Joint Jig

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Table Saw

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Dust Vac

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Brick Wall

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Rebate Plane

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Lumber Rack


YARD & GARDEN

It's not all about mowing the lawn. There's plenty of wood working projects too! And hopefully other non woodworking projects that will be of interest to the dear reader.

bee-kee-ping

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Honey Press

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Centrifuge

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Solar Wax Melter

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Cedar Bee Boxes

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Installing Bees

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Slow Motion Bees

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Combo Hive

geo-dome green-house

dome greenhouse
Greenhouse

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GH Floor

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Dome Door Retrofit

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Roof Retrofit

mis-cel-la-ne-ous

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Garden Borders

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Rescued Wagon

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Tool Hanger


INVENTION

Exercises in head scratching

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The Arm

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The Arm 2

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Filter Cleaner

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Strip Sander

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Strip Sander II

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Circ Saw Jig


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Musical Toys

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Mandolin pt. 1

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Mandolin pt. 2


TESTS & REVIEWS

Answers to the burning questions of life.

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V-link Belt

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Drywall Anchors


THE BOOKSHELF

It's hard to imagine being a wood worker without the aid of wood working books. From all over the world, from different cultures, spanning back hundreds of years, books are a message from the past to us today.

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Richard Roberts


BOXES >>

Utilitarian, whimsical, expensive wood or shop scraps, boxes are just fun to make. Here is a (growing) collection of boxes I've made over the years.

box gal-ler-y >>

A holding place for some of the box images I've made over the years.

pro-ject pa-ges

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Drill Caddy

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Drafting Case


ABOUT >>

Stuff about this website; stuff from other lives.

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Cardboard Car

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One Man Band

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Tokyo House


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