I’ve been doing all my shop work and DIY projects for the last two decades or so on plastic sawhorses and random sheets of plywood. It has worked, but with the purchase of my table saw, it really was time to get a better work surface. The saw is on a mobile base and my […]Read More Work surface complete!
The last couple of years has seen me move my office/studio a few times. This means that the acoustic foam I use to tame reflections, also has to move. From the start I knew I didn’t want to glue it to the wall as even though I own my own place; it is really destructive […]Read More Hanging acoustic panels without wall damage
Three more rooms are in the books. For each we have had to move the contents, strip off the baseboards, paint the walls, get and paint the new trim, install that trim, deep clean the carpet, and then move stuff back. It has been a giant puzzle with at least one room looking like a […]Read More Three more rooms…
Since I have gotten more interested in woodworking, I have watched a ton of videos as I start to absorb the basics and terminology. In these a common step to creating larger projects without plywood is to create panels by gluing narrower stock together on edge. This also solved the other mystery of why woodworkers […]Read More Building A panel
My wife and I have different tastes in styles for the house. She leans toward country. I lean toward modern. But one style we can both get behind seems to be craftsman or mission. There is a lot of variety in the general genre, but we find that we can find mutual appreciation in the […]Read More Trim for a room, eventually the house
I’m still working on my video editing skills, but I recorded a video outlining why I chose the Focusrite 6i6 that I had gotten a few months back. I’m really liking it and it has definitely become the centerpiece of my home studio. I would definitely recommend it. You can see the video below. […]Read More My audio interface impressions (Focusrite 6i6)
I’m starting to get more serious about building a workshop and from what I have seen, a table saw is central. However, when your workshop is also a garage, being able to move that saw around is key. So I built a mobile base for my saw that used common materials and a simple design […]Read More My first shop “furniture”