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Hey folks, the Offerman Woodshop Newsletter is live! One of my favorite woodworkers, and actors, and comedians. I did a little write up on Mr. Offerman a while back at thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/16680-nick-offerman-and-north-bennet-street-school/ Here is the link to his latest Newsletter. Offerman Woodshop Newsletter Fall Edition
John Morris posted a file in Shop Furniture
36 downloadsThis is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. This schema is a very interesting version of a workbench. If you download and look at the schema, you'll not only have a great plan for a workbench, but you'll also see many parts that can be built separately for your own workbench, new or existing, there are quite a few great ideas in this schema. There are even details on building your own wooden vise, a very interesting vise at that. Enjoy!
John Morris posted a topic in Plans and SoftwareView File Workbench Magazine November-December 1965 Modern Workbench This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. This schema is a very interesting version of a workbench. If you download and look at the schema, you'll not only have a great plan for a workbench, but you'll also see many parts that can be built separately for your own workbench, new or existing, there are quite a few great ideas in this schema. There are even details on building your own wooden vise, a very interesting vise at that. Enjoy! Submitter John Morris Submitted 09/07/2016 Category Shop Furniture
RobNCD posted a topic in Show Us Your Woodworking ShopsHi there I thought I would share my progress on my woodshop. I have been working on the shop and have relocated most of the machines from storage and into the shop. I have a long way to go but thought others might enjoy seeing the progress so far. Since a picture is worth a thousand words I thought I would post a video. Is that worth more?? Enjoy!!
Workshop Stats: Square Footage - 924 Ceiling Height - 10' 4" Floor: Wooden Framing & 3/4" OSB Electrical Service - 200 amp Plumbing - None Heat - Ceilling Mounted, natural gas, 75,000btu Hot Dawg Air Conditioning - None Lighting - T-12, 40 watt / lumens per bulb: 2500 / color temp: 5000k / Color Rendering Index 90 Total 84 bulbs on 4 light switches for variety of lighting needs. Work Mode Lighting uses 44 bulbs. Video & Photography Mode uses all 84.
After being in my shop in downtown Springfield for a little over a year I've moved again. I'd made connections with Oesterlen Services for Youth and they kept asking me to move to their campus so I could work more with their residential kids. I finally gave in and made the move. They had an extra building that they weren't using so we are trying to get program going to give the kids some introduction to some vocational skills. There are two larger areas where I am setting up my main wood working room with the machines, and another area we will use for wood storage and probably some finishing. Down another hallway are smaller rooms which used to be dorm rooms. I'll be taking four or five of those rooms and setting up my printing equipment there so the kids will get an introduction to screen printing and small offset work. The electrician has been working on getting power run for all my equipment and he was supposed to be getting it finished up this weekend. Everyday the guys ask me when we'll be starting in the shop and I have to keep telling them it's going to be a couple more weeks. Right now they've got an open house scheduled for October 1, so I guess that makes it a little more definate. For the last four weeks I've been working with the girls for 2.5 hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon with the boys doing some simple introduction to drafting work. Some of the are seeing it, and just like at high school, some of them just don't quite see it yet. One of my best students is a girl that all the sudden the lights just came on and she's getting it, but I think she may be leaving this week to go to a foster program in Columbus. All of these kids have some type of mental/emotional/behavioral issues and it can get a little challenging at times, but overall I'm having a good time with them. From what I'm understanding some of them could be there a couple years and some of them work through their program in four or five months so there will be a constant turnover. I was forced into an early retirement in 2010 when my school got a new superintendent and he decided to drop the industrial arts program as well as give the bus and custodial jobs to private contractors. It's good to be back working with kids again, even if they do make me crazy some days. (First time doing this on the new system so I don't know if I'm doing the pictures right or not.)
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