Another Look at the Wheelchair Workshop
asked woodworker Dave Clarke, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, to take a look at an article Woodcraft
Magazine published in Issue 44 by Pete Stephano – “The Wheelchair
Woodworker Shop” – to see if he felt that the recommendations were still
relevant and if he had any other advice for folks wanting to set up a workshop
with modifications. Read more here...
Woodworking: A Silver Lining in My ALS Cloud
If anyone lives by the motto “No white flags,” it’s Dave Clarke from Sandy, Oregon. A retired firefighter and mountain rescue volunteer, Dave was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2018. Once an avid skier and cyclist, Dave said his balance, gait and speech have mostly been affected by the disease so far. But every cloud has a silver lining and Dave’s was the push to revisit a long-postponed hobby: woodworking. Read more about this inspiring woodworker in this Woodworking Adventures blog.
Getting the Edge
When you look at the furniture nearby, those decorative edges were probably created by a router. You can make furniture, doors, boxes and other projects without a router, but they’re hard to beat when you want to add detail and take your project to the next level.
How to Properly Calculate the Weight Rating of a Lid Support
important to take a few minutes to calculate the required inch-pounds for any
lid to ensure proper and safe function of the hardware. The lid supports are very popular with
children’s toy boxes and blanket chests.
These usually have heavy doors, which we don’t want to slam shut and
How to Set the Hoop on Your Japanese Chisel
When a new chisel with a
hooped handle is received, quite often the hoop is loose. This is common to all
The function of the hoop is solely to keep the handle from splitting. Therefore, the hoop should be properly seated prior to use.
How to Change a Handle and T-Loc Latch on a systainer
One of the values of choosing a systainer® storage system
for your tools and supplies is being able to customize it. Color coding by tool or use is easy enough by
choosing a solid color systainer. With eight
colors available (anthracite, light gray/blue, carmine red, deep orange,
daffodil yellow, emerald green, sky blue and sapphire blue), you can really
make your shop colorful and organized.
Drawer Slide Weight Rating
The drawer slide weight rating is an important factor in selecting the right slide for many years of use.
4 Measurements from a Caliper
All calipers –
digital/electronic caliper, dial caliper and Vernier caliper – can take the
same measurements: inside, outside, depth and step. Read this article to learn more.
Easy Swing Stand
Setting our six-foot oak swing down off the hooks for winter
is always a challenge. We used to use
empty five-gallon buckets and wood pieces to make a temporary stand, but this
year I decided to make a more permanent and solid solution.
Mobilize Your Workbench
Good, functional workbenches
are good and functional because they have mass, they are heavy, and they do not
“move” when you’re working on them. The
mass and weight that provide the solid, stable platform for woodworking also
make these benches difficult to move, or relocate in the shop. If your shop is
a shared location like a garage, or even if you have a dedicated permanent
shop, the ability to easily relocate your bench becomes a necessity, not a