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Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

The Keter Portable Work Station is a mobile work station with an integrated clamping area. The table is rated for 1000 lbs and can be set up in seconds thanks to an interesting quick-opening system.  Pushing buttons on both sides buttons allows the legs to swing down,...

Bar Table

Bar Table

This was my first attempt at creating a butcher block look.  All told, I think I spent more money on gorilla glue than I did on the pine 2x6s I used!

Dining Room Table

Dining Room Table

This table was built with a mix of off-the-shelf items from the home improvement store.  The top is covered with pre-finished flooring and the legs are newel posts used for staircases.      

Storage Bench

Storage Bench

I see the Campbell Hausfeld project calendar shows March as upholstery month.  While a sewing machine isn't exactly a standard tool in my workshop, I do have a quick weekend project that does involve upholstery - this storage bench below. Like many of my projects, the...

Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

I have a confession to make.  Ever since I received the Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, I have viewed it as a sort of luxury item.  I really didn't think I absolutely needed to have a big compressor.  While it does outperform my old pancake compressor in pretty much...

An ‘Emergency’ Woodworking Project

An ‘Emergency’ Woodworking Project

As I mentioned in my last post, I had an “emergency” woodworking project come up.  A family member needed a custom-built TV stand ready for Thanksgiving.  The piece needed to fit very specific dimensions and needed to be stained to match two bookcase towers that will...