Monthly Archives: January 2018

Built-in Linen Closet

After tucking my new shower into what was a closet and part of  hallway, I’m left with dead-end space about 36″ deep in front of the shower wall (in which a toilet is temporarily being stored). That space is destined … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet Progress

Two days ago, my neighbor and expert tile guy Rick Wolf (Wolf Custom Tile), called me late in the day. “We have an opening in the schedule and can be there tomorrow to get started on your shower pan.” Never … Continue reading

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Dutch Tool Chest for Sale (No, Not the Exact One Pictured Below)

  Update: The chest is sold – thank you for your interest. (And keep an eye out for similar items if you’re in the market… I have a few other limbering-up pieces to build in the next few months.) Have … Continue reading

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‘I, one Snug the Joiner…’

I get a fair number of questions about my Instagram and Twitter handle, “@1snugthejoiner,” but fewer about the name of this blog,* Rude Mechanicals Press. I think that’s in large part due to Christopher Schwarz using the Twitter handle “@rudemechanic,” … Continue reading

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Two More Panels…or Not

I spent the weekend hanging mold-resistant drywall panels on the non-plastered walls in my bathroom (after hiring a pro to patch and finish-coat the two plaster walls). I can now barely shuffle to the coffee maker and ibuprofen cabinet after … Continue reading

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Tool List – What to Buy? (Or Wait to Try)

With a handful of classes coming up in the near and not-so-near future, I’ve been sending out tool lists. And given that some of the classes are beginner-oriented, I’m getting questions about what specific tools to buy as new-to-woodworking students … Continue reading

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