My workbench is progressing nicely! I'm getting real close to being able to put it all together. Since this is being made out of Red Oak it is going to be SOLID! Hope to finish it up within the next couple of weeks.
On Monday while I was working on it I set up my recorder and recorded various sounds. After I got home and cleaned up I mixed a few different tracks together to create a woodworking workshop background.
Take a listen below. This sound is available on Audiojungle.
I finished restoring my father's old vice this past week. Though it's not a perfect restoration I'm very happy with it! Now I'm building my workbench which I'll mount the vice on. Hopefully I'll have my bench completed within the next couple of weeks.
The photo below shows an almost completed top for my workbench and one of the legs being glued. My friend Jim Page gave me the wood (red oak) to build my table. Thanks Jim! Also grateful to my friend Bill Smith for the use of his shop and his wood building expertise..
Listen below to a sample of the vice being used. This sound will be available on Audiojungle soon.
In the 1970s and 80s I used a portable cassette recorder to record various things including lots of sound effects and life experiences. I have amassed quite a collection of retro cassette tapes and it has been time for me to digitize all those recordings. So I went online and found this portable cassette player/recorder that will automatically put your tape recordings onto a thumb drive. I also took advantage of having it to record lots of typical sounds you would get with a portable cassette player/recorder. These sounds are now available for purchase on Audiojungle.
Take a listen below to some cassette tape player sound effect samples.
It looks like a rusty, old Vice. But believe me, it's so much more than that.
My parents built the house I grew up in back in 1963-64 and they built a nice brick "storeroom" (as we grew up calling it) behind the house to store Dad's tools, lawnmowers and other important items. I have fond memories of being in the storeroom with Dad as he piddled and repaired items and would often use the Vice which is pictured to the left which was mounted on his work table.
My parents passed in 2008 and my sister Cristy bought the house from me and my other three sisters. I'm planning on building a workbench for my garage and need a vice. Cristy was kind enough to give me Dad's old vice this week. I plan to clean it up and repaint it to the original red color and mount it on my new workbench. I'm grateful to have it and still treasure the memories around it. I've always been a sentimental soul!
In 1972 I received a very special Christmas gift from my parents - my first recording device. It was a TrueTone Western Auto cassette recorder. I was one happy boy and I immediately started recording lots of different sounds with it - door bell rings, doors closing, cars starting, family interviews and capturing tool sounds in the storeroom. This was my beginning of loving to make sound recordings. I still have some of those original tapes from the early seventies and they bring back a host of good memories when I listen to them. They remind me that we will not always have our loved ones and friends but they also remind me to stay grateful for such special memories and the times we shared. The little things in life truly are the BIG things in life!
After I get my table built and restore the Vice and I'll share a picture.....and a new updated digital recording of the Vice. Can't wait!
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