After tearing out the old patio and pouring a nice new slab, we needed somewhere to sit. So I searched around online for a plan for a nice adirondack style chair and came across the Jake’s Chair plans. I built four of the Jake’s ...
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Location: Houston, TX
Like lots of guys, I've done things with wood for years, but never thought of myself as a woodworker. I always defined a true woodworking project as something you didn't get splinters from everytime you picked it up. And by that humble definition, I've only ever done one project that qualifies as woodworking.
About a year ago I decided to rip out the carpeted stairs in my house and install oak treads. I really enjoyed that project and was pretty happy overall with the results.
Recently my wife has taken a liking to Mission style furniture and in my normal cheapness I took one look at the prices for that furniture and promptly announced I'd build whatever she wanted. I figured that while I probably wouldn't actually save money, I'd be able to pick up a bunch of nifty tools along the way.
So my shop is my driveway typically and its a work in progress, but currently I've got:
Steel City 10" 3HP table saw w/30" fence (I really like this)
Jessem mast-r-lift excel router table w/porter cable 7518
Delta 6" jointer 37-190 (old, heavy, but it does make a smooth cut once it's adjusted)
Dewalt 734 Planer
Craftsman 10" bandsaw (not fancy, but for $50 at the Sears refurb shop I can't complain)
Dewalt 12" compound miter (had it 10 years and still works great)
I have a small compliment of chisels, planes, sanding blocks, etc of varying quality
-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......
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I had some left over stair treads and cut offs from my stair project, so I decided to try my hand at making a small entry table. I ripped down the stair treads and used other left over items from the newel post construction for the materials. ...
A couple or pics of my first real woodworking project. Installed oak treads and risers in my house. Most of the cuts are basic, but the landing, return tread and newel post are all me. Stained in gunstock and sealed with a floor grade polyureth...