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Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #8: Design Changes and Progress

07-11-2009 12:28 AM by Gene47 | 3 comments »

Well after a long absense from the shop, every now and then life gets in the way of what we really want to do, I got back in the shop and for about the 3rd or 4th time modified the design of the side cabinets. Originally I had planned on 3 drawers, one pull out writing desk type drawer, one open shelf and 2 upper shelves behind a door made from a very old leaded glass door. I did decide to make the drawers out of pre-finished and pre-cut plywood blanks and after purchasing the material ...

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Upper Deck #6: Bits n' Pieces

07-10-2009 11:50 PM by Zuki | 5 comments »

Here are a few bits and pieces I did this week (July 6th) I finished the last two boards on the deck. I had to notch out around the posts. I must have made 30 trips up and down over the stairs. What a workout. I then started on extending the posts. I am making the first cuts here. Cordless tools are great . . . when the batteries don’t die. Mine kept dying. I had to resort to a not overly sharp hand saw. Close up of the cut. Its 1 ¾’ deep. A finished post. Boy my arm ...

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Dovetails - Incra Jig Process Improvement

07-10-2009 07:29 PM by ratchet | 6 comments »

Had some trouble with getting the Incra Ultra to cut joints the way I wanted consistantly. Loose joints drive me crazy! Anyway, I set forth to tighten things up with a process approach towards improvement. The system now cuts near flawless 1/2 blind and full dovetails about every time. I’m looking forward to progressing to some of the more advanced joinery thats possible with the Incra system. Of particular note: I replaced the slightly chewed up runners on the base of the Horizon...

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A Simple Planter Box

07-10-2009 06:29 PM by David | 10 comments »

Sometimes its just plain fun to do a quick and satisfying project. This is a great weekend project made with some scrap and extra material sitting around the shop . . . a great way to answer the “time to clean shop” request from my wife! Comparison of Planter box (left) finished with Krylon Spray Stain and Unfinished Planter Box (right) This set of planter boxes was built with two 1×6x8 and 6 1×4x8 pieces of cedar, a half sheet of ¾ CDX exterior plywood and a ha...

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Birthday Boy Today

07-10-2009 04:38 PM by ND2ELK | 42 comments »

I turned 62 today! Now I can get back some of what I payed in all these years. We don’t need the money right now, so MaMa said I could have the money to put in the shop. That is quite the birthday present! Thank You Dear!

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Tree house in a week

07-10-2009 03:07 PM by Attie Jonker | 4 comments »

I just finished my nephews Christmas gift and I am happy to say that it was very rewarding to see their big smiles on the day of completion. I have come to realize that doing something for other than money is so much more rewarding. It feels good to be creative I just wish I had more time to spend on the project. Thanks to my friends Bob and Matt for helping out. Attie check out the video of www.youtube.com/azzanarts

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Inlay Tools #3: Inlay Tools #3: Straight Line Cutter

07-10-2009 02:55 PM by Jon3 | 5 comments »

The next tool up is the straight line cutter. This looked at lot more straightforward than the radius cutter, but it does still require a nice uniform mortise to hold the cutter support beam. I used Cherry on the first tool, but I decided to go for some scrap Sipo (afraican mahogany) I had left over from another project, since I wanted to make the tool nice and thick. Like the first tool, all I had was a resized and pixelated image from the L-N website, the cutter, and some thin brass ba...

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Tool Sale....

07-10-2009 02:26 PM by Gisele | 0 comments »

Thank you for your comments :) I started out putting the price that was fair for Doc to get for his tools but everyone that came over was then offering half price…or a bit more so I raised the prices a bit. Many of his tools may be older but never used or used RARELY. So if you’re interested in something make an offer and talk to him about it. :)If you would like a picture of something I left my email address in my first blog so you could just let me know which item you are i...

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storage options

07-10-2009 01:45 PM by kosta | 7 comments »

Yo whats up everybody now as most of you know I moved about 3 weeks ago I put out my shop tour last week. Well I just finished getting my pegboard up after I filmed and realized that pegboard works ok but then I started having problems like I couldn’t get stuff to stay on so I decided to look at other storage options. Well I could use a cleat system which basically has a angle cut all the way down and it also has a angle shape on the back of the box and it hangs on the groove. The only ...

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New Crib #1

07-10-2009 12:33 PM by MOJOE | 4 comments »

Well,As you may or may not know, my wife and I are expecting our 2nd in February. Our first will be 2 next week and we have recently changed her crib into a toddler bed (conversion 2 of 3). Her crib is alright, but as you might expect, it is some type of plastic-like veneer over mystery wood. When we got the news, I decided to build a convertible crib myself this time around. I figured if I was going to spend a couple hyndred bucks for a crib, might as well buy some nice lumber and spend ...

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