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Starting a hobby #1: Table saw

08-22-2008 07:59 PM by briandickens | 13 comments »

So for the longest time I’ve been wanting to build things out of wood, but I never had the space to do it. At least that was my excuse. But I’ve got a house now so I figured it’s time to start. Well, I haven’t built anything yet, but I did buy a table saw I found on Craigslist. Just figured I’d show everyone. The guy gave me the saw, fence, extension table, biscuit joiner, profile sander, 2 outfeed rollers, 2 miter gages, dado blade, tenoning jig, a stop b...

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Shop #1: Shop tool cabinet

08-22-2008 03:00 AM by clasher | 8 comments »

My first try at a wall cabinet for my shop. The case is constructed using maple with simple dado and rabbet joints. The door frame is maple and the panels are hardboard. I still need to add some holders for the rest of my hand tools. But I did just get around to routing the pulls.

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #34: Rockin' Maple

08-22-2008 02:47 AM by frank | 6 comments »

Rockin’ Maple ....i believe in you, hypertrophy in wood art, nascence comes with laughter…. —by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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More projects on the way

08-22-2008 01:01 AM by Rustic | 1 comment »

Well, I finally got into the shop today and actually made some prototypes to see if I could make them. And I could so I will post pics tomorrow of the prototypes. They are not my own :(. I used plans. I will be making my wife’s lap desk this week. (this one of my designs).

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Fairy Doors #4: #9 Part IV

08-21-2008 11:56 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

Aug 21, 2008 Well, it’s almost done but now that I’ve seen the pictures I can see there are a lot of things to do yet and a lot of things that will just have to stay as “oops”. But, the inside is cute so hopefully that will make up for the not-so-cute oopses. Front View. (Yes, the door is crooked.. I thought I had it fixed but .. no.. The Open Door To The Left To The Right The Second Floor

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Craftsman Open Panel Shelf #1: Money is tight - Anniversary Present for the Wife

08-21-2008 08:12 PM by depictureboy | 12 comments »

Well with the help of several people in the forum I have figured out how to make a really cool shelving system for my wife. We have a bare wall in our living room that is just screaming for something cool…so using a catalog that I get ideas from I decided I am going to try and build this: The hard part about this was the ‘free floating shelves’. This is where all the great LJ people come in to really help….using their thoughts and some late night magnifying glas...

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Storage Cabinet Recycled

08-21-2008 07:28 PM by John Gray | 2 comments »

Pictures are of an metal ignition storage cabinet that I rescued. I repainted it and now I have storage for my chemicals, paints, and more.

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Just getting Started #3: Router

08-21-2008 06:55 PM by RonM | 2 comments »

Well one of the tools I wanted was a router. I found a 2 1/4 HP Freud combo that was sold for $199 on clearance at Lowes for $129 I jumped on that. Can’t wait to use it.

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Just getting Started #2: Dust collector

08-21-2008 06:52 PM by RonM | 2 comments »

After doing research on good and cheap dust collectors I decided to purchase a Harbor Freight 2HP model. Alot of people think that it is a good value. I was able to pick one up at the store with a coupon for $149. I put it together and it work like a charm I think I will upgrade the filter bag in the near future and add a pre-seperator.

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Just getting Started #1: Table Saw purchase

08-21-2008 06:48 PM by RonM | 1 comment »

Well after working with my uncle on a couple of projects I thought it was time to start getting my own equipment for my shop.(mother-in-laws 24’ by 36’ steel building) I went to looking on craigslist and eBay to see was was available used and at a good price. My uncle has a 3HP Craftsman contractors saw and I thought that would be a good place to start. I happen to come across the same model saw as my uncles on craigslist and it was only 20 miles from my house. I was in great cond...

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