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Downstairs Built-ins Extravaganza! #12: Where I'm at!

06-08-2009 07:38 AM by BethMartin | 14 comments »

Got some stuff done today, so now I need to get some pics up! This is the back of the top part of my shelving unit, before I put the back on. And this is with the back on. I painted it first, then attached it. It’s just cheapy pine tongue and groove. It’s really hard to photograph the color but I think this pic is close. I’ve left the wall side stile off until I can fit it once it’s up there. I finally relented and bought a pocket screw jig and will attach it wit...

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Blanket Chest #17: Torsion Lid-Stay Hinges are On: This Project is Completed

01-05-2016 11:26 PM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

ROCKLER LID-STAY TORSION HINGE INSTALLATION Although installing the hinges was a simple process, I wanted to be sure that it went on without any mistakes. I wanted the lid to be centered on the case with just the right overlay. Of course, the right amount of overlay with the hinges I was using was set in motion weeks ago. That is when I cut the lid panel to its final dimensions. It was that long ago that these steps today where easily processed. The steps I took to install the hinge...

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Toy Construction #14: Fiddling with the small stuff excavator

01-07-2016 11:50 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I could have had this thing done a week ago if I had stayed with the plans. lolI keep adding ideas and making it more complicated than it already is. But that’s part of the fun of it.This is a brain puzzle that needs to be solved. All of the big stuff is done but I can’t bring myself to glue it up so yesterday I doweled all the bases and engine compartment so it will be able to come apart for one last sanding at the end.Played with the cabin furniture.Our operator is in his ...

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Quarter Round Display Shelf #6: Many Firsts

07-01-2009 05:56 AM by sIKE | 7 comments »

I have been working on this project time permitting. Had end of school year stuff with the kids, a surprise visit from some relatives, and of course been busy traveling for work, so it has been interment to say the best :( So, I got this puppy glued up a couple of weekends ago. After fighting with a shelf that I messed up on and had to remake a new one. Talk about frustation, nothing went right with it and it took me a couple of weeks just to build one new shelf.Now this project has had many...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #1: Milling Rough Sawn Lumber for Three of These Projects

01-13-2016 06:47 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

What can I say? I am either a multi-tasker or I have ADD syndrome where I cannot concentrate on one thing. However, in my application development days I was able to work on things for hours and days on end. Why should I do that now? I am retired. As stated in a previous blog about my small workbench, I have plan for projects to start 2016. First, I am going to make a copy of Steve Latta’s Miniature Bench. Having that completed first should help me with the other project build...

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Redwood Removal for Safety Saved from the Woodchipper!

08-05-2009 09:27 PM by California Urban Lumber | 5 comments »

California Urban Lumber is at it again, keeping those nice trees from ending up at the landfill. These particular logs came from Sacramento, CA. Hoover Horticultural Service of Sacramento was called in to remove the trees for safety reasons and called us to see if we could use the lumber. We loaded some nice three foot diameter, twenty four foot long Redwood logs and trucked them back to our yard. I have already milled the logs into one by twelve inch lumber to use as siding on ...

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Dart Board Cabinet Build #6: Part 6 - Finally Complete

01-16-2016 01:21 PM by Mike | 0 comments »

Hi all! Thank you for waiting so long for my final dart board cabinet build video. The wedding went well and my Brother-in-law loved the gift. He will be hanging it shortly. Thanks for watching! Mike View on YouTube

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hand carved redwood bench #4: a smidgen of progress

08-25-2009 06:01 AM by kolwdwrkr | 10 comments »

Well we were able to put about 6 more hours into the bench project this weekend. The display cabinets have been consuming our free time, but I’ve decided to stop working on it at 5 and work from 5 to 8 on the bench. We still need to sand it all, screw it all together and shape the arm rests. It’s just sitting there and the mortises are what’s holding it together. I put the seat slats down onto it so I could test the comfort. I need to shape the front slat and radious al...

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Turntable Plinth (Base) Project #2: Construction Notes

01-18-2016 10:23 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

This is the second and final post describing my Turntable Plinth project. To sculpt the sides, I used a table saw and three router bits: a 1/2” cove bit, a 3/4” roundover bit, and a 1/4” round nose bit. 1. Start with 2-3/4” x 3/4” maple board. 2. Cut the board into two 1-1/8” wide sections. 3. Scoop out the inside edge of each section with the cove bit. 4. Glue the two sections back together. 5. Route the recess for the dow...

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #12: Preparing Stock for Doors

09-13-2009 06:22 PM by Scarcraig01 | 5 comments »

I special ordered some 4/4 rough quarter sawn maple from my hardwood dealer for the doors and I picked it up Friday afternoon. I gave it a quick look at the dealers and it didn’t look so great but I thought it would hopefully be okay once I got to milling it. Well, no such luck, I’m pretty unhappy with it. It clearly is not FAS Select clear furniture grade lumber! This is a huge on going problem that I’ve been having! I’ve been all over the state trying to find a ...

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