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What to do with a slab of Walnut...

11-21-2015 12:10 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, I got four to mill down into …..something. Set up a plank on the bench, scibed a few lines. I wanted four pieces 3" wide, with whatever was left for other parts. I got four 18” long, and two @ 17” long. Two of the planks, including this one, are 5/4 stock. The other two are just 4/4 stuff. Had the circular saws in from the trunk of the van, and took the larger one down to the shop… I can keep it on the shelf until needed. Made a big mess on the...

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Equipping the office #1: Laminated curved edges: A temporary shelf

04-27-2009 04:38 PM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

It’s going to be a year or more before I can start working on the real built-ins for the office. More if Craigslist doesn’t somehow manage to cough up a whole bunch of inexpensive cherry and we actually have to buy the lumber for this retail. In the mean-time, I needed some storage for the office, and I’ve been wanting to do more stuff with sweeping curves, so I decided to take some scrap plywood and a bunch of thin maple that was left over from cutting out the door frames f...

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L-Shaped Desk #2: Doesn't look exactly like an L...

05-16-2017 06:46 AM by SauceMan | 2 comments »

There’s a picture of my completed desktop. I made it over the weekend, leaving the rough lumber in my shop for a week before I started tearing into it. I think it’s very close to the original measurements in my SketchUp plans, maybe off by a quarter of an inch or so. If you look at the grain, you’ll see pretty much all the parts are cut with 45 degree cuts, though you may have thought it would be easier to use square cuts for the L. The reason I did it this way is ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #12: Grinder Stand or Piece of Furniture?

11-30-2013 01:36 AM by PhilBello | 1 comment »

Having a shortage of bench space, I decided that I needed to create a space for the bench grinder, and not wanting to damage any walls in the apartment, I decided a dedicated Grinder Stand was called for, but not away floor storage space. After hunting for a while, I found what I was looking for on Woodstore.net it hardly reduced the floor space at all. To make this you only need half a sheet of 3/4” plywood, I used pine, as it was cheaper, and some scraps of birch ply for the top...

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Another pile of pine #4: Part 5: Top and a shelf

04-05-2015 03:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

First off….HAPPY EASTER! Well, added some cleats to hold a top in place, and act as “kickers” for the drawers. Cut around to get past the legs, and went to screw them in place…...something was a might off. Well, got the cleats on the ends installed , and a center cleat. Center cleat had to move a bit to line up? Ok, plopped the base onto the top. Placed a screw into each center line hole. Grabbed a LONG pipe clamp, and set it up at a diagonal. The idea...

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Kitchen Cabinets #2: Working on a countertop

08-31-2008 04:09 AM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

This weekend’s goal is getting the cabinet beside the stove to at least have a usable counter-top. We picked up a beaten up 10’x2’ glued up piece of maple countertop off of Craigslist for $50, and that’s becoming the surface for beside the stoive, and the narrow counter for under the window, with a backsplash cut from the scraps. Today I took a deep breath and cut the first pieces. As I said, the counter-top was pretty beat up with a few gaps, so as I sanded...

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Underway again...finally #9: Progress... seriously.

11-18-2017 03:27 AM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

You read that correctly. I made actual progress. (This is not fine furniture. It’s a workstation that will remain outdoors 24/7 and is made 99% from freebies [CL and pallet wood]..... It’s also the first real project I’ve ever done – since high school 45 years ago, at least.)Here’s the end of Day 1 pic as proof:No, it’s not screwed and glued together. Just placed it all in approximately the correct final places. So, here’s how the day went. First, ...

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Foldable Router Table #1: The Idea

09-07-2011 01:59 AM by abadr | 1 comment »

Even though I have a decent size garage/shop, all tools need to be tucked away neatly since the space is used for metal working, photography, working on cars and of course parking. So space hogging fixed tools are avoided whenever possible. The idea for this router table is to take an inexpensive foldable table and replace the top with a thick, straight and strong MDF top for routing. I will then be able to collapse the table and stow it next to a wall taking little space. The original top...

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Woodworking projects under way. #3: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet under way!

05-18-2011 02:34 AM by dbhost | 1 comment »

In my seemingly never ending quest for shop organization, not to mention skill building, I am well underway with the construction of my clamshell cabinet. The design is the one in the Wood Magazine Best Home Workshop Ideas special interest publication (2009 issue, same thing as 2011 issue). At this time, all of the plywood pieces are cut to size, and I must say that I am a HUGE fan of stop blocks now. My recent move of my miter saw to the strong tie workbench, has permitted me to clamp sto...

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My First Workbench #2: Day 2 The cross cut jig

08-10-2012 08:49 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

I’m letting the wood acclimate to the garage a bit and focus on other tasks around the house before we head to my wife’s class reunion. But, I did manage to make a nifty little cross-cut jig for my circular saw to prepare for trimming the 2×4s to length for when I build the top. For details and pictures, please click here. Can’t wait to get started on the top!

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