Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'fir'

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Making a safety gate for the stairs

05-29-2016 03:24 AM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

My son is growing really fast like i’m sure all kids do, So it was time to get in the shop and make a gate to keep him off the stairs. In this video link you can follow all the steps I went through to make this gate with reclaimed lumber. It looks great and doesn’t seem out of place with the rest of the wood in the house..

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Custom baby gates

01-12-2016 04:59 PM by Justin | 3 comments »

After shopping for gates to corral our 11-month old crawler, my wife and I decided none of the available products provided the features we wanted. We also found the better units to be quite expensive. I began to think the “universal” nature of these things was limiting their ability to be very good at anything. Lots have a crossbar to trip over, others have strange latches, and none seemed like something we wanted to spend a bunch of money on. I spent some time in SolidWorks...

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Some past projects, #1: Benches

04-29-2015 02:14 AM by Silverhill | 4 comments »

I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers! My first project was a basic 5...

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Work station / Outfeed table

04-28-2015 07:13 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

I was in need of reorganizing my work space, so I started with finishing this fir bench that I had framed up a few years back to double it as a outfeed table. All the wood used was reclaimed, therefore at no cost. At this point I will move it to it’s new spot in my shop and match the table saw to the back left corner and line up for routing out Miter slide tracks in the top. The handles are made of Spalted Oak. You can see a video of the build here…

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Why buy it when you can make it! #6: Improv Fir Step Stool [Part 2]

07-11-2014 03:10 AM by paxorion | 2 comments »

I decided to take my wife’s strong hinting that dowels would “look better” than capped screws as a justification to pick up some new woodworking tools and accessories. Stopped by my local Woodcraft this evening and picked up a dowel center set. I almost spent some more money for a doweling jig, but decided to use my Kreg shelf pin jig to make myself a drill guide (I don’t have a drill press at home). After a few minutes of creative clamping (no vise either) and dril...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #5: Improv Fir Step Stool [Part 1]

07-09-2014 03:49 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

A few weeks ago, I was looking through my humble wood stash and saw a few large boards of remaining fir from my Wing Chun Dummy project and wondered what I could make for my family that would be a practical use of material. Later that day, I had to lift my daughter up to the sink to wash her hands, when it hit me that a step stool would be useful. Knowing that I have plans on making the Popular Woodworking I Can Do That Step Stool, I had to come up with a different design for the fir. Be...

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The Chicken Coop

01-14-2014 02:07 PM by mervillehomesteader | 11 comments »

About a year ago I moved onto 5 acres full of nice size fir and cedar trees a lot of trees. We cut down about a half acre for garden and chicken space. From the trees we cut down we got 5000 board feet of one inch and two inch fir timbers (mostly 10inch wide by 10 to 20ft long) and a tonne of one inch cedar planking (averaging about 14inches wide). That’s a lot of wood for one lowly carpenter but I think I will manage. Well first things first. Dig a garden and get the chickens out of...

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Apartment Projects #20: Woodworking in December...

12-15-2013 02:26 AM by littlecope | 20 comments »

It is that time of year, time to put up the Christmas Tree…I’ve grown fond of smaller trees (the so-called “Table Top” size), but apparently so have many other people, because they’re getting increasingly hard to find!Luckily, those of us who work with wood can improvise…This year, the Tree will go next to our Front Window, so others can enjoy it as much as we do…I placed the Tree stand in the desired spot and measured to the ceiling… The Sky is...

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Split top Saw Bench #1: The Idea

11-06-2013 05:47 PM by TerryDowning | 2 comments »

As a life time wood worker returning to hand tool use, I found my tool set lacking. My dad made me learn hand tools before power tools could be touched, that being said, It’s only been recently that I have returned to hand tools as my primary means of working wood. That being said, I do posses a working set of saws, planes, chisels, etc. The big hole was a stable secure place to hold the wood while working it. One of the most important and basic tools for hand tool users are benches...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #24: Now I need a new tool

08-17-2013 10:06 PM by Mark Shymanski | 6 comments »

Had just about finished sanding 816 in preparation to painting when my ROS decided to spill its guts. It was weird there was no indication it was going to fail, just bam mid sanding the bottom pops out. The motor didn’t stop or buzz just no more sanding pad. I was going to see if I could get it back together but I am going to push on with the painting. The choice of paint colours is what was left in the house from various other DIY projects. I am gaining some painting ex...

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