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American flag bench #4: Torched the slats then sanded them down to 320 grit. Stained the red stripes

11-20-2018 07:38 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

So I torched the slats in an attempt to make it look more rustic. Sanded them down to 320 grit. I found the poplar sort of burns blotchy or I’m just not too good at it yet. Had Hoe Depot mix up some blue and red stain for me. ($32) Also picked up oil based spa urethane high gloss (expensive.. but I told worth it.)I was able to get the union marked and taped and stained the red stripes! I think it came out pretty good. Cant wait to lay out the star stickers for the union. to b...

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Another box build #1: Start up

11-11-2018 04:24 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Had a lot of scrap pieces left over from the last project….some of the Pine scraps can be used for jigs and such. The White Oak scraps….some were just too knot ridden to be of much use, other than roast some hotdogs out at the firepit. Other scraps were re-sawn down… Some of these got sliced into thinner stock… There was also a chunk of 1×12 Oak… That may get trimmed down into a lid..for the box…selected the best of the mess of 1×3R...

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American flag bench #3: Bought a small craftsman router/table combo and a couple roundover bits.

11-04-2018 08:44 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

I bought a router/table combo from sears ($100) and a couple roundover bits ($15 each). I rounded over the tops of all 13 slats then sanded them down. Then I dryfit them using 1/4 inch nuts as spacers. Had to drill new holes because most of the boards didn’t line up with current ones. Bought Ace hardware out of 1/4”x1.5” bolts nuts and washers for now (13). I’ll have to go back later for the rest. When all is said and done it will have cost me ($30)

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American flag bench #2: Tried a cheap harbor freight sandblaster but it was a fail so I sent ends out!

11-03-2018 04:53 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

After my harbor freight fail.. I found a local guy who sandblasted and primed the ends. Cost: $75 but came out very nice. I then sprayed them 3 coats of silver and 3 clear coats. My next step was to choose a wood? I planned this to be a very inexpensive project so after the expense of sandblasting I went with a very unpopular choice of poplar ($48).

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American flag bench #1: Turning a very old rusted bench into a patriotic showpiece

11-03-2018 02:46 PM by Dubbs | 1 comment »

I picked this bench up off Craigslist for $10 wood was to far gone to save. Plan is to sandblast ends repaint them silver and do an American flag themed bench.

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Next Kitchen Project #2: Wood supplies, and one glue up

10-18-2018 11:34 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was looking through the stash of Oak i brought home….this might be interesting… Maybe.. Hmmm? Not all was this fancy-schmanzy, though.. Good thing I’ll need some narrow parts…hauled a few to the shop.. These were for side panel #2..already had parts for #1 cut to length.. Already stashing cut-offs, for smaller parts.. Well, today..after tests at the local Hospital…and a nap….did a cardio workout.. This is about an hour’s worth&...

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Shop stuff #137: Bathroom reno Part 7...Tubby Time!

10-12-2018 12:33 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I got the shower all trimmed out and the plumbing completed! Yet another step done in getting the bathroom done. A bit of fiddling about getting everything cut to size, but in the end it all comes together. I am loving the cedar, and I pass on a couple of tips in the process. View on YouTube

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Mission Style Sofa Plans

10-10-2018 05:25 PM by JimWhip | 2 comments »

Wondering if you can help, I’m looking for woodworking plans to build a Mission/Prairie style sofa. All the plans I see have straight up and down backs. Is there a plan out there that has a slightly reclined or curved back? If so I sure would like to find it. Thanks for your help in advance. Jim Whip

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Life happenings #17: Bathroom vlog 6: How to make and install shiplap wainscoting

10-04-2018 02:47 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

How I made and installed the wainscoting in the bathroom. I had fun milling up the cedar, and the shop smell great. I include the milling, my finishing process with water based polyurethane, and go through the installation. <div>

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Wooden Shackles #4: Accents Not Going as Planned

10-03-2018 12:55 AM by AceofHearts | 0 comments »

So I had a thought (this is normally where my projects go wrong) and wondered if I could put some nice accents on my shackles like the real woodworkers do. Maybe some peg caps, or at least fake ones that make it look like less bland. I bought a selection of plug cutting bits and tried the 3/8” one to make small circles. I used a 3/8” inch forsner bit to make the holes … The problem came when I discovered the 3/8” plug cutter doesn’t in fact cut 3/8” ...

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