Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plan'

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Man Cave Work Shop #3: Epic Fail

02-10-2011 08:05 PM by IceCactus | 3 comments »

Wow, 2 posts in a day! I am trying to catch up to where i am actually at, and am hoping for some advice. Two days ago, i assembled my storage locker frame (sanded and finished a couple days before that). I took 2 platforms, and finger tightened them to the posts in the MIDDLE of the posts. I figure this way, i can work outwards and it would cause less stress on the platforms. So i then tightened up those 2 platforms and installed the remaining 2 towards the bottom of the posts....

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Man Cave Work Shop #2: The Properties of Wood

02-10-2011 06:44 PM by IceCactus | 1 comment »

I learned an important lesson here today. Wood shrinks, especially when you expose end grain and drill holes in it. I decided on this project that it would be easier if i just batch created parts. It would be less setup and less hassle. So i resawed a couple 2×4’s down to 1” thick x 2-9/16” wide and 5-11/16” long. Drilled my 3 holes per the instructions of the plan and threw it in a box. I only work on the weekends for the most part, so it took me about 2 weeke...

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Fireplace Shelving Units- please chime in

02-10-2011 06:30 AM by NickG | 1 comment »

So I was assigned the task of designing and building shelving units for the fireplace at my girlfriends house. I have been sketching prints all day and finally converted them onto my computer. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I plan on using pocket hole joints (using the kreg jig) and filling them in as the units will be painted white and wood/ grain/ joint detail will be covered. The first picture can be considered void because the dimensions are not correct to what I want;...

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What to do with a 200 year old maple tree #1: Introduction

02-10-2011 06:13 AM by superstretch | 4 comments »

When I bought this house over a year ago, one of the defining features was one of the 200 year old maple trees that ran along the road. While the main trunk was cut off several feet above the first set of branches, it still manages to drop leaves to a depth of 2’ in some places. Whilst out shoveling the driveway the other day, I heard the tree popping and snapping every few minutes. I figured I should get an arborist or some sort of tree person over to take a look. Sure enough, ...

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Grandma's Picture Frame #1: Thinking through the Design & Dimensions

02-09-2011 06:14 PM by spunwood | 1 comment »

My mother suggested that I make a picture frame for my grandmother’s 100th birthday. The party is in march, and the four of us (Stephanie, Beatrice, Elijah, and I) will be flying to New York. I looked online for table saw frames because I do not have much skil with or many bits for a router, and no router table. What I found was: This is a lovely and classic frame. The wood is beaut...

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Rustic Signs Carved From Cedar

02-09-2011 09:33 AM by Want2be | 2 comments »

I have been looking around and I have found the perfect sign that i want to make. I will use a 6’‘X2’ peice of cedar and carve ”Love Shack” on it then I will paint the inside with a glossy black paint!!!!

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Rogue Fine Living #2: Standerdize

02-08-2011 07:28 AM by Rogue | 2 comments »

There is possibly no greater challenge for functional art than standardization. For most makers, you’d sware it was a four letter, get-your-mouth-washed-out-with-soap, filthy, word. If you dare to utter “standardize” in your college art class, you are sure to receive an F on your next project. The world of art does not square with having to work inside set parameters. However, like it or not, it’s a fact that those of us that make things that are to actually be used must accept and deal w...

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Easy Lumber Rack

02-07-2011 11:24 PM by Sailor | 13 comments »

Since moving into my new small shop I knew that I would need a lumber rack, it was going to be one of the first things I needed to build so I went after it. I think this one will do just fine for my needs and it was simple to build requiring little materials and not alot of complicated steps.

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More inexpensive shelving

02-05-2011 11:32 PM by devann | 2 comments »

I know, more cheap shelves. Let’s face it, most of us would rather buy tools not shelves. With that in mind here is a shlef that only requires 2×4s, 1/2” plywood, wood screws,& some nuts,bolts, & washers. I have seen quite a few of your workshops out there, And a lot of you have metal buildings with C or Z purlins to columns type metal building construction. So this will be the kind of drawing that I’m posting today. You can apply the same principles to a buildi...

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need help to end project

02-04-2011 09:11 PM by Alexey Khasyanov | 1 comment »

My wife & me get started new project.It conceived like fish on picture and lettering.‘canvas’ , fish and rope for hanging is done.But in proc we have disagree in lettering, and …...... consensus is: to get LJs community cut this knot. if you interest this i afford me set rules: - it must be non fishing theme – lettering – latina (for write it under fish), – some object for completed fish, words & this added object. like this : ht...

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