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Underway again...finally #17: Unbelievable - actually finished something...2 somethings even!

12-06-2017 01:45 AM by JohnTM | 0 comments »

Well, the title kinda gives my day away. But I finished the lumber rack…. the 2nd something is further down the entry. Here’s what I’m hoping to store on the rack – currently stored on the white table and 2 sawhorses behind my stack-of-4-pallets-laying-on-the-ground-worktable situated behind my Prius.Trying not to have things get wet seems to be a big motivator. I started bright and early (though I was not birght-eyed or bushy-tailed energy wise) – 8am, which ...

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Underway again...finally #16: 95%, okay, 85% finished with lumber rack

12-05-2017 01:30 AM by JohnTM | 3 comments »

I must be the SLOWEST of the SLOW as far as woodworking goes. I got all 4 of the major/vertical supports built. They each look like this: As you can see, what probably looks like over-engineered joint supports is what I had to do because, no matter how much I tweaked my cuts, there were gaps (ex., a 45degree cut meets an adjoining edge fine IF AND ONLY IF the adjoining piece is tilted to match the 45degree edge). Poor workmanship on my part, obviously. Probably should have been more ...

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Cedar Entertainment Unit #11: All Done, thanks for looking

12-05-2017 01:01 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #11: A Lumber Mill Run

12-04-2017 04:13 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

The Sapele that I ordered arrived at Hearne Hardwoods earlier in the week. I need about 300 bf for this set of chairs. I can get all of the components for a single chair from one 8/4 board as long as it is at least 9” wide and 10’ long, so I need at least 12 boards. Ed at Hearne brought in 400 bf of wide 8/4 quarter sawn Sapele for me to select my boards from. The boards are all 16-18 foot lengths, and 10”+ wide. At 16 to 18 feet long these boards are too big fo...

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Pattern challenge (6-10)

12-02-2017 10:49 AM by FancyChip | 7 comments »

6/30 7/30 8/30 9/30 10/30 Thank you for looking!

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Underway again...finally #15: Rain, rain. Go away...

11-30-2017 07:34 PM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Not a long downpour, but heavy enough to cause work to stop.This after a short morning due to the roofing guys returning and starting work on the carport roof. They actually took up the existing tar paper, ripped a long, rotten 2×6 out replaced it before the rain hit. Luckily, their work seems to be “holding”, that is, not leaking anywhere obvious. OTOH, the wind blew the wet stuff all over the carport area, leading to an early end for my day’s effort. I may have spo...

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Underway again...finally #14: Sidetracked - but it's a good thing, really, it is!

11-30-2017 12:24 AM by JohnTM | 3 comments »

No, I didn’t get anything done on the mobile table saw and cabinet base.Yes, I got sidetracked – but it was a good thing! REALLY! Started off looking for 2×3’s to act as connecting pieces between the cabinets. Ran into this mess:and this:and this:Seriously – can you find the 8-foot long 2×3’s? It took me over 5 minutes and I’m the one who put it “there”. So, I sat down and thought – ”This has to be fixed. Wasting time...

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Just for Fun... #99: Might I Miter?

11-29-2017 01:02 AM by littlecope | 11 comments »

So there we were, walking through Sears, looking for some clothing…As is usual with a Sears visit, I ended up wandering to the tool department; specifically, their Miter Saw line up…From small to large, it’s always been fun for me to imagine getting one of those, and to imagine making Mitered box corners…Debbie came up behind me and asked if I liked any of them, and then further fueled the desire for one by asking if I needed one, adding that “Christmas is coming...

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Underway again...finally #13: Post-Thanksgiving return to "work"

11-28-2017 11:34 PM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Well, I took a few days off to “do stuff”.. you know. Life happens. Too many obligations. Earache returned. S_ happens You know how it goes. Anyway, didn’t construct/build anything again. Instead, I ran out to my favorite pallet wood place and got some more… It’s way easier mentally to dismantle than to build… and you really can’t “fail” dismantling. Oh, you can make a mess and destroy things you’re trying to salvage. But you just...

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Need a Good—Looking Coat Rack? You'll Have This One Done in a Few Hours

11-28-2017 01:46 PM by ScottBelleri | 3 comments »

I built this simple DIY coatrack in less than one day, using just a 2×4 and a hardwood dowel. I happened to have a drill press on my Shopsmith so I used that, but a drill with a drill guide (about $20 from Harbor Freight) can do the job just about as well. This project can be done easily with simple tools, really just a table saw, drill with drill guide, and sander. I used epoxy to glue the dowels in just in case they weren’t tight enough. They went in with some resistance, b...

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