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I got my start woodworking in the Army at the wood shop on base, but didn't really get serious about it until I got married, and realized that I could make furniture a lot cheaper than I could buy it. Well, good furniture, I mean. When we bought our first house, I expanded into cabinet work, and my wife surprised me with a Craftsman Radial Arm saw. 25 years later, I still have it, but it doesn't get as much use anymore due to having bought other toys...oops, I mean tools.
Although I like working with fine woods, you'll notice that a lot of my projects involve OSB, recycled lumber, plywood that's been biscutted/glued to re-form larger panels, etc. My inner pack-rat doesn't want to throw anything useful away. Although, we just like the look of nicely finished OSB.
It's really great to see all the imaginative things that other folks have come up with on this site.
-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living
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Layout Sanded 1 coat of Sanding Sealer 2 coats of Sanding Sealer I should have written a blog on this with the plywood samples, but – Oh Well! This is a basket-weave effect using edge-cut strips of 1/2” Baltic birch plywood. Th...
As I mentioned in my Cajon project post, I had some trouble cutting a circle to PERFECTLY fit the inside diameter of the drum, so I stopped for a couple of weeks to figure out how to cut exactly the circle size I wanted, an...
How I spent my Christmas: We had invited my brother and sister-in-law over for dinner. My brother brought over his 4-cell Mag-light, because the batteries had leaked and corroded themselves in place, and he was hoping that I could get t...
My wife loves her wooden spoons, but after many years, they warp and crack and eventually fall apart. So I started wondering what the best material to make a wooden spoon out of might be. I bought 10 small samples of hardwoods and cut them all...