|Project by Silverhill||posted 11-12-2014 07:02 PM||1339 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I have been on Lumberjocks for almost a year now and finally going to post a project or two, or three, or… I am an old guy that never worked wood other than build a couple of freestanding storage shelves from construction 2×4’s and a couple of shipping crates when I moved a few years ago. I am going slow learning woodworking, doing small easy projects rather than thinking that I can build like the seasoned amateurs and pros on LumberJocks. All projects done in construction grade pine from the big box store. My shop is a 20×20 garage. My tools are a miter saw, table saw, and a 10” bandsaw. Also a number of power hand tools and air nail guns.
My first effort after joining Lumberjocks was the 5 board bench. I painted it a very pale yellow in a chalk style paint to see how I liked that type paint.
The Bluebird houses were next. They were copies of one in our yard that has a proven record of Bluebirds living in it.
The green bench was made for our G- kids to use. I thought a variation of the 5 board would be really neat to try. The teal green paint was chosen by DIL and was done in chalk style paint also.
The tool bench was made to hold my drill press and a combo sander with room left for a future purchase of a planer, but after putting my miter saw on it during a clean up, I may just leave it the and build some folding wings for supporting the long pieces of wood. The lower shelf provided some much needed space for small power tool storage.
I looked at every lumber cart on Lumberjocks and decided most were to big for my needs. This one is 2’ wide by 6’ long and holds all that I ever have at one time in the shop for one or two projects. I do have the aforementioned storage shelves in a storage building that I can use for long term storage.
These are my projects since joining Lumberjocks. They are simple projects designed for learning and getting the experience to someday tackle more complex projects. I have done a few trivial items like making a paper towel holder and some other small items but did not always think to have a camera handy.
I thank the LumberJocks on here that have served as inspiration to me to learn a new hobby at my ripe old age.
-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4