Here's what I got done in 1 week of vacation

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Project by jbell2355 posted 12-13-2010 05:11 AM 19809 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1 yoyo
1 shooting board
1 jewelry box
1 marking knife
4 rolling pins (the little pins are gifts for kids, they use them for cookies and play-doh)
5 pens
6 screwdrivers
9 drawers (for the auxilary workbench)—my first try at hand cut dovetails

And the big one…2 loft beds. They were a lot more work than I anticipated

-- She was only a rancher's daughter, but all of the horsemen knew her.

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 05:43 AM

It looks like you had a fun week. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 05:56 AM

Nice work. Maybe we should put you on full time ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 06:34 AM

Nice job! Very productive week. Where’s the yoyo? ;-)

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 11:08 AM

Those loft beds are a terrific way to utilize space.

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 02:26 PM

WOW!!! I’m retired and I couldn’t get that much done in a week, let alone doing it on vacation.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 02:46 PM

Nice work.
Can you post more pics of the bed?

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 02:51 PM

Talk about a busy week. Looks like you will have to go back to work so you can rest up…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 03:55 PM

Tha was sure a very productive week! Good work, thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 04:38 PM

Very nice!! Great way to spend vacation time.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 05:06 PM

Wow, I would have gotten half of one of those projects done. Of course I have a 4 year old attached to my right leg and a 2 year old attached to my left. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 06:42 PM

thats awesome.
how are the loft beds anchored to the wall?

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#12 posted 12-13-2010 07:36 PM

Yes, I’ll get some more pics of the beds. I found the plan in a Black and Decker book of projects; you can see it here

Michelevit: there are 2×2s lagged to the studs with 3 1/2” lag screws. The plywood mattress support is screwed to both the plywood box around the mattress and to the 2×2.

-- She was only a rancher's daughter, but all of the horsemen knew her.

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#13 posted 12-13-2010 08:52 PM

Nice work! I’d love to see more pics of your bench and shop, too.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#14 posted 01-08-2011 05:53 PM

Sweet! Busy hands. Nice to see you didn’t waste your vacation like I did.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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