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Project by Manitario posted 958 days ago 2554 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been awhile since I’ve posted any projects…here’s a couple I made a few months ago. The outfeed table was taken from a FWW plan; I added the sawblade holder, which is a vast improvement from the nail in the wall where I used to store my sawblades…The colour scheme…I like to use my shop projects to try out different ww techniques; this time it was experimenting with dye and stain. My goal was to try and highlight the grain of the maple ply that I used. Didn’t turn out quite as I expected, and I decided to just go with the red/black design. The plane holder keeps my small plane collection at hand (eventually will finish restoring the #8). Keeps them on a slight angle, while the magnet keeps them in place.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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#1 posted 958 days ago

Great looking out feed Rob.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 958 days ago

Very nice out feed table. Like the color of the top.

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#3 posted 958 days ago

I like the finish! What exactly did you use?

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Manitario

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#4 posted 958 days ago

Thanks! I used two coats of a black aniline dye for the top and partially sanded it off between coats, followed by about 6 coats of wipe on poly and then a coat of wax. The red is just a gel stain covered by poly.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 958 days ago

The pictures make the finish on the top almost look like metal – very nice! I like the drawer idea for saw blades.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 958 days ago

I like the finish too! Gives me confidence in trying some black. thanks for the tips.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#7 posted 957 days ago

Rob, Stellar job on the shop projects…..we can never have enough of them. That’s my favorite thing to build….building furniture for others is fun, but you just can’t beat building your own things for your own needs in the shop….. well done..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Manitario

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#8 posted 957 days ago

I know what you mean Rick; I find there is a certain amount of pressure that goes into building stuff for the house or for others, but when I make stuff for the shop, it’s like a gift to myself.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 953 days ago

Nice stuff.
The till with magnets are a great idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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