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What did you do today?

by JoeyG
posted 03-26-2012 01:12 AM

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 01:14 AM

Spent the day updating some Etsy items… and watched some videos on free hand routering signs…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 01:16 AM

it looks good the way it is joey

the epoxy i have done
(i know it is deep and can be refinished for years)

really just looks like a decal on the surface
to most folks

the carving adds depth
and a contrasting interest
to this piece

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 01:17 AM

How is Etsy working for you? I’ve heard mixed feelings about it. I’m kinda on the fence as to whether or not to start one. The videos sound really cool. Free hand is a challenge.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 01:40 AM

Hey Joey you did good,very good.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 01:43 AM

Very nice….leave as it is.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 01:47 AM

Thanks. I wish I had thought of this before I put those miter keys in. They were done before Christmas. I just approached it today as if they are not there. I figured I would figure something out. Maybe a Wenge inlay that covers the corners. I don’t know. Any idea’s?

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 01:50 AM

That’s really nice Joe. I spent half the day working on a coffee table humidor with my buddy, and the rest finishing up a chalk board project with my daughter. I just posted it, and she is very proud of it, as am I.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 01:50 AM

Nice looking project!
I spent the day in the emergency room with my Mom- no shop time for me.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 01:53 AM

Hi Martin, I just commented on her chalk board. You guys did a great job.

Sorry to hear that Lew. I hope she is well. I’ll send some good wishes your way.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#10 posted 03-26-2012 01:55 AM

Very Nice job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 03-26-2012 01:58 AM

Building a solar kiln, will post it soon, should have it finished in a couple of days.

-- Carpe Diem

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 01:59 AM

I did the finishing of the panels for a panelled hope chest. Tomorrow we start the assembly of the chest and glue up.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 01:59 AM

A solar kiln would be really cool to have.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#14 posted 03-26-2012 02:01 AM

I’ll look forward to seeing the hope chest.

Sounds like many of us have had very busy and productive days. I am calling it a night and will be looking forward to what else is posted here over night.

Be safe everyone.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 02:05 AM

spent the day at a bridial show to get more orders so i can spend more time in the shop making them

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#16 posted 03-26-2012 02:06 AM

I went to a big bluegrass pickin’ last night, and got in late… I took a long, long, nap….3 hours….I was a little stove up, so just rested mainly…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#17 posted 03-26-2012 02:07 AM

Figured out a desk clock design, cleaned the living room, washed a pile of dishes, watched a hockey game. No shop time, unfortunately. Nice box!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#18 posted 03-26-2012 02:11 AM

I found a new way to spend money! My C’man contractor saw needs new pulleys. I’m going to order machined pulleys from In-Line Industries. The machined pulleys are supposed to help reduce vibration. I already have the link belt from HF, so for an additional $6.00 investment (higher than the price of replacement pulleys from SearsPartsDirect), it sounds like a cheap upgrade.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#19 posted 03-26-2012 02:11 AM

Worked on another box. What can I say? I’m addicted! I like the carving and would leave it as is after Patron’s comment. Never thought about that. David’s a pretty good thinker!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#20 posted 03-26-2012 02:56 AM

Finalized (I think) a design for some high end stereo speaker cabinets. Customer is a serious audiophile who took his project to 4-5 cabinetmakers but didn’t like their approaches. I had some questions about his plans that he couldn’t answer so I’m doing the job. He’s doing more research. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#21 posted 03-26-2012 03:00 AM

Real nice job on the carving Joey, the whole box is nice. You know some times a great carving is enough. Well done, the whole package is very nice. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#22 posted 03-26-2012 03:07 AM

Joey it looks pretty good with the stripes and carving as is .
The mitre keys are very close to the stripes so why not make them larger and centre them on the stripes .
Take a look at Patrons selection of mitre keys .
My day went very good as I got to work on my router table top and the project is nearing completion ,about another week or two and I should be able to post it .
Also playing around with another idea which got me sidetracked for a hour and it looks promising ,so all in all a good day for both of us .


-- Kiefer

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#23 posted 03-26-2012 03:11 AM

Absoloutly nothing. Relaxed and prepared for the week ahead at nbss. lots to do.
I did order my Lie Nielsen router plane though!
Nice chip carving on that lid!

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#24 posted 03-26-2012 03:28 AM

I spent the day mostly laying in bed with a bad case of strep throat. Went out to the shop for about 30min and cut a few dovetails for practice and that was it.

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

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#25 posted 03-26-2012 03:32 AM

Great job. I like the carving best.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#26 posted 03-26-2012 03:41 AM

Lay down wood floor…..sometimes wood working sucks… :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#27 posted 03-26-2012 05:00 AM

Got up at & and sold a 10” table saw to a kid from work, Had breakfast with two of my grandaughters then took them to mom and picked up a raised panel bit set along with some stain. Came back home and sanded 3 coats of paint off an old dresser, had dinner posted on here and now time to go to bed.


-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#28 posted 03-26-2012 12:01 PM

1st let me say, very nice box with the inlays, and carving. As far as what have I been doing, is, well, I have not been able to get in the shop for a few weeks because of things that happen. 1st, no sympathies needed, these are things that may or may not happen to all of us. We’re not as bad as some, but, we’ve had some storm damage, and that is stressful getting estimates, messin with insurance, ect.. and, a day after the storms, our oven went out, then 2 days after that our hot water tank let loose, and flooded a third of our basement. We’ve been slowly gettin stuff back together. It’ll probably be another few weeks before I’m able to have any real fun out in the shop. I miss my table saw and all it’s friends..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#29 posted 03-26-2012 01:14 PM

That sucks. I remember back when Hurricane Isabel hit the shop and flooded it. What a nightmare. Destroyed a huge Cherry kitchen. Luckily not many of the tools were damaged. Weeks and weeks of clean up. I don’t envy you the mess. I wish you luck with all of that. Your table saw and his friends may miss you but they will welcome you back as soon as you have time for them.

Have a great week Roger.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#30 posted 03-26-2012 01:19 PM

Oh I was “wood working” making great big jumbo sticks into 16” long “quarter split” sticks.

Red Oak and hard Maple… no finish applied

Tools deployed… Jonsered chainsaw and home made tractor mounted splitter.

1 cord down, 3 more to go.


-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#31 posted 03-26-2012 01:20 PM

keifer, that’s a good idea. Instead of trying to hide the keys, maybe the best way is to high light them. I’ll play around with it.

To anyone I didn’t respond to directly thanks for playing along. I may try this again. I find it interesting to see what others are doing. It’s easy to get caught up in the completed projects, which is cool, but we miss all the fun and sometimes not so fun day to day stuff. I feel that many of you are becoming friends. While we may be thousands of miles apart and only share small parts of our lives but it is still a friendship. Friendships born of saw dust. LOL

Have a great day everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#32 posted 03-26-2012 01:51 PM

I put a coat of stain on my back deck, and made some repairs to the ceiling on my front porch, then washed my pickup and my lawn tractor.

-- - Martin

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#33 posted 03-26-2012 03:45 PM

Joey, love the details in that box; can’t wait to see it ‘finished’...

Here’s what I did saturday…sorta woodworking with power tools and hand tools. Wife and I installed post hole digger on tractor 3 times, but our littleJohn will only drill 26” deep! So, get the hand tool before it starts to pour rain…hand dig another 12” the cedar pole…snap a photo…then it started to pour! lucky for me. :-)

...looks like we’ll get a NEW tractor for me…299 more poles to set…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#34 posted 03-26-2012 03:47 PM

well i hope all had a good day, i decided to stain my rocking horse but did alot of sanding first. i am trying to take it easy as i havenot and did things i shouldint be oing in my shop as i had wrist reconstructive surgery in december but still managed to do things in cast that i was not suppose to and the wife yelled at me dailey because of it. i will post pics of horse when finished.

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#35 posted 03-26-2012 03:47 PM

That’s a lot of poles. I’m glad the weather held out for you.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#36 posted 03-26-2012 03:49 PM

I think it’s good that our wives fuss at us every once in a while. If it wasn’t for mine, I would be a complete recluse, only leaving my shop when I had so much dust on me I could see anymore. LOL Nice looking rocking horse.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#37 posted 03-26-2012 03:56 PM

I put a finish on 7 boxes I have made this past week. As soon as they dry I will pack them up to take to a sale in two weeks. I also am doing some design work on an intarsia project. IT seems it takes me more time to design and prepare for projects than it does to make them.

-- Website is No PHD just a DD214 and a GED

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#38 posted 03-26-2012 03:58 PM

I wish that was a problem I had Jim. It’s the reverse for me. I can design and see what I want pretty quickly. Getting it done can take a bit longer.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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