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What's on your woodworking to-do list?

by BinghamtonEd
posted 670 days ago


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jbswearingen

87 posts in 755 days


#1 posted 670 days ago

Holy hell, don’t get me started.

My list:

Get my shop running:
Complete the rebuild on my Belsaw planer.
Adapt the Unifence rail to fit my PM66…adapt my Rockler router table to fit the PM66. Bulild an outfeed table
Complete the stand for my Craftsman disc/belt sander. It has a stand, but I want a wooden base with casters
Repaint my lathe
Finish repainting the Grizzly shaper I just picked up

Once that’s done (maybe another month or so), here’s the actual wood working list:

Start on some small boxes and a mantel clock for the woman that gave me much of my shop equipment
Spend more time on the lath
Build a Pennsylvania Spice Box
Start building a loft bed for the youngest tax deduction
Build more band saw boxes
Spend more time on the lathe
Start building a sewing center for the missus
Next summer…a kitchen rebuild. I’m scared.
Spend more time on the lathe…

-- Semper fi, Brad

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BinghamtonEd

1190 posts in 965 days


#2 posted 670 days ago

Oh yeah I forgot to tack on the new vanity my wife wants for the bathroom so we can have a two-sink setup.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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jbswearingen

87 posts in 755 days


#3 posted 670 days ago

Oh, and the missus wants a bunch of simple wall shelves for the house. That’ll probably be near the top of things to do.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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BinghamtonEd

1190 posts in 965 days


#4 posted 670 days ago

Brad, it may help to keep a separate list of small projects called the “That’ll shut her up for a while” list.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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jbswearingen

87 posts in 755 days


#5 posted 670 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA

-- Semper fi, Brad

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Gene Howe

5366 posts in 2024 days


#6 posted 670 days ago

Some briefcases to transport pistols for 1 son.
A long gun cabinet for the other son.
Jig saw puzzles for the grand kids.
A copy Carver for me.
Some jewelry boxes just because.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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HorizontalMike

6914 posts in 1509 days


#7 posted 670 days ago

Listen to Ed, Brad… listen to Ed…

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Nicky

636 posts in 2687 days


#8 posted 670 days ago

Not in order…..

Add some ducts for DC
New end tables for the living room in the greene and greene style, been reading so much about this style
Coffee table for living room
Kitchen cabinets for sons new home
New entertainment center, but unsure of the TV that we’re going with
A few cutting boards for xmas (first glue-up is done)
Murphy bed (this would be the second one we have, more grandkids on the way and I’m lovin it!)
Scrub plan, have a small pile of some exotics, and fellow LJs have given me some great new ideas
I’ve done 4 acoustic guitars, time for another one.
Outdoor bench for a friend
Garage shelving for a friend
Wishing well planter for mother-in-law

Just a 30 second brain dump

-- Nicky

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Earlextech

898 posts in 1286 days


#9 posted 670 days ago

Just recently moved, waiting patiently for my new shed/workshop to be installed. Then moving my tools from Fla to NC and setting up, yet again, another woodworking shop. This time, however, I will not be building for customers. This time I will build things for my family, friends and loved ones. Oh yeah, and ME!!!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Murdock

107 posts in 1079 days


#10 posted 670 days ago

No particular order

Bedside tables for both my daughters
Bookshelf for my yougest
Out-feed table for TS
wall cleats in shop
shop cabinets
garage shelving
basement shelving

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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whitebeast88

3401 posts in 786 days


#11 posted 670 days ago

daughters desk (almost done with)
daughters chaulkboard (almost done with)
kitchen table for our kitchen
chairs for table
outdoor table and chairs
another ladder shelf
floating shelfs
dresser
laundry basket holder
miter saw stand
outfeed table for ts
sandpaper holder
saw blade holder
oh my god what has my hobby turned into.more work for myself.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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jmartel

1570 posts in 745 days


#12 posted 670 days ago

I made a small batch of wooden cutting boards to sell at work, which sold out in 2 days. Since then, my email has been flooding with custom orders.

I’ve got 10 custom orders at the moment, and a few others who said they wanted just some standard boards that I can make production style. And it’s not even close to christmas yet when I expect a bigger rush. So, I’m getting busy.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

9565 posts in 1214 days


#13 posted 670 days ago

—Complete the interior of the tool chest refurb
—Complete the wall hung tool cabinet
—Build an entry foyer bench / cabinet / locker setup in the house (BIG project)

Plus, replace leaky windows of the shop with new ones. Yuck.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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GrandpaAndrew

25 posts in 677 days


#14 posted 670 days ago

I’ve got two lists: The “things I’d like to do” and “the things I a really doing.”

The first list is way to long to type and makes me dizzy just to think about. My second list is easy:

Cutting the bottom panels for my serving trays.
Making one more tray bottom.
That whole long list of Christmas presents I promised…

-- I'll be in the shop - http://www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com

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AandCstyle

1241 posts in 852 days


#15 posted 669 days ago

Ed,
ALWAYS move projects projects for your wife to the top of your list and use each of those projects to justify the purchase of a new tool. LOL

-- Art

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OnlyJustME

1562 posts in 972 days


#16 posted 669 days ago

I’m afraid to put it all down on a list. lol

First i have to finish organizing the shop including building some cabinets and shelves while currently working on redoing the dining room, kitchen and hall floors. Any body good at organizing/arranging a 2 car garage shop?
Then finish the powder room.
Does restoring tools count? Brad listed them so i guess i will.
Restore a 4” jointer and a bench top lathe
Repair a 14” bandsaw
Acquire a bench top grinder
Build an aquarium stand
make some band saw boxes
sharpen some lathe tools
make handles for some chisels
A building block set for mini me
A rocking horse for mini me
A knife block for the kitchen
And so on and so forth …

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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bondogaposis

2436 posts in 947 days


#17 posted 669 days ago

Plane till
Japanese tool box
cutting boards
Roubo bench

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Alexandre

1417 posts in 786 days


#18 posted 669 days ago

Mitre Guage, Buy some jap chisels, Sliding bandsaw table. Shoji…

-- My terrible signature...

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Wdwerker

331 posts in 829 days


#19 posted 669 days ago

New mailbox post out of a free 10×10 x 144 treated beam. It weighs about 350 lbs! I am thinking about possibly doing a Greene and Greene sort of thing on steroids. Giant Blacker house bracket and some oversized square pegs maybe. Just have no idea what to do for the top of the post yet.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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Kookaburra

745 posts in 820 days


#20 posted 669 days ago

short list:
a couple of toolboxes
step stool for my sister
downdraft box for sanding
saw bench

slightly longer term list:
kids’ toys
tool racks
garden lanterns
stands for my glass art

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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AJswoodshop

1057 posts in 872 days


#21 posted 669 days ago

Here’s my list,

Make a pair of sawhorses,
Make a banana hanger,
Buy a dust collector,
Make a desk for my room,
And last….... CLEAN THE SHOP!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Cole Tallerman

389 posts in 780 days


#22 posted 669 days ago

Finish building my 12” jointer from woodgears
Molding for my mom
Bandsaw box for the girlfriend (just need a 1/8” blade)
fix the shop toilet
build an ipad holder
figure out why my dust goes through the ducts but not into the collector
Finish my 12” jointer
Try a end-grain cutting board
Make a TV stand for a costomer

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Kyle

109 posts in 1239 days


#23 posted 669 days ago

I’m actually working on a chest of drawers that I’m going to post as a blog when I’m done. I can’t wait because I already have a good amount of pictures and it’s been the most challenging thing I’ve ever made.

-- Kyle

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DamnYankee

3233 posts in 1157 days


#24 posted 669 days ago

I notice that nearly everyone has at least as many projects listed for their shops as they do for “the house”.

I want rebuild bench/counter

Build long console/enetertainment center
Get started on Christmas gifts

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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BinghamtonEd

1190 posts in 965 days


#25 posted 669 days ago

Ed,
ALWAYS move projects projects for your wife to the top of your list and use each of those projects to justify the purchase of a new tool. LOL

I’m right there with ya, Art. Every project starts with a “Oh, well, I’m going to need…” I’m going to use the baby gate to justify the purchase of a new drill press. There’s going to be a bunch of mortises, and I’d rather just be cleaning them up with a chisel than doing them all by hand. I made some MDF daisies for the wall of my daughter’s room, so along with $8 in MDF, I had to get a $18 keyhole router bit. She says “Do you need that to finish the daisies?” and I said “Yep. Gotta hang them somehow.”

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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BinghamtonEd

1190 posts in 965 days


#26 posted 669 days ago

Any body good at organizing/arranging a 2 car garage shop?

Matt, I wouldn’t say I’ve got it all figured out, but I’m getting there. I have a 2 car garage, and in the winter, I only get half (my wife gets to put her car in the garage). All of my tools are on mobile bases and store away in the rear of the garage. I have the Bosch 4100 saw which folds up nicely and works way better than I ever thought any portable table saw could. I built a cleat system on the wall (plans from Family Handyman), and I’ve slowly been getting hangers made for various things. It’s easy to do in a day, affordable, and reconfigurable. Also, as I said I began making cabinets, but as you can see in the picture, I didn’t get them done before our girl was born. They still sit as shown in the picture, only they have a replaceable hardboard top and are now covered with the things I intended to go in the drawers that never got made :/ Sorry for the crappy quality of the picture. It’s not normally so cluttered, but all the clutter came from where the cabinets are now.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#27 posted 669 days ago

short list
make a list :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HillbillyShooter

4340 posts in 888 days


#28 posted 669 days ago

Boy, where do I start?

It seems my biggest problem with woodworking is that I enjoy the concept and design aspect of wood working more than I do the actual finishing of the project – actually I hate finishing (i.e., shellac, varnish, polyurethane, with numerous sandings in between coats).

Therefore, I guess the answer is to finish several projects I’ve already started and that are in various stages of completion, including a scroll saw cabinet, a box design for ammo reloading dies, wedding trays, the gifts for board members when I finish this term at the gun club, and the carving of a ball and claw.

Then I would really like to design and create a piece or two of something in the G&G style. Of course, this is all subject to interruption by a priority from the wife.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Ryan Haasen

362 posts in 996 days


#29 posted 669 days ago

-Shop cabinets.
-Table saw out-feed table.
- Table saw sled, and other accessories.
- Mitre bench.
- Toys and Joys new plan: The CAT front end loader. I have the plans already.
- A new and improved Kenworth with low-boy trailer.
- A model Bell 429.
I haven’t thought any more that, but I think this list should keep me busy for a while.

-- Ryan

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AJswoodshop

1057 posts in 872 days


#30 posted 669 days ago

Maybe another shop vac, and a dust deputy would be nice.

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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