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papadan

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05-02-2017 03:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource bb plywood leather studs dogs

What kind of projects are everyone doing now? I started a new commission today. A guy has a big road bike like a Harley but his is some import, Yamaha I think. It’s all decked out with saddle bags and everything else he could think of. Seams his wife graduated from college and got herself a decent job. She went and bought herself a bike so she don’t have to double with him. I’m replacing her seat with a large, black leather, with silver studs, DOG seat. Includes stainless hardware and a black leather vest with studs to keep the pooch in the seat. Never seen anything like it before, but I have it designed and he showed up last night with the down payment and I bought a bunch of black leather today. I want to know what everyone else has gotten themselves into!


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jbay

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 03:36 AM

Building a Mahogany Closet for a home in Corona Del Mar, CA
Sits on the ocean, stairs right down to the beach.
Can hardly wait to go install it. :)

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 03:38 AM

I thought you were supposed to build closets out of Cedar. LOL

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 03:39 AM

I’m not proud, I’ll build it out of particle board if they want… lol

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Rrrandy

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 03:43 AM

I’m building another, another simple box…

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BillyDoubleU

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 03:46 AM

Work benches

Sections of a miter saw station.

The little one is rocking though :/

Got to fix it tomorrow.

The diagonals on each table are off though. All the measurements are spot on. But not the diagonal…

Oh well, it’s a work bench.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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papadan

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 03:51 AM

Measurements are spot on, it’s probably your garage floor. Have to level it after putting it in place. Oh and what the hell is that thing with the long tail? Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

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TungOil

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 03:57 AM

Greene & Greene dining table based on the Thorsen house table. Blog here

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Rrrandy

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 04:00 AM



Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

- papadan


My therapist asked me the same question but didn’t complain when I gave him one…

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BenDupre

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 04:10 AM

Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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BillyDoubleU

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 04:11 AM

I moved it around the shop and still had a rock to it.

All the legs are set 4”s from the bottom shelf. The torpedo level and the 3’ level show it level.

The back left leg is what I think is the problem. It ended up with a 1/16” off..

So each leg it 33” except for the back corner of the back leg. It’s 33” on the front edge and 32 15/16” on the back edge…

But it seems to rock way too much for that.

Gonna have to unscrew that leg and she what happened.

Love that drill and 3” screws :)

My inner framer wants a nail gun busting 16 penny’s!


Measurements are spot on, it s probably your garage floor. Have to level it after putting it in place. Oh and what the hell is that thing with the long tail? Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

- papadan


-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 04:12 AM

Boxes, swap item, nother box for ma, layout tools, clean and reassemble a 14” BS, all kinda jigs, etc

Pretty much what just about everyone else is doing

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 04:15 AM


Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

- BenDupre

Get you some hardwood scraps. Cabinet or millwork shops usually have more than they can handle and will give stuff away usually. Pine is forgiving when it come to fitting but it is a B without sharp tools. Chisel work in pine can suck. It tends to crush. If you can cut to a line you can do just about any kind of joinery.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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BenDupre

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 04:44 AM


Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

- BenDupre

Get you some hardwood scraps. Cabinet or millwork shops usually have more than they can handle and will give stuff away usually. Pine is forgiving when it come to fitting but it is a B without sharp tools. Chisel work in pine can suck. It tends to crush. If you can cut to a line you can do just about any kind of joinery.

- TheFridge

Fridge—thanks! I will try on some cherry i have. You are absolutely right about crushing.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#14 posted 05-02-2017 04:58 AM

Sharp sharp sharp. If you can pare pine you should be able to pare just about anything. Cherry and maple are nice. No problem. I like practicing cutting to left and right of a line on scraps. That way you’ll get a lot more work in figuring out how to saw right on the line as opposed to spending a bunch of time marking up dovetails. Just my opinion. Worked great for me.

One day. The bench won’t have 5 projects on it. That will be the day.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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BenDupre

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#15 posted 05-02-2017 05:12 AM



Sharp sharp sharp. If you can pare pine you should be able to pare just about anything. Cherry and maple are nice. No problem. I like practicing cutting to left and right of a line on scraps. That way you ll get a lot more work in figuring out how to saw right on the line as opposed to spending a bunch of time marking up dovetails. Just my opinion. Worked great for me.

One day. The bench won t have 5 projects on it. That will be the day.

- TheFridge

My chisels are sharp but my technique is not. I am learning. Sharpening i think i have down.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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