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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 10-22-2012 12:17 PM 1656 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2012 12:17 PM

Here is a chance for us to blow our own horns.

Tell us about the current project you have on the bench. With Christmas coming up we might all use some fresh idea’s and inspiration.

I’ll start it off. My shop is in shambles. All the tools are moved to one side and the oak and walnut have been stacked in the middle of the shop so I can get to the drywall and finish the basement project. My wife has been on my to get that done a while now.

I’ll be adding a DC this week which requires a new run from the fuse box.

The project after that is walnut bookshelf 7’x3’x14”.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 12:26 PM

I am currently working on a multi scale electric guitar and a headboard for our bed. Once those are done, I’ve got a doll bed to make for Christmas.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 12:31 PM

My current project is a 108 year old Victorian home I recently bought. The entire thing is a woodworking project and the best thing is I get to keep everything I do to it. For 30 years everything I have built has gone to live at someone else’s house, on this project, everything is for me and mine.

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

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 12:34 PM

Still working on my new workshop. When I get the countertops in this week, I’ll move on to tool cabinets and a new sanding/planing station.


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Ed Kallbrier

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 12:40 PM

My current project is 2 Flag Display Cases and a shadow boxes for a Buddy my shop is also in a shambles I will post some them soon.

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 12:40 PM

Restoring a 1958 Delta 22-101 13×5 thickness planer. It is all disassembled, most parts cleaned, primed and ready for paint. Bearings have been ordered, still need to purchase new sheaves for the motor and cutter head. Someone had replaced the originals with single groove. That is not enough to transfer the 3hp to the cutter head, so back to a 2 belt system.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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Jim Finn

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 01:20 PM

I am just about finished setting up my workshop (I just moved). Starting on making some jewelery boxes that have been ordered. After I am sure of the permanent placement of all the equipment I will install my dust collection system.

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

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 01:41 PM

I’m about 50% through a basement workbench/storage per my wife’s request. Maple top and the rest is fir/pine. This will have two fairly large (45” x 26”) shelves to store our paint cans, three drawers to store my various interior tools and gadgets (plumbing, electrical, etc.), and a nice large 60” x 30” top that I can use for assembly and finishing in the winter months when it is too cold in the shed. So far the top and shelves are assembled, flattened, and sanded. Next up is to build the apron and drawers, and then begin assembly.

The next project will be a spice box for my wife for Christmas ( Next up after that is a changing table for our upcoming baby! Prepare for questions about both!

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 01:49 PM

Today (Monday) reworking a styrofoam mirrow frame for a local Co. 42” in dia. needs it 48” have to cut it into 16 pieces and add 4, plus little pieces to fill in the gaps, bondo, sand, primer, sand some more. Has to be perfect so they can use it to make a mold. Have it done by Tuesday am. They pay good so i stopped on 2 mulberry pye safes hooking up a grizzley tablesaw and the DC, refinishing a table.

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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#9 posted 10-22-2012 01:55 PM

Blanket chest for a niece.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 10-22-2012 01:56 PM

Kitchen remodel, which is ALWAYS on-going.

A new wetbar around my new kegerator is getting the most attention right now.

My first acoustic guitar, getting somewhat preempted by the wet bar. Guitar blog here.

And a reading table for my wife, which I’ve designed but haven’t started (Christmas deadline). It’ll be my first G&G piece.

-- jay,

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 04:10 PM

My shop is always a disaster area. At the moment I’m making a Shaker inspired step stool for my daughter who’ll be 3 years old in January. Next up is a chair for her.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#12 posted 10-22-2012 06:50 PM

I just finished a work table for my new lathe, bandsaw and bench grinder. Next on my agenda is a storage chest for my wife.


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#13 posted 10-22-2012 07:17 PM

what a timely post! anybody ever made a built-in wine rack? In my kitchen island I left a recess 12 1/4” wide x 21 3/4” high at the “L” point (on the outside face). Otherwise it would have been once of those worthless blind corners. We don’t drink much wine but friends do and I figured it would work for a few bottles.

Anybody have any ideas? I think standard bottles need 3 1/2” between the uprights (the horizontal rails hold the bottles otherwise that would be way too big). Purchased units are about 11” deep. It’s on the corner of the island and the countertop extends far enough that it isn’t an issue for me.

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#14 posted 10-22-2012 07:24 PM

I’m in between projects right now. Actually, I got everything but the drawers done for my new shop cabinets 2 months ago, then my daughter was born. Next project is going to be a baby gate, and some Christmas gifts.

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

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#15 posted 10-22-2012 07:39 PM

Just finished a guitar, got another on the bench, as well as a nine drawer bandsaw jewelry box with a very distinct design.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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