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post #2761 of 2814 Old 09-21-2018, 10:13 AM
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If I said my latest project was wood related, I'd be "lion".
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Picked up lumber for 4 wood racks; each will hold 1/2 cord - We just installed a wood stove in the house. Also got enough to finish off stands for two pin tables (for bowling pin shoots).

And on the way home, found a tabletop Craftsman bandsaw and a beater Marlin .30-30 at a yard sale. $200 for both. (Bandsaw for my shop and the Marlin for my gun shop - I have an FFL.)

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I just traded my Garrett metal detector for a brand new Marlin .30-30 and I love it...

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Studied till 7 this morning, slept 3 hours, then got up and wrote 2 research assignments, 3 quizzes, a test, spent a bunch of money on wood from an online dealer, then went to Woodcraft and purchased some tools, now I am sitting down with a cup of tea and some potpie to enjoy whats left of my weekend. College life.... yeesh, lol. Thank God for woodwork or I would have lost my sanity a long time ago.

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We got back from the Woodturning Symposium in Dalton Ga. today. Great fun!
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I spent a lot of time looking through Pinterest for ideas on self-standing pedestals to set a large glass shelf on for plants in front of a window. I originally was thinking about gluing 2x12s together to make an 11 x 11 square pedestal, but Iím having 2nd thoughts after looking at all the ideas. There are some pretty interesting ideas, but Iím not sure if I am capable of making them with my equipment.
I got tired and will have to try again tomorrow or maybe visit a home decor store for something. My wife thinks we might be able to buy one less than it will cost me to build one.

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Cutting parts for transom window plantation shutters.

I finished an semicircular arched shutter a couple of weeks ago.
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Put a new 90 tooth Diablo blade on my table saw. Man I forgot what it was like to use a nice new sharp blade.

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Today I knocked my brand new benchtop Cutech 6" jointer off the benchtop. Picked it up checked it over with just a quick cursory inspection and didnt see any thing broken on it so I fired it up. It ran the same as all ways. Then I noticed the infeed table had been warped. Dang aluminum tables!! Then again if it had been cast it may have broken in two and the extra weight may have caused other damage. Oh well!
I went inside pulled up Cutechs website and ordered a new infeed table for $44 and it will be here wednesday. I could have used that $44 in alot of better places then that.

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I actually did some thing constructive today. I took an old military storage box and turned it into a tool box. its nothing special but it does what I need it to.
Heres the box [IMG][/IMG]

Heres the inside of it. [IMG][/IMG]
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I bought an old spindle lathe last month and I have been working on a table for it. It's 6' long and 20" front to back. I will have four big drawers below to but all my "stuff" in.

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I actually did some thing constructive today. I took an old military storage box and turned it into a tool box...
Great idea! (and why didn't I think of that?). I've got a couple of old ammo boxes that have been taking up room in my shop for decades -- now I know why!
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Spouse and I made board and batten shutters to pretty up the plain windows on the front of our house.

I made it into much more of a project than it needed to be:

* Instead of buying cheap S4S SPF white wood at the big box store in the correct thickness and width, I found some 15/16ths irregular poplar boards for lower cost. I thought that poplar would be a better, more durable wood than the cheap stuff.
* I jointed one edge of each poplar board on the table saw using a "sled" made from a board with a known straight edge and thin double tape.
* I ripped each board to 4 7/8 inches wide, per spec from spouse. The battens were 2 7/16 wide.
* I planed the boards to 3/4 inches thick. I planed the battens to 1/2 inch thick.
* We used framing nails between the boards for spacers.
* I used a router with a 1/16 inch roundover bit to soften the edges of all the boards.
* We used Vista Paint primer (two coats) and Vista Paint exterior semi-gloss paint (two coats). We primed and painted all the boards before assembly.
* We used #8 wood screws to assemble the shutters, and #10 wood screws to attach them to the house.
* We countersunk the attachment screws. After we attached the shutters, spouse used wood fill to fill the holes. We painted over the wood fill after that.

They were done in time for Thanksgiving, which was my spouse's goal. We hosted her family for the holiday. We added shutters to two front windows.
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Turned pens from salvaged scraps. These were intended for practice only. Spouse saw these pens and captured them. She wants them as holiday gifts for our relatives.

So sorry, but what she doesn't know is that I plan to recapture these pens. I will use them as "throwaway" pens for work, and make nicer pens as gifts for the relatives. At least that's the plan. :-)
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What did you do today?

Amazon...today I received another box with a small tool to measure router height...or is it depth?


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Spouse and I made board and batten shutters to pretty up the plain windows on the front of our house.



I made it into much more of a project than it needed to be:



* Instead of buying cheap S4S SPF white wood at the big box store in the correct thickness and width, I found some 15/16ths irregular poplar boards for lower cost. I thought that poplar would be a better, more durable wood than the cheap stuff.

* I jointed one edge of each poplar board on the table saw using a "sled" made from a board with a known straight edge and thin double tape.

* I ripped each board to 4 7/8 inches wide, per spec from spouse. The battens were 2 7/16 wide.

* I planed the boards to 3/4 inches thick. I planed the battens to 1/2 inch thick.

* We used framing nails between the boards for spacers.

* I used a router with a 1/16 inch roundover bit to soften the edges of all the boards.

* We used Vista Paint primer (two coats) and Vista Paint exterior semi-gloss paint (two coats). We primed and painted all the boards before assembly.

* We used #8 wood screws to assemble the shutters, and #10 wood screws to attach them to the house.

* We countersunk the attachment screws. After we attached the shutters, spouse used wood fill to fill the holes. We painted over the wood fill after that.



They were done in time for Thanksgiving, which was my spouse's goal. We hosted her family for the holiday. We added shutters to two front windows.


Looks good!
Happy Holidays!


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Working on a new coffee table (50"x30"x21") for our living room. It's a combination of hard maple (top and base boards) and soft maple. Just cutting out parts and gluing up panels for ends, back, and top. This will be my first use of full extension drawer slides. Six drawers of hand cut dovetails will take some time.
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Amazon...today I received another box with a small tool to measure router height...or is it depth?

Height is up, depth is down. I guess it depends which way the router is pointing.
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