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Hello from Colorado

Hello all. I'm brand new here and posting from Lakewood, Colorado. From reading the posts here, I think I can glean a lot of info from you all. Thank you!

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Welcome. In my short time here I have found it
a warm and friendly watering hole.

What do you build? Turn? Make?

I make sawdust, chips and shavings mostly!
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Welcome. In my short time here I have found it
a warm and friendly watering hole.

What do you build? Turn? Make?

I make sawdust, chips and shavings mostly!
Man, you sound like my kind of woodworker!

I've only really dabbled, but I do have a nice coffee table that I made that turned out very nice. I have ideas, mostly furniture of some sort. My next plan is a bookcase/desk combo for an unused bedroom.

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-19-2008, 01:55 AM
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My first love is sailing, so I am building a 12'
sailboat at this time. I build clocks and furniture
as well. I like to use cheap, recycled, free, lumber
as much as possible.

An old Scotsman.

BTW. they love pictures here..

Here is a desk and shelves I did for my study last
year. It is done with utility lumber and some recyled
pallets. Total cost was under $100.

Can't wait to see your stuff.

Edit: Forgot I had a new camera with a wider
lens.. new picture.

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My first love is sailing, so I am building a 12'
sailboat at this time. I build clocks and furniture
as well. I like to use cheap, recycled, free, lumber
as much as possible.

An old Scotsman.

BTW. they love pictures here..

Here is a desk and shelves I did for my study last
year. It is done with utility lumber and some recyled
pallets. Total cost was under $100.

Can't wait to see your stuff.

Edit: Forgot I had a new camera with a wider
lens.. new picture.
That looks pretty sweet! It's similar to what I'm going to do with the bookcase. I want individual "cubby" holes for my varied books and etc.

Where should I look for recycled lumber?

Here is a picture of the coffee table I made. It's simple, but it looks good. I've since added drawer pulls. Took me forever to decide on the pulls. I had an idea in mind and I just couldn't find what I was looking for. I settled on antique brass looking knobs. The really cool thing is that is sits flat and even! That's a pretty good accomplishment for me!
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Very nice indeed.

Recycled lumber is where you find it. Building sites,
behind buildings, just keep your eyes open and
drive the truck instead of the car.

Love the floor. We have wood floors, some tile,
with area rugs. Our bedroom floor is a recycled
shrimp boat deck. Like Forrest Gumps.

When K is out of town, I don't always make
the bed.

The cubby holes are a real pain in the ash.
The router was screaming "UNCLE" about
half way through.

Here is a picture of how I did the joints in the
partitions. One of my clocks got in the picture
some how..

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Very nice indeed.

Recycled lumber is where you find it. Building sites,
behind buildings, just keep your eyes open and
drive the truck instead of the car.

Love the floor. We have wood floors, some tile,
with area rugs. Our bedroom floor is a recycled
shrimp boat deck. Like Forrest Gumps.

When K is out of town, I don't always make
the bed.

The cubby holes are a real pain in the ash.
The router was screaming "UNCLE" about
half way through.

Here is a picture of how I did the joints in the
partitions. One of my clocks got in the picture
some how..
The interesting thing about my table - I used a maple face plywood that I got at Home Depot (aka The Borg). The maple side looked good in the store, but when I got it home I didn't like it. I looked at the b side and it had this flame pattern that I really liked and that became the up side of the table. I have enough left that I'm thinking about making an end table of the same design. The edge and the skirt is walnut and the legs are cherry. I like the contrast.

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but when I got it home I didn't like it.
I think they do that with mirrors.
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