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  1. staristheanswer

    staristheanswer Jan 3, 2019

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    Hello all.
    I like very much to create furniture with wood.
    I am not a professional it's just like a hobby.
    From watching videos on youtube I created this bench and shoe holder.
    If anyone does anything creative feel free to share :)

    It is not finished yet...it needs two more coats of white color and it needs two doors in front. 49742792_2284538905125428_1570785920876019712_n.jpg 49181258_2158533227809370_499007408031399936_n.jpg 49539488_452983175233260_8088379181735346176_n.jpg 49503050_2222818911294999_6600397464367267840_n.jpg 49126877_324079928201079_4123362105321586688_n.jpg 48393143_275863423108551_6293212667393867776_n.jpg 49479638_2061046167518866_2390939625746071552_n.jpg 49668496_2168717933166955_5371709493958672384_n.jpg 49203372_228027481407557_4466045245083090944_n.jpg
     
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  2. Lovewatches2

    Lovewatches2 Jan 3, 2019

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    Neat!
     
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  3. Rolycoaster

    Rolycoaster Jan 3, 2019

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    Just 'finished' my work bench and storage today. It's functional rather than pretty. Made from the packing cases all our stuff was shipped in.

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  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 3, 2019

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    I used to do a fair amount of woodworking. My step-father and I had a fairly well equipped shop, with table saw, radial arm saw, thickness planer, jointer, drill press, plus smaller things like a router table, miter saw, scroll saw, biscuit jointer, etc.

    I dabbled in a few different kinds of projects, and at one point was on a scroll sawing kick and made some interesting pieces. I made a very thick pine bar top for the bar in my first house, and made some cabinets for the bathroom in that house. Probably the most challenging project was this maple chest:

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    The sides and ends are just regular maple (box joints to hold it together), but the top is solid Birdseye maple. I know there was a recent post made about a guitar made with Birdseye veneer and a comment made about how rare it is in large sheets, but this is solid Birdseye. Of course it came in larger widths but was cut down and laminated into a panel in a way that makes it more stable. I'll be honest it's a simple project in terms of the construction, and what made it challenging is the material. The regular maple was bad enough (spent a lot of time sharpening planer and jointer blades!), but the Birdseye was terrible to work with due to the grain going every which way. You normally feed the work through something like a planer or jointer in a way that doesn't tear out the grain, and if you screwed up you could hear it tearing, and you knew to flip the board around. but this Birdseye has no set grain direction, so no matter how you run it through the jointer for example, it's going to pop and tear like crazy...

    Let's just say my next project after this was in soft pine...currently covered in junk in a spare room so hard to get a good photo of it:

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    My step-father eventually moved and all the equipment was sold off. By that time I had stopped doing much because I valued my fingers more than making projects...

    I do miss it sometimes though, and I still have the miter saw, router table, scroll saw and some other smaller power tools, but all the big stuff is gone.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  5. 89-0

    89-0 Jan 3, 2019

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    What this thing?:
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  6. nurseford25

    nurseford25 Jan 3, 2019

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    I built this pergola last year as well as a mantle for the fireplace.
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  7. makaria indica

    makaria indica Jan 4, 2019

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    I knocked up this bench seat out of some excess 140x18 hardwood decking, ripped down to 70x18 and bolted together with threaded rod. The table whilst looking like tounge and groove is actually marine ply, routered with a home made jig @ 100mm spacing to look like tounge and groove. The border is Merbau, mitered, rebated then biscuit jointed and laminated to the ply. All covered with a self leveling two pot epxoy " Glass coat" finish for outdoor durability.

    Not quite in the same league as Archers work,( love the dovetailing on the chest), but working off two saw horses on gravel with hand power tools in the sun means making allowances :(
     
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  8. staristheanswer

    staristheanswer Jan 4, 2019

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    Nice work to everyone but the pergola is at the next level @nurseford25
    The bench has a simple design and it is very pretty @makaria indica
    The maple box is amazing and the joints are made like a professional @Archer .You also got all the tools a professional has :)
    The work bench is okay @Rolycoaster I think if you paint it it will look amazing.It is made with plywood mostly.
    I like and I mostly use walnut color.It gives an antique kinda look and if you combine it with white color than its amazing IMO.
     
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  9. staristheanswer

    staristheanswer Jan 4, 2019

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    I was watching the bench closely and I thought the bolt on the picture was off from the center but than I saw it better with zoom and it is the color on the wood that made that look like that .It's an illusion IMG_3236.jpg :D
     
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  10. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Jan 4, 2019

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    I love woodworking. Growing up my family was one of the first custom cabinet shops in the kansas city area and my Dad kept that tradition and skill alive as well. I wasn't interested in it too much growing up but enough to learn the skill. Now that I'm older I do alot of wood projects.

    Dog gate/baby gate that matches our stair railing.
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    Some heavy duty shelves I built and stained for a cabinet in my kitchen.
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    And recently built a new workbench in the garage with 3 auto close ball bearing drawers to store tools.
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    This past summer did a large deck extension on the house, pretty straight forward but I did a unique mitered picture frame pattern on the stairs that turned out really well. This is all composite.
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  11. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Jan 4, 2019

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    Also just purchased a new table saw. quite an upgrade over my old contractors Delta. This thing is a beast and Im looking forward to building some furniture for my son's bedroom on it.
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  12. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 4, 2019

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    Currently turning this ( timber railings on a full balcony unloved for 20+ years ) 7F71CE47-658A-4E49-99E2-F19298350B6A.jpeg
    These are stacked 5-6 high. Have about 100 left
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    Into this ( late night shot will take a better shot in the morning )
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    Edit ( daylight shots ) as you can see the decking is next :thumbsdown:
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    Re-using the same wood has been a surprise on each one we take the old paint off.

    Quick couple of coats of Danish oil and it’s good to go.

    Funny as I could not do the long railings on the top and bottom as I dint have a thicknesser and a guy in Darwin done them ( over 20 of them 3-5 meters long ) for a 30pack of coke and some beef jerky. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. six-barrel

    six-barrel Jan 4, 2019

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    Kitchen I built my wife, Maple and Cherry, shaker door panels are birdseye.

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  14. Rolycoaster

    Rolycoaster Jan 4, 2019

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    The packing ply does take a stain, here's a bar I did at a previous post, top is local hardwood.

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    Kids were younger then so did this also

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    This is not with the packing cases but local blue gum poles

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  15. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Jan 4, 2019

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    Absolutely nothing anywhere near as fancy as all that, i just finished banging together a work bench for the projects this spring, namely a load of pallet furniture for the deck.
    Pic at about 85% done.
    Will get a new top and sides later in the year.
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    Edit: Completely forgot made a few dogs bed for folks
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  16. Muddlerminnow

    Muddlerminnow Jan 4, 2019

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    Some nice stuff here....my somewhat shabby contribution is an unfinished cedar fly rod rack. The principle behind the design is indefinite numerology: the holes for the aluminum rod tubes are irregularly spaced, the idea being that every year or so I could add a hole or two (and by default a rod or two) without it being immediately recognizable to Mrs. Muddlerminnow:

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    When the rods are added it looks like this:


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    However, as the rod collection grew over the years, the ruse was exposed. As with watch collecting, honesty with the spouse is probably the best policy of all. After a while, the rod rack became subsumed by the collection:


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  17. Hawgs

    Hawgs Jan 4, 2019

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    Incredible collection. Tell us more about the fly rods. Are these largely bamboo?
     
  18. Muddlerminnow

    Muddlerminnow Jan 5, 2019

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    Thanks, yes--the collection is largely bamboo, there's a Powell and Payne graphite rod in there somewhere though. The collection focuses on the mid-century period, which is the sweet-spot for bamboo--when quality, pre-embargo tonkin cane was matched with refined tapers. The builders are a diverse group: they include 'master' builders like Payne, Garrison, Paul Young, and FE Thomas; arcane but brilliant individuals like Morris Kushner, EC Powell, and Ken Crocker; and production builders like Orvis.

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but it's worth pointing out that split bamboo rods are, like most woodworking, a form of joinery, except that you are technically working with a kind of grass rather than a kind of wood, planing strips of bamboo to a tolerance of 1/1000 of an inch with hand planes, and working with very complex tapers as well. Here's some rods:

    Four Crockers:

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    An EC Powell hollow-built companion rod set:

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    An FE Thomas salmon rod, formerly owned by Joe Bates:

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    My two favorite rods: a Paul Young Ace and the Vores Garrison:

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    An FE Thomas Browntone and a Maine landlocked salmon:

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    That should get us started....
     
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  19. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 5, 2019

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    Finally a place to join my woodworking peers...
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