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Plantation Shutters

03-31-2008 03:10 AM by Grumpy | 25 comments »

Plantation shutters are very popular down under at the moment, at least on the east coast of Australia.My wife and I recently renovated the bathroom, yes girls she did help with the wall cladding, plastering and tiling. We had a window that looked a bit out of place, a bit ordinary, and we say some plantation shutters in an apartment when we were on holidays in Queensland.You know what woodies are like, I can make them I said. Well that is what happened.After scouting around nobody seemed to ...

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Homemade Cyclone Dust Collector

07-15-2009 06:02 PM by jcoulam | 16 comments »

I will try and share as much information about my cyclone as I can. When I first got started I went to Home Depot and to just see what they had. I found an 8” x 24” duct that was split down the middle, next I found cut off pieces of 2” PVC 24” long, in the plumbing area I found 2” rubber couplers with band clamps on both ends, all I needed now was a 5 gallon bucket and I had all the parts I needed. I didn’t take any pictures during construction so I ...

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Finishing #1: Finding a stickley finish

05-12-2010 05:25 AM by brianl | 6 comments »

I have been working on a pair of nightstands for a while now and I’ve been trying to sort out what stain to use on them. They are quartersawn white oak and reproduction Stickleys so I wanted a nice older look. I started digging around in magazines, books, online, etc… and I found some great resources – like Captain Skully's forum post. Unfortunately, viewing something over the net always makes it appear a bit “off” to me. So I decided that I needed to prototy...

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