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02-01-2016 06:09 AM

Leveling barn board table top - 5 replies

My wife has very politely asked me to build her a new office desk… by ask I mean told me to build her one lol. She wants it built out of some reclaimed barn board I haven’t used yet. Currently I am working on the table top portion of it and as I’m working on it I realize because it’s barn board and she wants all the imp...

01-28-2016 02:18 AM

Wood Species - Help!?!? - 18 replies

Today I came across this table in the junk. I figured it would be a good “busy” project and give me some more practice with restoration. I am having a hard time identifying the species of this. My dad and I have been looking and it and thinking it looks a bit like hickory and could also look a bit like cedar. It is a pretty h...

06-06-2015 05:27 AM

Joinery options for chairs - 13 replies

I have been commissioned to build a kitchen table and chairs for a newly married couple. The sketchup plans for this table are in my projects if you want to check this out. As I stated in the sketchup plan post I have done of lot of different types of table builds but my chair building experience is someone limited. Because this is going to...

05-11-2015 02:39 AM

Shop name???? - 12 replies

My wife and I are trying to come up with a name for my shop. My last name is german and the English translation is Woodpecker. So we are trying to feed off of that. One of our favs is Woodpecker’s Wooden Wonders….yay, nay? thoughts or input?

04-06-2015 04:06 AM

jig saw circle cutting - 17 replies

I am working on a project where I need multiple fairly large circles cut. I have been doing some looking around and found many different ways to cut perfect circle such as with a table saw band saw and router. I am actually curious if there is anyone out there that has a good plan or pictures of a homemade jig for cutting circles with a jig saw....

03-14-2015 01:21 AM

Torsion box workbench - 5 replies

I am planing on building a new assembly table for my shop and getting rid of the old kitchen table I am using now. I have been doing a lot of looking around and research on different assembly table and not really set one or another. My main question is what are the benefits of a torsion box top compared to just a basic assembly table top…...


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