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Shop Shifting #7: Upgrade Lumber Storage

02-05-2021 04:57 PM by sras | 8 comments »

This project is part of a sequence to enable a new tool in the shop. I had been struggling with how to get space improvements for quite a while. Then a few years ago my cousin was visiting and her husband suggested getting my lumber storage off the floor. Perfect! Here is where I started. This rack has 4 shelves. They ended up being overloaded and I had to reinforce them with plywood gussets. The floor has all sorts of smaller pieces laying around. There is a plywood storage unit below...

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Old Projects #9: 8x10 Picture Screen

12-21-2020 09:28 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This is a picture display stand, shelving unit and screen. The top center has a piece of etched, two tone glass with a backlight. Embossed carving is from Rockler. Backlight shows thru glass.

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Old Projects #7: Super Strong Bookcase

12-21-2020 09:20 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was a bookcase that was to support heavy loads without sagging. The front of the shelves was trimmed with a piece of 1×2 that acts both as a decoration and a stiffener. The back shelf support is hidden. Each shelf has a tongue milled into the back edge. The back (1/4” ply) is made in consecutive pieces so the back looks like one piece but is really three. The tongue and the separate pieces form a stressed web structure to support the back side. End View of Shelf Support ...

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Small Projects #31: Rolling Printer Stand

05-08-2020 05:06 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Most of the “stands” I create are simple 2X4 & ply creations and this is no exception. However this is one is for our home office and needed to be a little less Spartan. Its the exact height of the computer table – and rolls! The printer is an hp all-in-one with scanner and such. Because of this it needs a minimum 18” height when the scan lid is open. I mad the shelf 20” to give some clearance. The raw 2×4s were planed down to 1-1/4 to remove th...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #11: Bird house from weathered deck wood

02-21-2019 04:22 PM by sras | 8 comments »

This project build is from 2015. I gave it away before I took pictures of the completed birdhouse. Last fall I finally took some pictures. This started with a pile of boards salvaged from a worn out deck. There were a couple pieces of tight grain fir in the pile that caught my interest. So I grabbed a few pieces. I re-sawed the worn wood away with the idea that the underlying tight grain fir would be of interest. However, once the weathered wood was cut away, the fir wasn’t al...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #1: The Beginning

01-28-2018 03:24 PM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

About a year ago a friend posted a picture of a spherical chess set and somewhat challenged another friend and I to attempt to build it. The friend didn’t have a lathe and we both kind of dropped the idea. I kept coming back to it and did some research and found the Instructables project. I read the article that was posted and decided it mght be something I would try. The article has a few pictures that give you an idea about how it is mounted etc. everything in the article ended wi...

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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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Making a safety gate for the stairs

05-29-2016 03:24 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

My son is growing really fast like i’m sure all kids do, So it was time to get in the shop and make a gate to keep him off the stairs. In this video link you can follow all the steps I went through to make this gate with reclaimed lumber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ksWmwYjDo It looks great and doesn’t seem out of place with the rest of the wood in the house..

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Custom baby gates

01-12-2016 04:59 PM by Justin | 3 comments »

After shopping for gates to corral our 11-month old crawler, my wife and I decided none of the available products provided the features we wanted. We also found the better units to be quite expensive. I began to think the “universal” nature of these things was limiting their ability to be very good at anything. Lots have a crossbar to trip over, others have strange latches, and none seemed like something we wanted to spend a bunch of money on. I spent some time in SolidWorks...

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Some past projects, #1: Benches

04-29-2015 02:14 AM by Silverhill | 4 comments »

I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers! My first project was a basic 5...

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