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How not to #2: make a five board bench

10-18-2007 01:33 AM by scottb | 2 comments »

I thought I posted this as a project here, but it seems I just did a quickie at my old blog, just didn’t think it was so long ago… Anyhow, I made this bench, almost entirely (save the faux breadboard ends) out of the closet shelf in my daughters room. (A girls gotta have two bars in the closet – or so I fear). Those two additional pieces were simply added there to get this bench to fit perfectly by the kitchen door, nestled in where the fridge used to be – the perfect place...

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Recycled Honey Do...

09-22-2007 05:16 AM by Buckskin | 6 comments »

My wife wants to move her sewing table into our bedroom so that has brought about a few changes. To get the table in the TV has to go someplace but it can’t leave the room. This is one of those spur of the moment deals where I took a few measurements and headed to the shop. Looking around I decided to use 1×4’s that once served as bed slats and a piece of 7/16 OSB that was left over from building my benches. The shelf is now hanging from the ceiling joists with a fir...

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Green Man #1: The beginning

08-28-2007 04:47 AM by Buckskin | 5 comments »

Given my recent success with my carving projects. Granted they are simple and beginner level which fits me at this point. However, I have decided to up the ante and create a whole new set of challenges for my self. The photo below represents about six hours worth of work in layout, rough out and finally picking up a gouge. The piece is about 6 3/4” by about 8 1/2”. It is being made from a piece of 2×12 SPF that used to be a leveling block under our TV set in our old ho...

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Bathroom Progress

08-07-2007 05:19 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

20 years ago, we put an addition onto the house. For the new bathroom/laundry room we put in a big vanity which, until this weekend, did not have the side facing the door finished. The tap that was installed needed two hands to pull up on the handle to turn it on and then you were showered with a splash of water. Well, a couple weeks ago, my daughter and I painted the bathroom which inspired the renovations to the vanity. A new tap was installed—oh yah—it sits high above the si...

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Prospecting for Wood #2: Needle in a Haystack

05-25-2007 01:33 AM by Paul | 6 comments »

Click the thumbnails for larger pics . Here’s the pile I explore occasionally- it extends back at least 20 yards. Lots of protruding nails and shakey footing. I try to keep my feet on the ground though and pass on anything I don’t believe I can get to, or uncover, safely. You can see how easy it would be to fall or have something fall on me. My tetnus shot is current!: No great finds to report. Just some pallet oak, two 4×4 oak timbers and a pine board to use ...

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Prospecting for Wood #1: Sweating for Wood

05-24-2007 03:04 AM by Paul | 9 comments »

I have access to a mountainous burn pile out behind the local John Deere implement dealer. Lots of pine and cedar, of course, but I’ve also found some hardwoods (oak, ash, poplar) mixed in among the dross before. Plan to gather up my safety glasses, cordless saw and extra battery, hammer and pry bars and go see what I can find tomorrow. If successful, I’ll post a picture of my haul.

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Thorsen Table contest #3: getting started

04-23-2007 04:05 AM by scottb | 17 comments »

One of my first ideas for this challenge was to make a “green” table – as in recycled, not painted. After weeks of pondering, and ultimately ignoring the problem of where to begin, and more importantly, what to use, I remembered that I had this door sitting in my shed. It may have been original to the house, but has been collecting dust for the past 5 or so years since we bought the house and replaced the exterior doors – this one had dog door cut out of it and was ...

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back to the box #3: waiting for the glue to dry

03-28-2007 05:22 AM by scottb | 10 comments »

or another title option, I need more clamps! There is nothing as great as an unexpected free day. Despite the fact I had to put in a 10.5 hour monday to get it. We lumberjocks are a funny lot, while people are watching TV, movies, or playing videogames on an otherwise “free” or “mental health day”, we head down into the shop to work for our fun. And today I was no exception. I was going to see how much of “Box #3” I could get done! I pulled out a c...

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