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Trays from Pallet Wood, with handles

06-14-2011 07:18 PM by ~Julie~ | 9 comments »

I have a lot of pallet wood and enjoy using it to make new things. I also bought a bag of used handles not long ago, so I figured I would incorporate them into the new projects which are trays. Four of the handles were soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water with a ball of steel wool thrown in the tub which makes the handles look old and rusty. They are attached with screws from the inside after the tray is made. The pallet wood is planed and trimmed to size. Holes remain from the or...

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AGING OF SURFACE #6: Country Style Rustic Mailbox With Metal Forging. Process Of Making

08-18-2013 12:31 AM by Walther von Einik | 3 comments »

Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...

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006: pallet wood cutting board #4: rounding over, sanding, and finishing

03-31-2010 09:26 AM by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I decided it would probably be boring to show each step from the previous ‘milling everything flat and square’ post, to the final board, so here’s the final board, all finished: It is 6-3/4”x8-5/8” and a little over 1.75” thick. Or, you know, about the size of the US hardcover edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” though the book is a little less than an inch taller in the longest dimension. Note the butcher’s block c...

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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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The FREE bench vise for the adventurous.

03-30-2014 11:38 PM by jordanp | 7 comments »

I hadn’t planed on making a new vise this weekend. It all started when a friend called and said his dad had a broken down craftsman radial arm saw. He had asked if I wanted it because he was going to haul it off to the dump, of course my response was heck yes! That’s a free tool stand at minimum. I tore it down and used the stand for my bench top drill press.I took the motor off to keep just in case I needed a replacement for something down the line. My 3 yr old was very fas...

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Small size reclaimed wood BASEBALL BAT

06-29-2015 07:27 AM by Yuval Eitan | 0 comments »

Small size reclaimed wood BASEBALL BAT I made this bat as a birthday present for my (back then) nine years old elder son.We have no tradition of playing baseball here, but my son was exposed to it at school, and wished he had one. I had no idea what size will fit a kid, the proportions it shoul have, the types of wood usually used etc, so I did some online research. I didn’t follow the official measures strictly, but got a fair idea. It had to be manageable in terms of size and we...

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Trestle Bench From Reclaimed Douglas Fir

09-28-2013 05:43 PM by barringerfurniture | 4 comments »

Some nice, tight, parallel grain peeking through and some hardware impressions that should lend some nice character if I can leave them. Here it is after stripping. I originally wanted to get a set of benches from this; one large one and one small one for kids. Don’t think there’s enough unfortunately. Selected these pieces for the top. They’re jointed and ready for glue up. Here’s a rough sketch of what this will look like. A few details haven...

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Thoughts On Working With Reclaimed Wood

05-21-2015 03:11 AM by michaelray | 6 comments »

Working with reclaimed wood can be very rewarding once the final product comes together. Unless you are purchasing it from someone who has already pulled the nails and cleaned the surface be prepared to put some effort into preparing it for projects. Collecting and preparing the raw materials often requires a lot of hard work. Having worked with a lot of reclaimed wood over the past several years more and more projects are demanding it especially since completing a barn tear down over the pas...

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Woodworking in Delaware #2: Google Maps, making it easier

12-01-2008 06:28 PM by drknoxy | 5 comments »

This is a map where I will be adding Hardwood Lumber Supply Stores, and General Woodworking Stores. I’ll add them as I find them. So refer back to this map for updates View Larger Map and this is the link if you just want to add it to your favorites or whatev (opens a google maps page):http://tinyurl.com/66f5qd

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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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