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Project by Don W posted 04-06-2019 08:19 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I added a project here on LJ. The tools at Timetestedtools keep me pretty busy, so here is a few additions for a farm house remodel I’ve worked on lately.

The coffee bar is made from old silo rod found on the farm, and some salvaged plank. When ever you can include the forge, the welder, a couple hand planes and some woodworking in a project, it’s going to be fun.

Note the final finish for all of this was hand planed.

The noodle tray (well sort of) is a cut off from the countertop you’ll see in a moment.

Here are the handles for the noodle try, hand forged from the same silo rod. (for those who may not know, silo rod is a long rod 1/2”-5/8” thick that wraps around a silo to hold it together)

This is the pile of rod

The handles

The shelving is 2” native maple that was sawn from my mill.
The brackets…....you guessed it, silo rod.

I made the counter top from the 2” live edge maple as well
The sink we found in the attic
The legs are the live edges left over from the countertop
Under the sink is oak and barn board.

And last is an oak rolling cart. The top is a piece of left over butcher block from another project.

It felt good to get some woodworking in again.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 04-06-2019 09:13 PM

Great work Don. What’s that white stuff on the ground?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Don W

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#2 posted 04-06-2019 10:03 PM

Hah. We got another 2” last night. It’s gone now though.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 04-06-2019 10:38 PM

Don, any way to work in the turnbuckles from the rods into your designs? I think it would be pretty cool.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 04-07-2019 12:00 AM

Don that is a really wonderful combination of wood and metal, creating a beautiful piece. Good on you.

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Don W

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#5 posted 04-07-2019 12:07 AM



Don, any way to work in the turnbuckles from the rods into your designs? I think it would be pretty cool.

- theoldfart

I actually had them in my hands several times. They looked to bulky. Maybe next time.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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JayT

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#6 posted 04-07-2019 01:11 AM

Combining hobbies in projects is always a good time. Glad you got to do some actual woodworking again. Nice work.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#7 posted 04-07-2019 02:41 AM

That is so slick, love the ingenuity.

-- ~Tony

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Brit

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#8 posted 04-07-2019 06:24 AM

Great work Don! So nice to see your shop again.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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mafe

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#9 posted 04-07-2019 01:23 PM

Hi Don,
A whole bunch of wonderful projects there.
I love the fact you have a coffee bar, that’s cool!
Yes when we can combine the use of skills, tools and materials, it all becomes an extra dimension of joy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Roger

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#10 posted 04-07-2019 09:05 PM

Nicely done. I really like the pairing of wood and iron

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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swirt

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#11 posted 04-08-2019 01:32 AM

That has a very interesting look to it. Looks great. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Woodknack

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#12 posted 04-08-2019 04:17 PM

Good looking set of furniture

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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