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Whatcha Workin On?

by papadan
posted 05-02-2017 03:23 AM


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#1 posted 05-02-2017 03:36 AM

Building a Mahogany Closet for a home in Corona Del Mar, CA
Sits on the ocean, stairs right down to the beach.
Can hardly wait to go install it. :)

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 03:38 AM

I thought you were supposed to build closets out of Cedar. LOL

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 03:39 AM

I’m not proud, I’ll build it out of particle board if they want… lol

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 03:43 AM

I’m building another, another simple box…

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 03:46 AM

Work benches

Sections of a miter saw station.

The little one is rocking though :/

Got to fix it tomorrow.

The diagonals on each table are off though. All the measurements are spot on. But not the diagonal…

Oh well, it’s a work bench.

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 03:51 AM

Measurements are spot on, it’s probably your garage floor. Have to level it after putting it in place. Oh and what the hell is that thing with the long tail? Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 03:57 AM

Greene & Greene dining table based on the Thorsen house table. Blog here

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 04:00 AM



Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

- papadan


My therapist asked me the same question but didn’t complain when I gave him one…

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 04:10 AM

Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 04:11 AM

I moved it around the shop and still had a rock to it.

All the legs are set 4”s from the bottom shelf. The torpedo level and the 3’ level show it level.

The back left leg is what I think is the problem. It ended up with a 1/16” off..

So each leg it 33” except for the back corner of the back leg. It’s 33” on the front edge and 32 15/16” on the back edge…

But it seems to rock way too much for that.

Gonna have to unscrew that leg and she what happened.

Love that drill and 3” screws :)

My inner framer wants a nail gun busting 16 penny’s!


Measurements are spot on, it s probably your garage floor. Have to level it after putting it in place. Oh and what the hell is that thing with the long tail? Rrandy, do you make anything besides boxes. LOL

- papadan


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#11 posted 05-02-2017 04:12 AM

Boxes, swap item, nother box for ma, layout tools, clean and reassemble a 14” BS, all kinda jigs, etc

Pretty much what just about everyone else is doing

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 04:15 AM


Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

- BenDupre

Get you some hardwood scraps. Cabinet or millwork shops usually have more than they can handle and will give stuff away usually. Pine is forgiving when it come to fitting but it is a B without sharp tools. Chisel work in pine can suck. It tends to crush. If you can cut to a line you can do just about any kind of joinery.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 04:44 AM


Teaching myself to cut dovetails. Man this is hard.

I got the veritas dovetail saw and I must say it cuts beautifully. My chisel work needs work however.

- BenDupre

Get you some hardwood scraps. Cabinet or millwork shops usually have more than they can handle and will give stuff away usually. Pine is forgiving when it come to fitting but it is a B without sharp tools. Chisel work in pine can suck. It tends to crush. If you can cut to a line you can do just about any kind of joinery.

- TheFridge

Fridge—thanks! I will try on some cherry i have. You are absolutely right about crushing.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#14 posted 05-02-2017 04:58 AM

Sharp sharp sharp. If you can pare pine you should be able to pare just about anything. Cherry and maple are nice. No problem. I like practicing cutting to left and right of a line on scraps. That way you’ll get a lot more work in figuring out how to saw right on the line as opposed to spending a bunch of time marking up dovetails. Just my opinion. Worked great for me.

One day. The bench won’t have 5 projects on it. That will be the day.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#15 posted 05-02-2017 05:12 AM



Sharp sharp sharp. If you can pare pine you should be able to pare just about anything. Cherry and maple are nice. No problem. I like practicing cutting to left and right of a line on scraps. That way you ll get a lot more work in figuring out how to saw right on the line as opposed to spending a bunch of time marking up dovetails. Just my opinion. Worked great for me.

One day. The bench won t have 5 projects on it. That will be the day.

- TheFridge

My chisels are sharp but my technique is not. I am learning. Sharpening i think i have down.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#16 posted 05-02-2017 08:20 AM

Yesterday made a mallet which I posted already … today its maintenance, some sharpening, have some live wood pieces that I’m going to look at and think of what to do with them… so its planning and a few more things on my list and looking for some ideas.
Have some other projects done which I never had time to post, but I will

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#17 posted 05-02-2017 08:59 AM

Working on my Roubo and getting my swap tool going. It’s spring so the yard’s needing love in most of my spare time :-/

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#18 posted 05-02-2017 10:20 AM

Still plugging away at Lynnsay's Prie Dieu. I think perhaps two more weekends before the presentation.
 

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#19 posted 05-02-2017 01:15 PM

Another Shif-a-robe in my sideways shop.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#20 posted 05-02-2017 02:53 PM

I’ve been in a “shop drought” lately. Can’t seem to get a project going.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#21 posted 05-02-2017 03:18 PM



I moved it around the shop and still had a rock to it.

- BillyDoubleU

That should go away when you put weight on it.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#22 posted 05-02-2017 03:27 PM

Outdoor dining table, 9ft long, currently in the finishing phase. A commisson build I will be happy to get out of the shop in the coming week or two.

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#23 posted 05-02-2017 03:49 PM

Outdoor deck – pattern layout of Trex with light and drip watering
Backyard landscape – 30 plants in so far
Excavating for patio/sidewalk and retaining wall
Railing upgrade for my church – ~250 of Meranti stained & Finished
Cherry & Bird’s eye maple chest with cedar lining
Wine cork trivets – 7 sets of 4
Live edge picture frames – set of 5
2 shop stools

I’m always working but it takes forever to get anything finished!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#24 posted 05-02-2017 06:14 PM

Lew, think of a tool or something you would like to make for yourself. As soon as you start it, someone will want something else right away and then another and so forth. Trying to do something for yourself is a sure way to get real busy in the shop! ;-) Steve, I understand the railings for church. A drunk driver wiped out the 120 y.o. iron railings in front of our church last year and had no insurance at all. Donations raised the material money and I built the new railings for the front entrance. Another company donated the installation because I couldn’t do the concrete work required.

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#25 posted 05-02-2017 07:55 PM

crown @#$! molding all over the house.

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#26 posted 05-02-2017 08:28 PM

CT, I really do feel for you buddy!!!!!! My Son asked me about doing Crown in his house, I pulled up U-Tube on his computer and gave him my compound miter saw. Told him to have a nice year. LOL

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#27 posted 05-02-2017 09:23 PM

SWAP PROJECTS (SSSHHHHHHHHH) LMAO :<))
oh yeah and i guess a sprit car racer

I HATE CROWM…. LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#28 posted 05-02-2017 09:28 PM

Raised bed planter boxes for my herbs. Can’t get down to ground level any longer, so I will bring the ground up to me. Busier than a cat on a hot tin roof, but getting nothing done. About 15 minutes at a time is all I can handle in the shop. No stamina.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#29 posted 05-02-2017 09:34 PM

Mudflap, when I get down on the ground I don’t think of getting up until all is done. Have to have help to get up anymore.

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#30 posted 05-02-2017 10:19 PM

Accidentally pushed my miter saw off the table and onto the concrete pool deck, blade spinning, parts bent or sawed off flying everywhere. Decking was fine but the saw was junked. Thank goodness this was a HF 12” slider and not a nice one. Went back to HF and got another one.

I’ve made every mistake possible, nothing but smooth sailing from now on.

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#31 posted 05-02-2017 11:15 PM

CT, your spending too much, I always use the HF10” sliders. ;-)

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#32 posted 05-02-2017 11:41 PM

Got my new Microdial tapering jig assembled and been playing with it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#33 posted 05-03-2017 12:02 AM

That’s nice Gene, now whatcha gonna do with it?

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#34 posted 05-03-2017 12:11 AM

Building a new workbench… so far only in my mind and on paper… planning on having a Rockler T track clamping table on one end and a Rockler Pro Phenolic table with FX lift fixture on there someplace… both set into the top so they are flush.

Want it on casters so I can move it around in the shop or even out doors if I wanted too. I want the total height to be around 35 inches. I want storage in the lower section, and some drawers just below the top. Having a hard time getting everything squeezed into that 35 inches…

-- CEY Boulder City NV

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#35 posted 05-03-2017 12:14 AM

I’m building my shop. Not the most recent photo, I have the OSB on the walls now, and I’m ready to start the roof.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#36 posted 05-03-2017 12:15 AM

CEY, you got a lotta wants in there, good luck, you can work it out.

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#37 posted 05-03-2017 12:32 AM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#38 posted 05-03-2017 12:37 AM

A-guy, I saw that this morning in another post, you ain’t got it done yet? LOL

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#39 posted 05-03-2017 04:56 AM

I pulled a leg and reset it and no more rock.

I moved it around the shop and still had a rock to it.

- BillyDoubleU

That should go away when you put weight on it.

- hairy


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#40 posted 05-03-2017 04:59 AM

Glad you worked it out Billy, now get the rest of it done! And you never did explain what the tailed thing was in your shop.

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#41 posted 05-03-2017 05:02 AM

More done.

Fixed the leg in the small table. Inclosed it as well.

Added plywood to the large table and started the cubbies and measured out the swing of the miter saw. Will have both those tables finished tomorrow. Then I start the 3rd table…

Nice plywood :/

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#42 posted 05-03-2017 05:05 AM

Maybe it wouldn’t be bowed if it wasn’t on edge! ;-()

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#43 posted 05-03-2017 05:14 AM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#44 posted 05-03-2017 05:24 AM

Or maybe it will! LMAO

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#45 posted 05-03-2017 12:53 PM

I load them from my phone. Must be something in the formatting as they are proper on my phone but get turned when they upload.


- AlaskaGuy


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#46 posted 05-03-2017 12:56 PM

My joiner ;)


Glad you worked it out Billy, now get the rest of it done! And you never did explain what the tailed thing was in your shop.

- papadan


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#47 posted 05-03-2017 01:54 PM

papadan, I’ve been doing some leather upholstery too!

Making cushions for the morris chair I’ve (almost) completed….

-- Pete

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#48 posted 05-03-2017 04:36 PM

Boxes for the Beads of Courage Program.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#49 posted 05-03-2017 04:59 PM

Nice work Pete. Jimbo, I know a guy that makes his living making funeral urn boxes and makes a few of those Courage Beads boxes a week. You’re a good man Jimbo!

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#50 posted 05-03-2017 05:05 PM

Building a new cabinet to replace our existing entertainment center. Not as wide, but taller. And a drawer in the bottom for DVD storage. I stained the inside before assembly. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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