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Whatcha Workin On?

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


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#51 posted 05-03-2017 05:22 PM

Not actual woodworking per se but related. I took time last night and this morning to go through a couple Stanley 2101-A braces. With trying to handle the little pieces inside of them, I think I was really testing my eyesight or the lack there of. They work much better now though so they can take their place in the tool cabinet.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#52 posted 05-03-2017 05:33 PM

What am I working on….. grass…. My freaking yard just keeps growing. All this rain is just aiding it too, Im glad we aren’t in a drought tho but its cutting into my WW time for sure

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#53 posted 05-03-2017 05:59 PM

Just finished up a set of saw horses. New Bench Top in the back ground, working on the Wagon Vise.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#54 posted 05-03-2017 06:04 PM

Everyone seems to be busy and productive, except maybe Jcamp, just excuses out of him! ;-)

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#55 posted 05-03-2017 08:23 PM

Helped get Junior to complete his project for High School for the Tech Fair in Hays.

Turned out good –
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got a blue ribbon and a medallion.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#56 posted 05-03-2017 08:27 PM

Junior is quite Talented! Yes quite talented indeed!

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#57 posted 05-03-2017 09:50 PM

If Jr. would consider giving woodworking lessons, it would really help you Doc.D! ;-)

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#58 posted 05-03-2017 10:36 PM

I’m currently working on a three legged bench that I saw on a magazine, it’s for myself but it’s quite tricky to do so I’m excited! I’ll give an update with a few pictures when I’m finished!

Congratulations to Junior on the absolutely fantastic work by the way Dr.Dirt! Stunning!

-- Joan

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Gene Howe

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#59 posted 05-04-2017 12:00 AM



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

- papadan


Have you seen Monte Pittman’s sun/star burst table? The rays (skinny wedges) were done with the MicroDial. While his rays were around 50” long, mine will be more like 4”. To be applied to a box top…..or front. Then, maybe do some multi tapered table legs….or sumpin’.

-- 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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#60 posted 05-04-2017 01:15 AM

Thanks papadan. I also turn urns, which is really keeping me busy.

-- 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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#61 posted 05-04-2017 02:33 AM

Wow, Dr. Dirt. Junior’s table and chairs are fantastic. That boy has a great eye and the talent to match.

-- 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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#62 posted 05-04-2017 02:51 AM

Got the top on

Hope these ain’t sideways…

6’ level

And damn near perfect… almost.

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#63 posted 05-04-2017 02:56 AM

Billy, didn’t anyone tell you not to use Empire tools, they are all 7 degrees off! now you have to tear the whole thing apart and realign it. ;-()

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#64 posted 05-04-2017 03:00 AM

So that’s why all those house I helped build had a slight lean!

;)


Billy, didn t anyone tell you not to use Empire tools, they are all 7 degrees off! now you have to tear the whole thing apart and realign it. ;-()

- papadan


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#65 posted 05-04-2017 03:07 AM

Good thing you built those houses on a hill side, nobody even noticed. LOL

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#66 posted 05-04-2017 03:15 AM

Just painting my boat.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#67 posted 05-04-2017 03:19 AM

Paul, that is a winter job, should be in the water by now. LOL Real nice boat ya got there, I just looked at your build thread. Well done!

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#68 posted 05-04-2017 04:20 AM

Cant paint in the winter in BC. I’m pushing it now, I have to use super-cat in the pot.
Anyway, I’m in Az in the winter….. :-)
Thanks for the compliment.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#69 posted 05-04-2017 12:59 PM

Got any trips planned in her, Paul?

-- 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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#70 posted 05-04-2017 02:45 PM

Never know Gene….. thinking about going to the Port Townsend festival again. That would be ten days to two weeks.
We’ll see.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#71 posted 05-04-2017 09:30 PM

Thanks guys. Im gonna miss having the boy around all the time when he goes to K-State in August

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#72 posted 05-04-2017 11:25 PM



Never know Gene….. thinking about going to the Port Townsend festival again. That would be ten days to two weeks.
We ll see.

- shipwright


Well, keep us posted. Want to see some more of that beautiful scenery.
I like the desert but, ya gotta hunt for pretty.

-- 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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#73 posted 05-05-2017 01:15 AM

About 12 of them. Just depends what direction you are looking in the shop. That’s what makes it fun.

Next primary is a bedroom set.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#74 posted 05-05-2017 01:40 AM

OK, that’s done. Will do Gene.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#75 posted 05-05-2017 02:14 AM

Missed a spot, right there!

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#76 posted 05-05-2017 02:18 AM

Workin on a pair of corner gun cabinets out of curly white oak

-- JustplaneJeff

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#77 posted 05-05-2017 02:20 AM



Missed a spot, right there!

- papadan

No. That’s a bug.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#78 posted 05-05-2017 02:21 AM

Even getting in a little veneer work

-- JustplaneJeff

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#79 posted 05-05-2017 02:25 AM

Bug! Didn’t know sail boats moved fast enough to smash a bug. ;-)

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#80 posted 05-05-2017 02:32 AM

So how annoying…

I moved my benches to the actual spot and the floor was a quarter inch different!

I had to cut a few wedges to put under the effected legs. It’s not as super level as it was. I don’t feel like jimmin it until it’s “perfect”.

Before moving it. After moving it they all still fall in the lines but my OCD is annoyed… stupid not level concrete…

Starting to come together.

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#81 posted 05-05-2017 02:44 AM

Lookin good Billy. I always keep some window and door shims handy, never know when ya might need them. Jeff, can’t wait to see your finished gun cabinets. I don’t do any Veneer work like that, always use solid wood.

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#82 posted 05-05-2017 12:38 PM

I have been preparing for a craft fair in July. My first one. Finished five bird feeders, now heavy into two jewelry boxes. Completed my “axe” project and with the reaction, three more in the works.

As for my swap entry, I may be in a world of hurt. Ideas are not working out.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#83 posted 05-05-2017 01:08 PM

Finish on the Shif a Robe

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#84 posted 05-05-2017 01:15 PM

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#85 posted 05-05-2017 01:51 PM

I’m almost finished making a basketball display case for my son. He played ball all through high school. Team captain and MVP his senior year. For graduation this month, I am going to buy a game ball from his coach and get the team to sign it.

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#86 posted 05-05-2017 03:25 PM

If it makes you feel any better Billy, I have to shim under one leg of my workbench no matter where I move it. Not the floor’s fault, it’s mine : )

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#87 posted 05-05-2017 04:35 PM

Looks great Pontic, what’s next? Very nice display GC, is he going to play College ball? Blaster, don’t tell anyone, but Billy already took one leg off and repositioned it. LMAO

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#88 posted 05-05-2017 04:54 PM



Looks great Pontic, what s next? Very nice display GC, is he going to play College ball? Blaster, don t tell anyone, but Billy already took one leg off and repositioned it. LMAO

- papadan

—Thanks papadan. He’s undecided on college ball. He is a type 1 diabetic so he has some obstacles there, but I think he’ll go for it.

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#89 posted 05-05-2017 04:57 PM

Latest project, oak and Walnut wine rack.
Considering my “workshop” consists of sawhorses in my driveway, it came out ok. Appears to be distorted somewhat by the photo, but it’ is actually square and flat.

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

This weekend, shop cleanup again. And then…

#1. Cutting up and jointing the pieces for the glue up for my candle table top replacement / refurbishing. My wife and i found a discarded candle table that someone had made, and I suspect their wife had decided to use as a plant stand. The top warped and cracked really badly after years of moisture… I just couldn’t stand to see it go to waste.

#2. Proceeding with my structured wiring project.

The rest of the time will be spent on my wifes priorities. We both are getting hair cuts tomorrow, and then Sunday we go visit her dad.

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

Best part is it’s on both benches but I only adjusted the leg on one bench. The one I adjusted need smaller shims lol. Go figure… Best laid plans and all ;)


Looks great Pontic, what s next? Very nice display GC, is he going to play College ball? Blaster, don t tell anyone, but Billy already took one leg off and repositioned it. LMAO

- papadan


Looks great Pontic, what s next? Very nice display GC, is he going to play College ball? Blaster, don t tell anyone, but Billy already took one leg off and repositioned it. LMAO

- papadan


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#92 posted 05-05-2017 05:05 PM



I m almost finished making a basketball display case for my son. He played ball all through high school. Team captain and MVP his senior year. For graduation this month, I am going to buy a game ball from his coach and get the team to sign it.

- GrumpyCub

Nice.

I need to do one of those for a Nolan Ryan autographed baseball I won in a church raffle a few years back. (Try to donate to the church, get a baseball?!)

It’s funny. I am not a big sports guy, but as far as human beings go, Nolan Ryan has been a heck of a good guy, really standing up for this part of Texas for a long time… So I keep the ball…

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#93 posted 05-05-2017 05:42 PM



If it makes you feel any better Billy, I have to shim under one leg of my workbench no matter where I move it. Not the floor s fault, it s mine : )

- BlasterStumps

Me too. All of my tools are on mobile bases or casters. I use shims alot…mostly 1/4 inch. The concrete floor is terrible, both unlevel and uneven.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#94 posted 05-05-2017 06:25 PM


Looks great Pontic, what s next? Very nice display GC, is he going to play College ball? Blaster, don t tell anyone, but Billy already took one leg off and repositioned it. LMAO

- papadan

—Thanks papadan. He’s undecided on college ball. He is a type 1 diabetic so he has some obstacles there, but I think he’ll go for it.

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#95 posted 05-06-2017 12:53 AM

Thanks pqapadan! means a lot coming from you. next? I’ll tell you what it’s not gonna be: a Quick shelf, rev-a shelf or any thing Ron Hazelton recommends or shows some jamocke how it’s done on the internet. Arrrghhh!!!

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#96 posted 05-07-2017 10:15 PM

Making a greene and greene style blanket box In honduran mahogany that I’ve modified to be a toy box for my kids. Just gotta set the torsion hinges and apply some tung oil and it’s done

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#97 posted 05-07-2017 10:32 PM

All those Jorgy’s! Can’t buy em anymore :( Clamp envy…

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

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#98 posted 05-07-2017 11:49 PM

Rifle case prototype. Made a couple track saws to cut the lid free. I’ll use them later for cross cuts.

Enough clamps?

-- 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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#99 posted 05-07-2017 11:54 PM

I can almost see a piece of wood inside all those clamps. LOL Fancy assed toy box ya got there, waiting to see it finished. You guys have heard of that long tailed cat haven’t you, well that’s me right now. Busy as it gets. Building the dog seat, my DIL asked for a bunch of ring and bracelet blanks, Building a display for 10 WWII bayonets, a gun rack for a neighbor, the exhaust fan went out in the bathroom and the water heater quit heating. Damn I got a long tail.

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#100 posted 05-08-2017 12:43 AM

Lol and believe it or not that was with clamping cauls. Certainly a fancy toy box but I’m pot committed to have greene and greene in the living room to fit in. I am glad I got the jorgensen clamps before they went out . Too bad cause I don’t like the bessey clamps as much I’ll just hope these last my lifetime but given I’m barely 30 and I obviously clamp the heck out of everything that likely won’t be the case .

I know what you mean about the long tail cat I just had a delay on the toy box to do countertops in quartersawn sapele for a friend on top of the 60 hour work weeks owning a small business here in California . If I could start over again I’d likely keep my woodworking a secret from folks.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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