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Whatcha Workin On?

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posted 05-02-2017 03:23 AM


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Woodchuck2010

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#101 posted 05-08-2017 01:35 AM

Headboard

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Gene Howe

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#102 posted 05-08-2017 01:40 AM

Wow, didn’t see the toy box before posting. Now, that’s a lot of 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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papadan

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#103 posted 05-08-2017 03:05 AM



Headboard

- Woodchuck2010


What….no footboard? Are ya lazy Chuck? ;-)

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papadan

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#104 posted 05-08-2017 03:07 AM



Wow, didn t see the toy box before posting. Now, that s a lot of clamps!

- Gene Howe


Gene, he absolutely has you out clamped. I might have that many if I include all my welding clamps. LOL

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#105 posted 05-08-2017 04:43 AM

Oops…

All better after scribing the proper length on the other half sheet of plywood…

I ended up taking most those wedges out :)

Almost done with this behemoth. Just need to make a sawdust box and cut a hole for the cord. I didn’t leave enough room to hook the vac to the dust port on the back. I though I did but nope. Oh well. Plan B…

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#106 posted 05-08-2017 04:53 AM

Really good thread going here bud.

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

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papadan

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#107 posted 05-08-2017 07:53 PM

Billy, we learn from our mistakes! Damn boy, you’re gonna be an expert when you finish all those benches. LMAO What are you up to Fridge?

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Charlie H.

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#108 posted 05-08-2017 11:52 PM

Fold down outfeed table for the tablesaw.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#109 posted 05-09-2017 03:27 AM

Ain’t that the truth Papadan!

I finished it up today. The saw dust box was not working out how I wanted. What I wanted to do wouldn’t work after I realized it would have gotten in the way of the angled cuts etc. so I couldn’t really enclose it like I wanted. Oh well.

Some of the more fun aspects of building/cutting…

I’ve always disliked cutting angles with a framing saw. But got to do what ya got to do right.

Don’t ever do this at home kids…

I may or maynot have learned that framing houses for 3 years. But man, that little sliver had to go!

Overall

Now I need to build a rolling stand for the sander, the planer, the drill press, and of course the table saw…

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#110 posted 05-09-2017 04:15 AM

I thought it was a clamp storage rack :)


Wow, didn t see the toy box before posting. Now, that s a lot of clamps!

- Gene Howe


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#111 posted 05-09-2017 04:09 PM

Dammitman, looking good!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#112 posted 05-09-2017 05:39 PM

Lol it technically was ! I learned a lot of my woodworking from the great Hal taylor building his rockers . Anyone who’s done one of his rockers knows how tight he is about glue lines and clamping pressure so I’ve always carried that with me. Certainly overkill but I wouldn’t have it any other way.


I thought it was a clamp storage rack :)

Wow, didn t see the toy box before posting. Now, that s a lot of clamps!

- Gene Howe

- BillyDoubleU


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

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BillyDoubleU

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#113 posted 05-09-2017 11:54 PM

Is there such a thing as over kill?

I need to start picking up longer bar clamps. Couple a paycheck and they add up.


Lol it technically was ! I learned a lot of my woodworking from the great Hal taylor building his rockers . Anyone who s done one of his rockers knows how tight he is about glue lines and clamping pressure so I ve always carried that with me. Certainly overkill but I wouldn t have it any other way.

I thought it was a clamp storage rack :)

Wow, didn t see the toy box before posting. Now, that s a lot of clamps!

- Gene Howe

- BillyDoubleU

- tcarswell


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tcarswell

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#114 posted 05-10-2017 09:14 AM

Good point I have gone crazier that’s for sure on bent laminations but I’m always able to get perfect glue lines. Don’t buy all new like me unless you have to . Check estate and yard sales. The last clamps I bought was 12 of the super heavy duty jorgensen 60 inch I beam bar clamps for 100 bucks there’s good deals out there !


Is there such a thing as over kill?

I need to start picking up longer bar clamps. Couple a paycheck and they add up.

Lol it technically was ! I learned a lot of my woodworking from the great Hal taylor building his rockers . Anyone who s done one of his rockers knows how tight he is about glue lines and clamping pressure so I ve always carried that with me. Certainly overkill but I wouldn t have it any other way.

I thought it was a clamp storage rack :)

Wow, didn t see the toy box before posting. Now, that s a lot of clamps!

- Gene Howe

- BillyDoubleU

- tcarswell

- BillyDoubleU


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

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#115 posted 05-12-2017 01:34 AM

Can’t tell ya it’s Top Secret:

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#116 posted 05-12-2017 01:37 AM

The Stanley type 16 5c jackplane i picked up needsa new tote.

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

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#117 posted 05-12-2017 01:39 AM

Working on a set of stairs for a customer’s bunk bed and making a couple of boxes to make signs out of.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#118 posted 05-12-2017 05:52 AM

OK Nate, ya got my attention, “making boxes to make signs out of” You got to explain this one. ;-)

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#119 posted 05-12-2017 05:53 AM

Top secret my ass, I want to know how you cut all those curls with that damn file! ;-)


Can t tell ya it s Top Secret:

- waho6o9


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#120 posted 05-14-2017 02:06 AM

Officially done

I didn’t leave enough room to attach the hose. Thought I did but nope.

So in an attempt to manage dust two vacs that actually really helps in keeping the dust out of my face. Then the rest is contained to be vacuumed up easy.

I may end up drilling a few holes and building a box underneath the table with a vacuum attachment to suck in more. We’ll see how this works out for now.

But all in all, done.

Tomorrow I will build a rolling table/stand for my sander.

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#121 posted 05-14-2017 02:29 AM

Monday, gonna cut in some dovetail splines. Try for some pics…even if screw ‘em up.

-- 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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#122 posted 05-14-2017 06:15 PM

Not getting much of anything done. I have come down with a fever! Can’t sleep; tossing and turning. Wild dreams (happy ones) and problem solving all night.

Yeppirs, it’s CNC fever! :-)

Got a few problems to work out like…
- How will I pay for it
- Where will I put it
- What would I make (no problem. I have lots of ideas!)

I hate it when the fever gets this bad.

But, after all of those dreams, I am working on a solution for where to put it (spring cleaning!!!)

Then I will build a frame that will allow my adjustable height dual router table to fit under neath (roll in and pull out). I think the sweats have broken! :-)

At the lowest setting, the router table will fit under the CNC frame nicely.

The routers can be easily removed and stored on a shelf. A cover plate can be inserted to cover the holes.
Yep, I think that will work.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#123 posted 05-14-2017 06:18 PM



Officially done

I didn’t leave enough room to attach the hose. Thought I did but nope.

So in an attempt to manage dust two vacs that actually really helps in keeping the dust out of my face. Then the rest is contained to be vacuumed up easy.

I may end up drilling a few holes and building a box underneath the table with a vacuum attachment to suck in more. We ll see how this works out for now.

But all in all, done.

Tomorrow I will build a rolling table/stand for my sander.

- BillyDoubleU

I think you need a Dust Deputy, It will collect almost all of the dust leaving your shop vac clean. I have the same Rigid. Bag and filter always empty.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#124 posted 05-14-2017 06:29 PM

Agreed.

It’s on my list. My tool income has slowed a bit. Figure I might as well build some benches. Always try and get out of “material cost” but I’m being good this time…

This time ;)

Officially done

I didn t leave enough room to attach the hose. Thought I did but nope.

So in an attempt to manage dust two vacs that actually really helps in keeping the dust out of my face. Then the rest is contained to be vacuumed up easy.

I may end up drilling a few holes and building a box underneath the table with a vacuum attachment to suck in more. We ll see how this works out for now.

But all in all, done.

Tomorrow I will build a rolling table/stand for my sander.

- BillyDoubleU

I think you need a Dust Deputy, It will collect almost all of the dust leaving your shop vac clean. I have the same Rigid. Bag and filter always empty.

- MT_Stringer


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#125 posted 05-14-2017 10:26 PM

Nice job Billy! Mike, isn’t CNC cheating a little? Seams like the fun of woodworking is measuring and cutting the pieces to fit together into an item.

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#126 posted 05-14-2017 10:30 PM

OK this is where I started this thread. The Biker Bitch is done! Built this seat for a guys dog to ride on his bike with him. I am delivering it at 7:00 pm tonight.

If possible I will get a pic of his dog in the seat on the bike.

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#127 posted 05-14-2017 10:42 PM



Nice job Billy! Mike, isn t CNC cheating a little? Seams like the fun of woodworking is measuring and cutting the pieces to fit together into an item.

- papadan

Maybe. But I am ready to try other things. Things me and my router can’t do. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#128 posted 05-14-2017 11:50 PM

Papadan, that’s one sweet doggie seat.

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

Thanks Gene, couldn’t get a pic of the mutt on board but they are supposed to email some soon.

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#130 posted 05-15-2017 03:53 AM

New bench.

Want it heavy. Will be on wheels holding this:

I ever show you guys my leveler…

;)

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#131 posted 05-16-2017 11:21 AM

Posted these a while ago and finally finished them. Posted on the project page if you want to check them out.

-- JustplaneJeff

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#132 posted 05-17-2017 01:22 AM

Extremely nice work Jeff, they really look good.

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#133 posted 05-18-2017 02:36 AM

Finally got the sander on a rolling table.

Each locking caster is rated for 90lbs. I weighed the table, ~100lbs. The sander is 51lbs so I have plenty of room. The wheels lock ok, nothing spectacular but they work.

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BlasterStumps

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#134 posted 05-22-2017 01:38 AM

A few years back I found a Craftsman 150 drill press to use in my woodworking. I had it sitting on a mobile base but decided it took up enough space that I might should build a mobile cabinet for it. So, I made a torsion box mobile cabinet designed and built to take the weight. I dropped the drill head down to about half way then put the press up on top of the mobile cabinet. On the side of the drill press is a small top section that I was using to store drill bits, etc. in several different shop made holders. While I was down with the flu here the last few days, I drew out a simple drawing for a 4 tiered holder to replace the the four smaller holders I was using. I got to felling better a couple days ago so I rounded up some cut offs and a small piece of plywood and set about building what I had attempted to draw out. My drill bits are basically a collection of odd ball bits that I have assembled over time. I had to sort of custom fit this holder to hold the different sizes and things like drum sander, etc. I like how it turned out and thought I might share a picture of it just in case someone else might want to make something similar for their drills.

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

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#135 posted 05-23-2017 01:43 PM

Bunch of Kitchen drawers
This is only half of them

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#136 posted 05-23-2017 01:50 PM

Finished the tote. Then turned a cherry knob to match.

Going to start on this next

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

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#137 posted 05-23-2017 01:56 PM

Just finish designing a jig-saw powered scroll saw. Now need to do some shopping and start working on it between my spare time… not in a hurry I’ll take my time with it just hope that all my minimum vibrations design and calculations work… we will see!!! :D :D :D !!!

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

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Woodchuck2010

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#138 posted 05-23-2017 02:48 PM

Headboard

- Woodchuck2010

What….no footboard? Are ya lazy Chuck? ;-)
- papadan
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Actually thinking about making a platform with drawers for it now. Added some reading lights.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#139 posted 05-23-2017 04:36 PM

I am currently working on rifle cases that have a rifle rest feature for maintaining the rifle in the field.

A wood rifle case can also be a showcase, and offer protection at the same time.
This case, I decided on no hinges or hardware, instead using 3 latigo straps.

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#140 posted 05-23-2017 05:25 PM

Latigo straps offer better scuff protection than hinges in the field. Am I right?

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#141 posted 05-23-2017 07:06 PM



Latigo straps offer better scuff protection than hinges in the field. Am I right?

- pontic

I would have to say yes. The case in the photo was made as slim as reasonably possible, having hinges would make the case more awkward to the function of the case also being a work rest “not shooting”. Having the lid detach, it becomes a work surface to remove the action from the stock for field maintenance. The rifle in the case has been tuned with a light trigger pull, so, if younger or less experienced shooter wish to use the rifle, the action has to be removed from the wood stock for a heavier trigger adjustment. The case contains all the tools, oils, solvent, and ammo to maintain and protect the rifle in the field. Often wood cases are completely covered with leather, earlier ones were bare wood , myself, I like the bare wood understanding its going to get dinged up, but the case being reasonably maintained, all the little dings and repaired scrapes, will give it character as years of use also gives rifles character.

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#142 posted 05-23-2017 09:39 PM

You guys have been busy, everything looks real good. I haven’t been spending much time in the shop for about a week now, most of my time has been walking the halls at the VA hospital. Hopefully get some shop time in pretty soon.

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#143 posted 05-24-2017 04:33 AM

Dog door and dog run deal.

All for our new puppy, Douglas.

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Woodknack

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#144 posted 05-24-2017 04:59 AM

Smart lookin’ pup Billie.

Made a bandsaw fence today, long overdue. Well, almost made one. Will finish tomorrow.

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

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#145 posted 05-24-2017 05:59 AM

I’m going to be working on that myself in a few days. Just ordered a dovetail marker to help out.


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


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#146 posted 05-24-2017 11:53 AM

Adding a phone desk, display can and bookshelf to a set of existing built ins.

Lots of painting…....

Boooooring. Can’t wait to get onto my next project a trestle dining table of QSWO.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#147 posted 05-24-2017 05:28 PM

Working on a jewelry cabinet with a mirrored door. Project was just about finished and then I clipped the mirror with a nail when nailing in the trim. Bought a replacement mirror. Found out the hard way that mirrors at HD aren’t all exactly the same size. The 60 inch mirror I got was actually about 60 1/8- 60 1/4. Took a little finessing to get it in. Shelves are lined with black jewelers felt that was salvaged from an older jewelry cabinet.

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#148 posted 05-24-2017 05:44 PM

I haven’t been able to do any projects in my shop since a tornado hit my shop in January. Still trying to rebuild things. There are pics on my page if you’d care to see. I’m getting it rebuilt little by little but these days the money’s pretty tight so I do what I can when I can.

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#149 posted 05-26-2017 02:35 AM

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#150 posted 05-26-2017 03:58 AM

Rick, whatcha gonna make with that nice piece of metal?

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