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  1. Budget Dinning Table - Dimensional Lumber and Concrete

    This is my third project involving concrete and I'm really enjoying finding new possibilities with this material. The cost for my 250 pound table was around $100. Because of the weight, I decided to pour it in place. The structure is made from 2 - 4×4's and 2 - 2×4's. The top is made from one...
  2. Mixed Media Coaster 3 Ways - Resin, Metal, Cement

    Here are 3 different coasters that I made. Each one was made using scrap wood and a different medium. The River coaster was a way to deep my feet into the epoxy river crazy everyone is doing without breaking the bank. The Metal coasters were inspired by a table build by Marc Spagnuolo. I used...
  3. Raising Gardens and Families

    Once I said to my oldest daughter, "I don't want to do things for you, but I would love to do things with you." I think she took offense to that … at first. As time went by, I think she understood what I meant. Life is made up of time spent. Some of the most wonderful time is spent doing...
  4. Cedar outdoor benches 2 straight and 1 curved -dyed cement

    outdoor benches - cedar with dyed black cement supports finally finished all three benches curved benches laminated with vacuum bag obtained rough cut cedar logs from sawmill in Taylorsville, Ky and re-sawed and planed accordingly A lot of lamination for the curved bench Steel rods and washers...
  5. Table that motion

    A few days ago, an elderly neighbor approached me in my garage shop, and asked if i knew where he could get pre-turned legs for a small table he wanted to build. I mentioned he might find some turned spindles at "CasaDePot", but he replied that he used to buy legs with bolts set in them, ready...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just came in for a break. I was cementing skin on plywood for some cabinet parts. For the last year we have been using a 3M product, 30-NF. It is a water soluable(when wet) contact cement. It has done a lot of work for us with no problems and no stinking odor. It cleans up with water and drys...
  7. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I just talked with the General Contractor who is building my shop. He tells of having his showroom floor professionally painted with epoxy paint. He initially loved it, but now hates it. It is pealing and looks awful. I have a new cement slab which I planned to epoxy paint, and have heard...
  8. Designing Woodworking Projects
    The last time I did this I not only learned a few things about making pavers and molds, but I also picked up a some tips and ideas from this forum. So here is my latest version of what has turned out to be a fun project and will (someday) become a walkway to the shop.
  9. Blogs
    In the beginning, there was nothing... I am building a shop!!! I'm so excited to have this experience. I know it might be hard, there will be issues, it will be time consuming, but the rewards are many! I hope to put this experience in a blog format here to document my experience and...
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