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  1. Saving a "ghost" advertising sign

    Last August, I volunteered to repaint one of our small town's old building advertising signs that is 68 feet wide and about 24 feet high. It was originally painted sometime before 1934. One of the challenges on this project was the big missing letter "I" in Occident. I went online, and found a...
  2. Summer Breeze sailboat

    Between a new job, various programs we run for and projects we do with disadvantaged kids, building my living roof workshop, and replumbing the house, we ended up pretty burned out come late spring. The county 4H foundation has a big annual fundraiser, we had to go early in the morning to take...
  3. Padauk & maple bowl

    This is the first bowl I have made with Padauk, and I really like it. I turns well and it goes well with the maple. I included before and after turning pictures in case you are interested. Thanks for taking a look, George
  4. Mailbox

    When I signed up on Lumberjocks, I mentioned I was building a mailbox that I would post when finished. Well, it's finally done (just needs to be mounted)! My neighbor across the street has a mailbox that looks like a house, but it is just a shell around an ordinary metal mailbox. You can see...
  5. Using 3/16" Luan plywood to make 29" high Ghost Sign letters

    In our small town of 3,800 people, we have a community improvement group of volunteers. We decided to repaint all 3 of our old building advertising signs. I got the 1st one done in the summer of 2016, and the 2nd one done summer of 2017….......so I just finished the 3rd and last one a week...
  6. Wooden Coffin Case

    Sorry it took so long to get this online but my tablet crashed as I was almost done with the posting. GRRRRRR. This is something I created out of necessity and the fact it was super cool. This case took over a month to build working on it a little at a time but still would not have been a...
  7. Hand Plane Cabinet

    Simple little project that I made in a few nights since I used pocket screws for the main joinery. It was made from all scrap material. It was a quick and dirty project so I didn't bother edge treating the plywood edges, and I didn't even bother removing the sticker on plywood. I used a scrap...
  8. Humbug

    Around the end of the year we usually have Humbugs. Sweets, mainly sugar, striped cream and brown, with a minty centre. These inspired this box Construction - EZ Mitre Shell box. Dimensions - 118 mm square x 59 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner...
  9. Red Oak Sand Paper Disc Storage Cabinet

    This is a pretty simple cabinet I made to hold the various grits of sanding discs for my new porter cable low profile sander. it is approx. 17"T x 7 1/2" wide x 6" deep. Made from Red Oak with 1/4" luan shelves and 1/4" birch ply tabs. The clear door panel is Plexi not glass. Being that this...
  10. Closet Organizer

    Built two closet organizers, one for each of my son's closets. The material used is a melamine product purchased at Menards, the finish is Hard Rock Maple. Each organizer required 3 sheets. A matching PVC edge band is available, but it had to be attached with contact cement. The drawers are...
  11. Frames Eagle Light

    This started out as a way to add lighting in my basement. I wanted to keep with the wildlife theme of the bar. So, I decided that an eagle with a background would be a nice way to brighten up the area and add to the motif of the bar area. The frame is 32 inches high by 23 niches wide. The eagle...
  12. Japanese Plaster Hawks

    I need a plaster hawk for a workshop I'll be attending in the fall. I have all the other required tools. So I thought "Surely I can make one!" I did an online search to get dimensions. That's when I found a site to DIY a Japanese version. That'll do perfectly (says the woman who has never used...
  13. Grandma's Kitchen Cabinets

    This is one of my early projects, it actually started because my grandma had recently retired and when I went to visit she told me that her kitchen had been ruined and she needed to go back to work. I couldn't have that so I told her that I would make her a new kitchen (I found out later that...
  14. Sometimes my woodworking and culinary sides "clash"

    So, I have mentioned a few times in passing that I also have a culinary background as well as having been a woodworker for a very very long time. A few years ago, while working in a fine dining restaurant as a sous chef, I decided I wanted to also know how to decorate cakes, figuring it would be...
  15. Bathroom Storage Cabinet

    Wife wanted a cabinet next to the commode so my magazines (and hers) didn't lay on the floor. She wanted to paint it so I made it out of pine and luan plywood.. Simple rail, stile and panel construction and it made her happy.. I got to make sawdust and it made me happy too…
  16. Impossible III (The Box)

    The third in my Impossible series is a box. 152mm x 92mm x 58mm. Made from an unknown wood, probably Luan (LJ's please help me positively identify) With 6mm thick walls. It has integral wooden hinges with brass pins, pics 3, 4 and 6, inspired by SPalm and integral lipping (pic 2). The Impossible...
  17. Christmas Tree storage crate

    The cardboard box that our pre-lite Christmas Tree came in had seen better days. So I decided to build a crate to store it in. To keep it light I made outside frame with pine furring strips and lined it with luan paneling.
  18. Scrollwork: My Son's Lighthouse

    Here's a piece that comes from a treasure of mine. At age 9, my youngest son drew this picture while (not) listening to the sermon one morning. The picture later made its way to my bible. It has remained there ever since. I cherish it each time I run across it. I blew it up(photographically...
  19. Wooden Magazine Holders

    I like magazines (I know, I'm one of those weird people who still likes printed media) and needed a way to store them. I had thought about buying some, but only found 2 options: cheap cardboard or spend ~$10 each for nice ones. Since I wanted more than 1 or 2, I decided to build. I made...
  20. Repainting 1891 Ghost Sign using Luan wood letter patterns

    This is the 2nd building advertising sign that I have repainted in our small town of 3,800 people. I posted the 1st project on this website here. Some of the words were known as far as content, but were not visible enough to tape and paint. I used 3/16" thick plywood, or Luan, to make wood...
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