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  1. cull pack projects - lumber rack

    made entirely from cull pack lumber! this rack has been assembled to safely store my lumber, both dimensional and sheet goods! and more! Updated Pictures & Details Below i borrowed a few ideas from other lumber rack designs, mine came together quickly using a double arm design and triple...
  2. cull pack projects - sawing stools

    another successful cull pack project, this time sawing stools! sized perfectly for hand sawing at my knee level and joined using pocket hole screws. i really like the pocket hole screws for shop projects. if something should happen i could easily reclaim the screws or repair the piece simply by...
  3. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 1

    With under twenty some days until the deadline, i decided to begin documenting my contest entry! As of today, i am currently 80% complete with my entry. For those knot in the no: Article Describing the Contest && The Official Rules There are a lot of 'Firsts' in my story and it begins with...
  4. Mike's Musicans Stools (4)

    Mikes Music Stools a good friend asked if i could make him a set of bar stools, and once i showed him my shop stool, he wanted four! these took nearly as long to complete as my first two! this time around i have a considerable amount of finely tuned tools at my disposal, and the results...
  5. Elizabeth Pantry (Pie Cupboard)

    this is one of the longest projects i have ever worked on! it was torn apart a few times, more than half the lumber replaced, items added and removed. and finally stained to match the pub table in the same room. really called a pie cupboard, we plan to use it as a pantry in our kitchen. its...
  6. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 2

    Well the cat is out of the bag! I am building a "Pub Table" from my hard maple stick! It is a type of 'occasional table' but mostly its a high-top table we plan to use in our kitchen! In this part i cut the table top and create the breadboard ends, i have never created a breadboard end before...
  7. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 3

    The second new joinery technique i am using is biscuits, and because of the rules of this contest i am making my own from the very same hard maple board! In fact i cut strips off the stretcher boards specifically for creating my biscuits! I devised a simple and effective way to create biscuits...
  8. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 4

    In this installment i finish flattening the top of my table by completing the breadboard ends and use yet another new joinery technique, dowels! But in staying true to the contest rules, i have to make my own dowels from the very same board! After gluing the middle section of the table top the...
  9. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 5

    The legs of my table were sitting patiently on my workbench for a long time waiting for final dimensioning. I wanted them to look simple and be strong, and in the end i made them using blind mortises and couldn't be happier. The tenons were cut on my table saw, nibbled away and then hand filed...
  10. tool - low cost cyclone dust collector

    well if you wondered where i have been the past few months, this is the main reason! i have been working on my low cost cyclone shop dust collection system, and i am very happy to tell all of you that it works, and works WELL! a few months back i decided i wanted to make a dust collector, and...
  11. scrap wood - jointer's mallets

    having access to lots of scrap wood is a definite advantage for the frugal woodworker! with a little time, lots of elbow grease, and some sweat i was able to make these two beautiful jointer's mallets. i hand planed all the pieces, and cut them to size with my table saw. the heads are made of...
  12. cull pack projects - lumber rack #2

    this rack was needed for my growing sticker & recycled pallet collection! so i did it again and made it entirely from cull pack lumber! if you can't tell i have been harvesting lots of pallets, and have no good storage for this sized stick. i decided to make a double unit cantilever rack and it...
  13. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 6

    i had hoped to make this an exciting post but the sad fact is that i am not a finalist in this years contest. i was up against some stiff competition, a few other real fine tables, some great chairs, and lots of other stuff including a working grandfather clock (which isn't quite furniture). I...
  14. Finishing
    About a week ago my family went to my Sister in Law's house to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthdays. I carried my chip carving tools and sat arround the swimming pool carving a plaque. This plaque is one that I carved on my river trip to the Cartecay River. However, the one that I carved...
  15. Blogs
    some personal setbacks... well there have been a couple personal setbacks that are costing me both time and money… i got hit with a steel band close to my eye at work, it got me just under the safety glasses! i am a very cautious person, and had i not been wearing my eyes… well you all know...
  16. Finishing
    I would like some advice on how to achieve a old timey antique finish on oak boards. Don't want it dark, but rather a lighter color that looks 100 plus years old. Any ideas, comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Hoss
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