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  1. Toy Box from pallets

    A friend wanted a Toy Box for his son and asked me to make one. This is made of reclaimed pallet wood slimmed to 3 inch slats and sanded for a while using my random orbital. The basic dimensions are W 24in x H 17 x D 12 in. Since this was for a little one any rough nail holes I used a...
  2. Benchtop Workbench

    I need a traditional woodworking bench with all the bells and whistles but cant afford it at this moment in time perhaps the lottery can help out at some point in the near future. LOL What I do need is a clamping solution other than the Jay Bates inspired Moxon Vise that I made a little while...
  3. Osage rifle stock

    This is a rifle stock I made out of osage orange this past winter for my little .17 hmr. The main profile was done on the bandsaw. The hardest part was getting the holes drilled in the buttstock for correct alignment, and inletting out the forearm. Shaping was done with a hand rasp before I...
  4. New fireplace surround

    A new fireplace surround to cover the old brick. Poplar & plywood, frame & panel. Finished with 3 coats of water based enamel and 3 coats of GF polyacrylic. The mantel was already there. Thanks GaryL for the tips. The reason for the clamp in the photo of the old fireplace is that I used it...
  5. Finishing
    Good morning! I'm relatively new to the woodworking world, mainly building simple furniture for myself and close friends. But I am always looking to learn and get better, so I thought I would join the forum. Finishing has proven to be my biggest struggle. I decided to build a set of...
  6. Finishing
    I don't have much experience with wood working but decided to refinishing some wood furniture with paint and polyacrylic. I completed at least 3 coats of polyacrylic left it to dry for nearly a week but it has now immediately been marked by the first things I have put on it. A cork coaster with...
  7. Finishing
    I just stained my new, unfinished butcher block countertop with water-based (semi-transparent kind) stain. I decided I liked it and then applied two coats of water-based Polyacrylic. Its been 24 hours and now I see that I should have applied another coat of stain and regret my decision to apply...
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