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05-16-2021 03:34 PM

Has anyone else resorted to…?

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#1 posted 05-16-2021 03:51 PM

Not yet but never had lumber prices this high!
Might need to now.

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#2 posted 05-16-2021 03:58 PM

I’ve just been using what I have so far which is starting to get low

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#3 posted 05-16-2021 04:21 PM

No I still have my garage full of lumber…make me an

I’d rather be fishing than woodworking…

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#4 posted 05-16-2021 04:55 PM

Still in the process of redoing my shop. This would have been disaster if I didn’t have WAYYyyyyyy too much scrap. Much of it is in the form of full 4×8 sheets of CDX and to some extent good hardwood plywood purchased between 1980, and 2014. I had somewhere around 200 sheets of plywood leftovers stashed around at various places. I had thoughts some time back of selling it all off on CL, but when it was still reasonable to buy it, it had low resale value, and I kept telling myself some day I would use it.

Left over from any type of build, a simple one car garage would usually net at least one sheet of 3/4” plywood, and 5 to 8 2×4’s. Different jobs, different left overs. It’s coming in handy right now.

I’ve never been one to build beautiful shop furniture. I could never understand putting good to great material into something that would likely get glue, paint, stain, and whatever, all over it. So cabinets could easily be CDX, rather than BB.

Below are a few shots of a rolling outfeed/assembly table with some storage I am putting together lately. It’s roughly 8’ long, and about 32” wide at the top, or will be. I just glued up 2 sheets of plywood the other day. I plan to use the new “WoodAnchors” from Tool Quest. I’m going back and forth on use as of now, but probably a clamping table, and of course the table itself will be outfeed for the TS. Currently I have a non mobile platform and it’s a PIA to move if needed.

This is the base, and 2 cabinets on it. The right one is just shelves for a fixed sized storage container, and I will probably start putting some of my too many routers in them. I plan to set shelves between them for stacking some of the many TS sleds I seem to have on hand.

This pile of assorted scraps is becoming drawer sides, front/backs.

My Wife has long called me a Pack Rat, and right now I smile when she does, so far that build will cost me around 6 bux that I had to pay for screws for drawer slides mounting. I found 4 boxes of old slides of all types, even a few push to open BB slides. Almost all of them are 22” :-).

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#5 posted 05-16-2021 07:34 PM

lol, i’ve been stocking up for almost a year, with the intent to pack the new to me shop full. managed to pick up a couple pallets of purpleheart and paduak, along with some maple, most are in the 4-6 ft lengths, a cabinet and exotic wood joint went outta biz here in phoenix, and i grabbed what i could, hoping to grab some myrtle from them along with some other, they keep finding small pallets of wood stashed.

and yeah, wood is outrageous i was gonna build a couple torsion boxes for assembly tables, but may hold off a bit, but did think that the dividers could maybe be pallet slats,

i’m a wood hoarder, hehe, and keep even the smallest of scrap, just need another shed to stash it lol

-- Living the dream

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#6 posted 05-16-2021 07:50 PM

Smaller and smaller projects. Alternate materials sometimes.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 05-17-2021 01:15 AM

Has anyone resorted to using clamps? Yes

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