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On 6/19/2019 at 4:49 AM, Caesar said:

Same here.  I think a lathe is pretty far down my list.  Not because I don't want to learn, but there is just so much else to do first.  I do have a bandsaw on the list somewhere, but there again, my list could be 100 items long if I just gave it an afternoon to think about it. 

I think it really depends on what you like to do and what projects give you the most satisfaction.  If you like turning, then maybe that's really all you need.  

It will be cool if people start posting pictures of their work they are proud of.  I'm hoping to make something to be proud of eventually.

Walnut countertop.  Real rail and stile ogee cabinet doors. 

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On 6/19/2019 at 7:49 AM, Caesar said:

 

It will be cool if people start posting pictures of their work they are proud of.  I'm hoping to make something to be proud of eventually.

I was gonna til I saw that walnut counter... 

 

maybe a little later once the jealousy wears off 

 

I built a pantry and a bunk bed. Kreg pocket jig for joinery. 

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I made this workbench for my garage. The wheels are on one end only, so I can lift it and tuck it away. The top is a solid door with 1/2” mdf then a 1/4” sheet of some sort of fiberboard.  This thing weighs a ton. 

https://ibb.co/7YxQHPF

 

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10 hours ago, El Floppo said:

dot.

design the stuff, can't build it. but I can post some fun things as they get built.. if people are interested.

Do it. Design is my weakest part, always on the lookout for cool projects.  

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22 minutes ago, tonydead said:

Yes.  We gutted a 1976 Caravaner and rebuilt/remodeled everything from the ground up.  The cabinetry is difficult because nothing is straight or square.

That’s sweet.  My wife and I have talked recently about finding an old Airstream with good bones and redoing the inside ourselves (which basically means me, lol).  

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2 hours ago, dkp993 said:

That’s sweet.  My wife and I have talked recently about finding an old Airstream with good bones and redoing the inside ourselves (which basically means me, lol).  

Start looking now, it took me eight months to find the one that fit my criteria, and i got really really lucky.  I live close to a dealership and they never ever have any old ones.  They occasionally get 5-10 year old trade ins that sell immediately.

I wanted 70's for two reasons: a) they started putting dual axels and electric brakes on the 25 footers in 1970. and b) they moved the bathroom from the back to the middle of the trailers in 1980 (so people wouldn't have to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom) and I wanted the bathroom in the back.  Pre-1970 you might find real wood and things you want to keep or refurbish.  In the 70s and 80s its all particle board and vinyl so you want to get rid of it all (If you strip the vinyl off the interior skin there is nice shiny aluminum under there.).

Sorry for the hijack.  

 

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4 hours ago, tonydead said:

Start looking now, it took me eight months to find the one that fit my criteria, and i got really really lucky.  I live close to a dealership and they never ever have any old ones.  They occasionally get 5-10 year old trade ins that sell immediately.

I wanted 70's for two reasons: a) they started putting dual axels and electric brakes on the 25 footers in 1970. and b) they moved the bathroom from the back to the middle of the trailers in 1980 (so people wouldn't have to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom) and I wanted the bathroom in the back.  Pre-1970 you might find real wood and things you want to keep or refurbish.  In the 70s and 80s its all particle board and vinyl so you want to get rid of it all (If you strip the vinyl off the interior skin there is nice shiny aluminum under there.).

Sorry for the hijack.  

 

Great info. Thanks!  We’re just in the discussion stage and haven’t started researching.  This will help.  

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Newbie image poster attempt:

Two rocking horses I made. One for daughter and one for god daughter. Didn't quite make the deadline for finishing the walnut one before the big day... That was addressed later. The original riders have moved on to college. The horses still attract young riders when they visit.

https://i.imgur.com/c6drYO8.jpg

 

Some turnings:

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2UwNj6X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YNnw2lA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

 

ETA: Well, crap the thread was already won. I would delete this post if I knew how. 😉

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Thread was already won. Darn it.
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29 minutes ago, IrishTwinkie said:

Newbie image poster attempt:

Two rocking horses I made. One for daughter and one for god daughter. Didn't quite make the deadline for finishing the walnut one before the big day... That was addressed later. The original riders have moved on to college. The horses still attract young riders when they visit.

https://i.imgur.com/c6drYO8.jpg

 

Some turnings:

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2UwNj6X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YNnw2lA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

 

ETA: Well, crap the thread was already won. I would delete this post if I knew how. 😉

No winners or losers. Nice work!  

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21 hours ago, dkp993 said:

Do it. Design is my weakest part, always on the lookout for cool projects.  

I hear ya.  I'm trying to learn sketchup right now, but I am not sure I have the patience.  I got the basics, but its slow going.

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4 hours ago, IrishTwinkie said:

Newbie image poster attempt:

Two rocking horses I made. One for daughter and one for god daughter. Didn't quite make the deadline for finishing the walnut one before the big day... That was addressed later. The original riders have moved on to college. The horses still attract young riders when they visit.

https://i.imgur.com/c6drYO8.jpg

 

Some turnings:

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2UwNj6X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YNnw2lA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kp1jVeH.jpg

 

ETA: Well, crap the thread was already won. I would delete this post if I knew how. 😉

Get out of here...awesome stuff. :thumbup:

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9 hours ago, Nigel said:

Get out of here...awesome stuff. :thumbup:

Thanks. I had to laugh at my timing tho.

 

I am trying to learn sketch up too. My next project isn't nearly as glamorous. I am making a rolling cart for my grinder. I wanna have drawers for the sundry lathe tools that seem to multiply. I could wing it, but was using the project as a way to learn sketchup. So far that has been a lot of trial and error, it doesn't quite work the way I think it so. So its been more error than trial.  I'll be down to one kid in the house this fall, meaning more free time, so I am hoping I can get after it with more regularity then.

 

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On 7/22/2019 at 8:22 PM, wilked said:

I was gonna til I saw that walnut counter... 

 

maybe a little later once the jealousy wears off 

 

I built a pantry and a bunk bed. Kreg pocket jig for joinery. 

Here’s the pantry I built. Before photo (not the best) in there, and a couple after photos. 

https://imgur.com/gallery/H3LGeJw

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2 hours ago, wilked said:

Here’s the pantry I built. Before photo (not the best) in there, and a couple after photos. 

https://imgur.com/gallery/H3LGeJw

Nice!

Is that white paint or stain?

Do you have a jointer and planer?  I'm looking to do a similar project and comparing the cost of a planer v just buying flat boards.

 

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1 hour ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Nice!

Is that white paint or stain?

Do you have a joiner and planer?  I'm looking to do a similar project and comparing the cost of a planer v just buying flat boards.

 

Flat boards. Paint. Joined and planer a level beyond my ability 

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On 8/22/2019 at 10:47 AM, wilked said:

Here’s the pantry I built. Before photo (not the best) in there, and a couple after photos. 

https://imgur.com/gallery/H3LGeJw

Very nice!

My wife is wanting me to attempt something similar for our kitchen. I have quite a few tools but have never attempted something of this magnitude. Did you use some type of plan or pattern or did you design this yourself? 

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9 hours ago, Beef Ravioli said:

Very nice!

My wife is wanting me to attempt something similar for our kitchen. I have quite a few tools but have never attempted something of this magnitude. Did you use some type of plan or pattern or did you design this yourself? 

Lots of examples, google face frame cabinet door kreg pocket holes. One example

https://www.kregtool.com/webres/Files/basic_cabinetmaking_booklet.pdf

 

if there’s one part that is tricky is I cut a groove on the rails and stiles to slide the panel in. I used 1/4” bead board for my panel. My buddy has a real nice table saw and we used that to cut the groove, two passes (ie two blade widths). Don’t go too wide or the panel could rattle. 
 

honestly it’s fairly straightforward other than cutting that groove. 

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The actual pantry is nothing crazy. Do take care to make sure your spans are not too long to prevent saving on the shelves. I used 1/2” birch plywood for the job. 
 

https://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator/

 

and make sure everything is square. I had to do some of it twice as I wasn’t careful the first time 

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On 8/22/2019 at 10:47 AM, wilked said:

Here’s the pantry I built. Before photo (not the best) in there, and a couple after photos. 

https://imgur.com/gallery/H3LGeJw

That is nice looking work.  Love the before and after.  Amazing how these kinds of things can make such a difference in look.  

On a side note, those almonds look delicious.  👍 :lol:

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Nice looking work!

I just finished my king size bed, used maple.  I'm super excited as now every piece of our bedroom furniture I hand made.  It's a pretty awesome feeling. Have no idea how to post pics or I wood (would, lol).   

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