WOOD you? Woodworking and Makers thread for those who love making things
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(09-13-2019, 08:59 AM)Shadow Wrote: Some planting boxes for the greenhouse.

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Nice shop and work area.  Someday...... Daydream
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(09-13-2019, 08:53 AM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: Is that you in the pink?  I might dump twaddles...

It's not working out anyway.
@FlyoverCountry that is my grand daughter.

She is not married, she is a yoga/pilates instructor and elementary school teacher.
She lives in Florida.
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(09-13-2019, 09:06 AM)Oldcynic Wrote: Nice shop and work area.  Someday...... Daydream

Thank you, it works really well. Not shown is the beer fridge and sound system. It's kick ass.
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(09-13-2019, 08:30 AM)Oldcynic Wrote: When you mentioned the SMELL of sawdust, it rang a bell.  Back when I was living up north, heating my house with a Ulafus wood stove, i would come home from work an split a pile of wood to wind down.  Seemed to dull the frustration of dealing with customers and employees all day.

Oak was my favorite.  I recall splitting oak and picking up the two halves and savoring the aroma coming from the pink, damp insides.  Locust was hard to split and STINK.  That wood stank when splitting and stank when burning.

Being a motor mechanic/dealer/fabricator/enthusiast, i worked with things metal and mechanical.  Now in my retirement I'm slowly building my own house, working with concrete and wood for the first time.  Wood doesn't cooperate like metal does.  When you cut and weld a 1x2 square steel tube, it does what you expect.  Wood has a mind of its own.  You must anticipate what it's going to do just like any living thing.

Bolted nispero (an extremely hard wood here, impervious to termites and must be pre-drilled to nail) to my cement footers and over the weeks it changes shape even though it was bolted and epoxyed.

Definitely a new learning experience.  My hat is off to you.  I'm still learning how to "judge" the use of a 2x6 according to its grain pattern.

This video is from Feb 2018:
https://youtu.be/IdPCN80_qDQ

I have never heard of nispero wood. The wood-database calls it bulletwood. It must be tough!
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(09-13-2019, 09:15 AM)Shadow Wrote:
(09-13-2019, 09:06 AM)Oldcynic Wrote: Nice shop and work area.  Someday...... Daydream

Thank you, it works really well. Not shown is the beer fridge and sound system. It's kick ass.
Good music while working is a must.  As for the beer, I like my ten fingers too much. Chuckle
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(09-13-2019, 08:59 AM)Shadow Wrote: Some planting boxes for the greenhouse.

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I absolutely love the smell of cedar! It's also an easy wood to work with.

I envy your clean shop. I am working at getting mine reclaimed from my sons. I have moved a few engines, car parts and even a stripped down antique Mini Cooper to their shop. Chuckle
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(09-13-2019, 09:17 AM)Oldcynic Wrote: Good music while working is a must.  As for the beer, I like my ten fingers too much. Chuckle

For a second there I thought you meant ten fingers of scotch Jptdknpa
I don't like beer either, I only fill the fridge I don't empty it.
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(09-13-2019, 09:03 AM)Shadow Wrote: Cork board and yes I did supply all the wine corks Chuckle the frame is a piece of an old piano I was given. Tried to repurpose it but it was just cheap laminate over balsam so it made a splendid bonfire.

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Awesome! Was that a piece of trim on the old piano or did you mill the profile with a shaper/router?
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#19
(09-13-2019, 09:13 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(09-13-2019, 08:53 AM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: Is that you in the pink?  I might dump twaddles...

It's not working out anyway.
@FlyoverCountry that is my grand daughter.

She is not married, she is a yoga/pilates instructor and elementary school teacher.
She lives in Florida.
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She's adorable
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(09-13-2019, 09:23 AM)SlowLoris Wrote: Awesome! Was that a piece of trim on the old piano or did you mill the profile with a shaper/router?

That's just a piece of trim I pulled off. My only power tools are a skill saw and a cordless drill. Most of what I fool around with is refinishing old furniture. I love taking something of quality that's been abused and restoring it.

I so understand wanting your workspace clean and clutter free!!!!!
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