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  1. #2676
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    I've been on a kick about wanting more house plants in advance of the winter, so I whipped up a quick design and built two new plant stands custom sized to the windows in my living room and kitchen.

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    It's pretty simple- 2x2s and 2x6s with pocket screws. Man, I love my little kreg jig.

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    A clean garage, whaaaa?
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    A clean garage, whaaaa?
    Lol, the first step of woodworking for me is always to clean the garage.

    I swept and squeegeed it to clean up all of last winter's crud just in time for snow to start falling again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Lol, the first step of woodworking for me is always to clean the garage.
    Heh. Same here, and every weekend starts with me being pissed off at the Mrs. and kids because they toss their shit all over the garage during the week.
    Wait, how can we trust this guy^^^ He's clearly not DJSapp

  5. #2680
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    Copper drying rack for the wood stove
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  6. #2681
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    sweating pipe to make useful thingz that aren't plumbing is fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    Copper drying rack for the wood stove
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

  7. #2682
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    45 minutes well spent on a rainy day.




  8. #2683
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    sweating pipe to make useful thingz that aren't plumbing is fun.
    That's clever - nice! I may need to imitate. Mine will need to be removeable tho which may complicate the design.

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    This was a fun quick project- the room weve been keeping the cat box in had to be converted to a nursery, and had to get creative on finding a spot for it that was dog and (mostly) toddler proof.

    Caulked all around the divider shelf and added three layers of rubber crush gasket to keep the smell away from the towels above. Not the prettiest but functions exactly as Id hoped. And Ill say, since making the cat box totally dog proof Im realizing how much cat our dog had been eating



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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeStrummer
    The universe that is a vehicle is a funny and delicate thing. I fucked my wife in the back seat of our Saab in the parking lot before a Social D / Superchunk show at Red Rocks. After that the radio never worked again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Mega View Post
    That's clever - nice! I may need to imitate. Mine will need to be removeable tho which may complicate the design.
    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    sweating pipe to make useful thingz that aren't plumbing is fun.
    Save for the floor flanges mounted to the wall it is removable since I haven't fully sweated the first tee. Certainly more fun to sweat pipe when not worried about leaks!

  11. #2686
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crock View Post
    This was a fun quick project- the room weve been keeping the cat box in had to be converted to a nursery, and had to get creative on finding a spot for it that was dog and (mostly) toddler proof.

    Caulked all around the divider shelf and added three layers of rubber crush gasket to keep the smell away from the towels above. Not the prettiest but functions exactly as Id hoped. And Ill say, since making the cat box totally dog proof Im realizing how much cat our dog had been eating



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    Never misunderestimate a motivated dog.

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    I made a backpack for the WinningBago. Now the babies can ride in style.Click image for larger version. 

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    ride bikes, climb, ski, travel, cook, work to fund former, repeat.

  13. #2688
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    Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    Made a loft bed with shelves, desk, and a hammock for my bookworm daughter.
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    Wrapped the ladder pegs in nubuck leather because Im a caring father.
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    Lighting and desk chair to come soon. Shes stoked. So Im stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Made a loft bed with shelves, desk, and a hammock for my bookworm daughter.
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    Wrapped the ladder pegs in nubuck leather because Im a caring father.
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    Lighting and desk chair to come soon. Shes stoked. So Im stoked.
    Hopefully you saved some nubuck to make everybody eyepatches
    Did you sand and seal ?

  15. #2690
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    It's been a while with this thread, so adding last weeks project - a floating bar behind the couch for the kids to eat at down in the game room.

    First time working with deep pour epoxy and it took a few years off my life. Things I learned if you tackle something like this: If you are pouring over something like corks, remember they float and need to be glued down reallllly well. Also, you need to caulk what you are pouring the epoxy into just as well. Just do it twice. I missed the smallest of spots and was chasing a tiny pinhole leak for two days straight that almost ruined the floor and the post. Had to sand and repaint and use more acetone than I would have liked to breathe in. The epoxy was easy to use if you follow the directions exactly. Air bubbles are a pain but a paint stripping heat gun used sparingly took care of all but one tiny one. Keep it 12 inches away and don't overdo it.

    The metal is just basic Home Depot angle iron and flat metal stock cut and rattle can painted. Used some red oak for the surround and plywood for the bottom. Tried gel urethane for the first time and it's awesome and easy to apply. No need for sanding between coats and can wipe on with a paper towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tromano View Post
    Apathy is harder for me to understand than passion.

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    Love it, thats awesome!

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    We had some neighbors build a house last year that looked straight through our hog wire fence into our living room. A friend has some leftover corten steel sheets from the siding of his house and gave them to me for a six pack. One set of dull electric shears and 5 hours later I've got a privacy fence that my dog can still look under.

    And to cross-reference with the Home Remodel thread I did the fence myself years ago and used coated deck screws and have not had a single fastener stain or any other issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Made a loft bed with shelves, desk, and a hammock for my bookworm daughter.
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    Wrapped the ladder pegs in nubuck leather because I’m a caring father.
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    Lighting and desk chair to come soon. She’s stoked. So I’m stoked.
    FYI. Those South American hammocks work sideways. Not gringo style.

  19. #2694
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    Haven't checked in for a while. It's spring so I think I'm going to kick into gear for a while on the weekends

    Big project was a walnut and maple coffee table to match the upstairs entertainment center, you'll see it in the background of a lot of photos. Designed to straddle the couch ottoman and hold controllers. Saw a video where a dude flocked the drawers and decided to try it out. Turned out way better than I expected.


    Royal Blue Flock-it! Drawers. Turned out awesome.


    Apparently this is called a waterfall edge. I did something trendy by accident.


    Installed. Dog is just fine, wouldn't stay still.

    Took some leftover butcherblock scrap from the old desk slab and turned it into some corner shelves to go up above the desk. Nothing really special and long overdue.



    Made a batch of table saw snowflakes for xmas gifts. Fun project to make and great little gifts, but I also got to experience a kickback/explosion when one snowflake got caught between the blade and fence. I thought I was setup well enough with a spacer block that provided enough space for the cut flake to drop off, fall flat, and be clear of the fence, but I wasn't. I took some mahogany shrapnel to the face when the piece shattered. Very glad I was wearing safety glasses. Kickback is no joke. If anyone wants to talk about what happened, what went wrong, etc. I'm an open book here. Scariest thing I've ever seen or done on a table saw and I don't want anyone to repeat it.


    1 small board yielded ~50 snowflakes of 3 different styles.


    Quick sand and lacquer, add a ribbon to hang and you're done.


    Finally made a wall mount for the pizza peel I made last summer.



    Snuck in a scrap cutting board just to have an excuse to play with the bandsaw. Not pictured is a trio of chartuctrie boards for xmas gifts. Walnut, purpleheart and maple.


    Next up is a small under desk bookcase.


    Just burning up leftover wood since walnut is currently $13/bf. Really not looking forward to the next trip to the lumber yard, it's going to hurt.
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    Wait, how can we trust this guy^^^ He's clearly not DJSapp

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    nice work


    i just assumed the coasters were laser cut at first look -- please share how they were created (not quite sure i understand the kickback scenario too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    nice work


    i just assumed the coasters were laser cut at first look -- please share how they were created (not quite sure i understand the kickback scenario too)
    Not laser or CNC. Take a board and cut it into 6 strips with a 30* bevel. You now have 6 diamond shaped strips. Adjust the blade and run those strips through the saw again to cut various notches to make your snowflake shape (think cutting paper snowflakes)

    You can then arrange them into a snowflake shape by putting all the points together in the middle. Glue it together into a snowflake log, wait for it to dry, and slice the log like deli meat. Mine were a bit too small for coasters, but the idea could be upsized.

    Kickback scenario is as follows:



    I thought my spacer block was large enough, but when the cutoff snowflake shape spun a bit, it got wedged on the back half of the blade between the blade and the fence, whipped forward and shattered/exploded as it hit in front of the blade. I changed out the spacer block with a much larger block and it was fine after that.

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    Wait, how can we trust this guy^^^ He's clearly not DJSapp

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    "Made a batch of table saw snowflakes for xmas gifts. Fun project to make and great little gifts, but I also got to experience a kickback/explosion when one snowflake got caught between the blade and fence. I thought I was setup well enough with a spacer block that provided enough space for the cut flake to drop off, fall flat, and be clear of the fence, but I wasn't. I took some mahogany shrapnel to the face when the piece shattered. Very glad I was wearing safety glasses. Kickback is no joke. If anyone wants to talk about what happened, what went wrong, etc. I'm an open book here. Scariest thing I've ever seen or done on a table saw and I don't want anyone to repeat it."

    My dad was not wearing safety glasses, the wood scooped out his right eye. They put the eye back in but it doesn't work that well anymore and he won't drive at night now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not DJSapp View Post
    Not laser or CNC. Take a board and cut it into 6 strips with a 30* bevel. You now have 6 diamond shaped strips. Adjust the blade and run those strips through the saw again to cut various notches to make your snowflake shape (think cutting paper snowflakes)

    You can then arrange them into a snowflake shape by putting all the points together in the middle. Glue it together into a snowflake log, wait for it to dry, and slice the log like deli meat. Mine were a bit too small for coasters, but the idea could be upsized.

    Kickback scenario is as follows:



    I thought my spacer block was large enough, but when the cutoff snowflake shape spun a bit, it got wedged on the back half of the blade between the blade and the fence, whipped forward and shattered/exploded as it hit in front of the blade. I changed out the spacer block with a much larger block and it was fine after that.

    Video that was the inspiration for the project:
    i see how it caught but am wondering why the fence is needed at all?
    the spacer block lets you set thickness?
    why not attach that to a sled & take the fence off?
    [didn't look at vid yet]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    i see how it caught but am wondering why the fence is needed at all?
    the spacer block lets you set thickness?
    why not attach that to a sled & take the fence off?
    [didn't look at vid yet]
    Spacer block was set to create ~3/16" thick slices. Bump the stock against the spacer block then slide the miter gage forward. You could clamp the block directly to the table top and remove the fence entirely, but the fence makes small adjustments easy if you're not happy with thickness of the slice. I know I played with this a bit as one design was more fragile than the others and just couldn't be sliced really thin. Video shows what's happening here very well when you're cutting the first 6 pieces.

    The blade was cranked most of the way up to cut it all at once. You could rotate the piece and take 2 cuts at it to get through it all. Losing another 1/2" to a sled bottom wasn't desirable.

    When I did this my crosscut sled needed a new bottom. I blew the bottom out of it with some miters and dados and it wouldn't work.
    Wait, how can we trust this guy^^^ He's clearly not DJSapp

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    yeah, sleds end up being a consumable after a while, don't they?


    snowflakes look nice in the end!

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