Post up your woodworking projects

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  1. TMF
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    I do some woodworking project every once in a while and I'm sure there are others on MNSubaru that do as well. It'd be cool to see what others have done and also to get some new ideas...post up pics and details of what you've made!

    I've made quite a few things (shelves, small storage chest, wine rack, work bench, etc) in the past with the assistance from my uncles...who have quite a bit more experience that me. I finally tackled a project on my own though, and I just finished it last night. I made a pillow/blanket box for my gf.

    Here is the (almost) finished project. Trying to decide if we want to paint the bottom white and stain the lid or stain the whole thing. Anyway, for my first project on my own, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

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    Oh, and old Rotella T6 anyone?
     
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    finally something else i can post about
    im always making something (im a cabinet/woodworker)
    here is a cool external hard drive holder i made out of 1" maple baltic birch
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    Most of my woodworking videos can be found on pornhub.
     
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    Nice. Dude, we could have bartered!
     
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    I thought it might be a nice finish to handrub it with the Rotella! You don't see that very often.
     
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    Very neat! Looks like it took forever to drill all of those holes...unless you have a lathe.
     
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    Wood and I don't get along but metal, hammer, forge and anvil is another story. Sorry not woodwork but same concept.
    First try at a knife
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    First hawk
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    First hatchet this one was took some time is full temper and hardened and will take a branch off a tree
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    Co-sleeper for our daughter out of scrap Ikea pieces.(at least they match the Ikea headboard and frame, lol)

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    I have most of them if anyone would like a copy!
     
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    Wife and i also made this arbor out of cedar together for our "weddin".

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    Rental unit floors...(major pet stains aka mucho dog piss)
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    Most of my woodwork has been carving pipes lol. Sometimes spoons or spatulas if camping.
     
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    Interesting....a side car for your bed.
     
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    Wife just called it that tonight! Lmao
     
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    Large scale wood floors 2012-08-08_22-02-17_906.jpg
     
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    Made this table out of some Dug Fir that was cut down at my college to make way for a new building. Used old fence rails for the legs. Turned out alright for my first serious project.

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    Not really a wood worker, but I did drill some holes and screw in some screws recently.

    Updated the work surface in my office/studio. Previously I had a 48" x 20" folding table under the white paper. It was warped, not flat, and not sturdy. I now have a 63" x 36" surface, made of 3/4" thick particle board with white melamine coating. It is supported on the sides by 2x4's bolted onto the wall. Underneath there are two additional 2x4's bolted to the panel for stiffness. Overall it's a lot more sturdy and I gained about a foot of usable depth.

    Before (48" x 20")
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    2x4's screwed into studs
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    Used (3) #10 x 3" long screw per stud, (2) studs per board
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    63" x 36" panel with 5ft long 2x4's underneath for stiffness
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    Sample shot (looks the same, just easier to use)
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    sweet setup!
     
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    "Live edge", very nice!!
     
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    very nice
    did you kiln dry the boards first?
    or how did you dry them out?
     
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    Lots of cool creations, thanks for posting!
    So Uh, did you help to build that floor?
    Very cool project as well. I want to build my own desk at some point, and this is along the lines of what I'd do - very simple, large, and expansive.
     
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    Was gonna rip on ya for those skis until I saw the second pic. Narrow Ass Snowboards. That's at least acceptable.

    Nice box.
     
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    Yes we went around the USA and install sand and finished the gym floors 2010-07-09 13.55.06.jpg
     
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    What's wrong with pink skis? lol those are the gf's.
     
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    I liked the idea of keeping it rugged so leaving the live edge helped with that. Over time it will continue to dry out and eventually fall off but the growth ring should be visible forever.

    Didn't kiln dry them, just left them in the garage over a hot Montana summer. The humidity is so low here that as long as you leave the wood alone for a few months it dries out naturally without checking.

    Negative on the floor install. Its just fake linoleum that our landlord had installed last summer. Doing a desk out of big rough cut boards like this would be awesome!
     
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    Just finished up a quick project with some scrap wood... Shoe tray for outside my apt door. I'm planning on plasti dipping it once it is warmer outside... Maybe even throw in some nice rocks for that artsy/natural look.

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    wife, wood and wedding with attached pictures in the same post... I was mildly dis-appointed.. ;) JK

    when you guys coming down?? warm weather, guns and food ok....
     
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    I like the sound of that! And sorry to dissapoint!
     
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    Heres a coffee table I built out of reclaimed flooring from a early 1930's box car
     

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    ^Very cool!!
     
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    Sorry I don't have an instagram or photobucket acct so I'll just post pics like a moron
     
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    A harvest style dining room table and bench from the same box car flooring. This flooring had a 2nd layer of 3/4 flooring laid over the top of this wood so it didn't get the staining like the coffee table. The base layer of flooring I used is a full 2" thick tongue & groove
     

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    This one took me about 200 hours to finish. About 180 of it was all sanding and cleaning out the diamonds with a die grinder and deburring bits. But after it was all said and done I sold it for $3800.
     

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    ^Wow, impressive! I would have called it the "bacon bed". lol
     
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    Very cool creations! I thought some of my projects take a while to finish...no where near that long. I suppose I'm also not getting a dime for anything I create either! I'm not sure I'd be able to sell something that I had that much time into though.

    I got the urge to make something yesterday with my day off, so I created this:

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    This freed up a lot of counter space in my little apartment!
     
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    You do some beautiful work! Where do find such unique wood?
     
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    The reclaimed wood I got lucky on. To make a long story short a guy just across the road from my house died and his kids were gonna burn the barn and train car. So I get the wood for free and they get everything cleaned up for free. As for the diamond willow you've all probably seen it before but just didn't know it. It just grows on the edge of swamps.
     
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    That's a real win-win situation. The Willow looks really good when it's cleaned up like you have it!
     
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    that sir is a work of art
     
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    That IS a nice saw! I would recommend to anyone in the market for a miter saw, to pick up one that slides also! "Compound sliding miter saw" to be exact.

    Trust me... :thumbup:
     
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    Yoink. $100.70 shipped after tax. Thanks for the link!
     
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    I've been eyeing the cheapo Harbor Freight one for a while. I might have to scoop that deal instead...
     
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    No problem guys, I was between that Hitachi, a Delta one that Home Depot carries (good reviews), and a HF one. After this deal on Amazon popped up for the Hitachi, I ordered one today lol. Plus it has a 5 year warranty...tough to go wrong.

    I definitely would like a slider, but since I'm still a renter and don't have a house with dedicated work space, the 10 incher non-slider wins in my book for size and portability.
     
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    Been borrowing one for years. Good timing too. Making plans for a indoor aquaponics setup in the mudroom @tangledupinblu helped build...

    Turned out pretty decent for a room that's never used:

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