Post up your woodworking projects

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    Yep...walked into that one...I'm gonna go eat some beef jerky, drink some beer and shoot some guns to gain that iota of manliness back.
     
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    Yea, I've actually seen quite a few decent projects on Pinterest during my searches. I've just been resistant to actually signing up lol.
     
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    Yeah, I don't have an account but my Fiance does and is on it a lot. Plenty of projects have been added to the Honey-do list because of it.
     
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    Hits *dislike* button...

    Burn that website down!!!
     
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    Took a break from, what has become "Chair-Sundays" and the adirondack chairs, to re-do the/stabilize the work bench that was in the house when we moved in. I still need a lot of the hooks for the pegboard, and some form of flooring/stool for the area, but with a little more organization this should be pretty slick! I am also happy to have a place to neatly put away tools for the winter so that they don't sit out in the garage. (Sorry for the beyond crummy photo/pic collage)
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    Why did you remove the toilet? Seemed like a work bench with a built in toilet would be a game changer!
     
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    For the life of me, I cannot figure out what that would have been used for... And, being only 5'6'' it was not the most conducive toilet in the house, so it had to go. ;)
     
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    Lol.

    Looks like you picked up a Rigid sponsorship!! :D
     
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    I thought I was browsing a Home Depot ad.
     
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    Finished up more chairs today! Two more to go before I'm set for my parents/in-laws Christmas gifts. I also picked up all the supplies needed to build my wall mounted wheel rack. Hope to get to that in the next week before I switch to winters.

    EDIT: Can't get the photo to be right-side-up. Apologies to those of you already lifting and turning your monitors.
     

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    Built-in shelf in between our kids' bedrooms. We had this odd little nook from when the house was remodeled, always intended to do something with it, finally got around to building a set of shelves.
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    Going to fill it top to bottom with Legos, probably.
     
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    A few jewelry boxes I made. 1040547_10151962481533191_1630518454_o.jpg 1553486_10151962481643191_608176809_o.jpg 1486059_10151962481638191_2133368806_o.jpg 1599822_10151962498873191_88398913_o.jpg 1502357_10151962481753191_1895035342_o.jpg 1490797_10151962481528191_1072349888_o.jpg
     

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    Farmhouse style table and bench my father in law and I built.
     

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    My dad is getting into wood working. I bought him some chisels for Christmas but they won't get to my house till tomorrow and my apartment office will be closed. Any suggestions on what else a beginner may need for wood working?
     
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    Wood.
     
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    See Rockler.com or Woodcraft.com.

    Rockler has retail stores in Maplewood, Burnsville, and Minnetonka and Woodcraft has a retail store in Bloomington.

    Unless he has really basic needs like a hammer, then see Menards.
     
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    A Dremel mototool is a great idea if he doesn't have one already...even if he isn't a woodworker.
     
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    You never can have enough good clamps...
     
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    Like 10x more than you'd think!
     
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    Does anyone have any good recommendations on where to buy wood? I'm embarking on my first project to build "furniture" and am starting with a nightstand. I found a couple plans online that I like, and they both use hardwood plywood panels. I've used the 2'x4' hardwood panels from Home Depot and/or Mendards before, and they seemed to be decent, but I'm curious if there are other specialty hardwood stores. If the cost isn't too prohibitive, it'd be nice to use solid wood panels.

    I guess the other caveat is that the store would have to carry manageable sizes...a full 4'x8' sheet of plywood isn't going to fit in the back of my Legacy (let alone any subaru), so I'd probably have to rent a truck just to get the wood home lol.
     
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    Well duh, a lumberyard. I guess nothing in particular, just some quality, solid, preferably non-plywood type wood for furniture. When I normally think of a "lumberyard", I think of them being more geared towards the commercial industry and not so much the common, hobby woodworker consumer. I was just curious if anyone had any glowing recommendations.
     
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    The guys over at Spring lake Park Lumber have been good to me and it's open to the public.
     
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    Menards has a pretty good selection of oak and a few others. Bought a couple of cherry boards at Fleet Farm on sale a couple of weeks ago. Siwek is pretty dis-organized (have not been there for years though. Search craigslist materials for some good deals - I bought a truck load (had to rent a home depot truck!) from a woodworker clearing out a bunch of maple (plywood and boards). Rockler has cool stuff but pricey.
     
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    Ive been to both siweks and youngblood. Youngblood has the best quality, but you pay more for that quality. That is where my boss buys all his lumber from. Large selection of exotics too. Siweks is a bit cheaper, still good quality, but you have to go and see what they have on hand at the moment as their stock always changes. Most places will cut sheets up for you, for a charge of course. I would bring a circular saw and an extension cord and cut it up in the parking lot to make it more manageable. Menards panels are fine too unless you want something out of the ordinary, I believe they only have oak and maple.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it. I may need to check out some of these places and see what they have to offer. The oak or maple panels should be fine, but it'd be nice to see what else is out there.
     
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    teak
     
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    Sheen has nice wood
     
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    Only the finest mahogany and endangered african ebony for me. Rhino horn inlays with bald eagle beak accents too.
     
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    Now we're talking Nhibbsy! I wrapped my shift boot with Chilean Huemul.
     
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    satin white pearl & fretless is finished (for now!) yes, that's a real carbon fiber pick guard.

    The guitar i'm working on now is going to be WRB and gold!
     
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    This count as a wood working project? lol
    It guy needed a stand for his cat6a cable spools so he could pull wire
     

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    Here is a hall table I just finished - all solid cherry with walnut drawer fronts
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    Sister inlaws house project.

    "Reclaimed" wood walls. Removed and sanded original treads. Installed new stair risers.
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    Stairs and skirt boards.
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    Also, potato camera.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Another small recent project for JMA.
    After hours key depository.
     
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    Want to restore my 1987 Yamaha electric?
     
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    Define "woodworking projects". Lol
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    Masked and stained 9 windows today.
     
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    Utilized some old cedar from our wedding and a reclaimed butcher block cutting board. :) Just finished it up! Super sturdy and weighs less than 10 lbs.

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    Hoping to watch our 16 month old daughter help mom with making breakfast in the morning!
     
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    Waiting patiently for pics!
     
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    image.jpg It's still in strip and modify. (Added a pickup and filled all the screw holes)
     
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    Are you a luthier or are these your guitars and you play? Or both?
     
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    Progress!!
     
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    Well, I wanted a really expensive Japaness Fender Bass, but ended up building it myself.

    I just enjoy modifing and building thing in general. Woodworking is fairly new to me, so it's been a fun learning experience. (Third guitar body just showed up the other day)

    This blue bass guitar has been with the band for over 10 years. I got it in a traided for a case of ginger beer from the drummer.
    She was in ruff shape. I did remove all the white mother-of-pearl, on the neck, and replaced it with gold.
     
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