Woodworking Projects

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  1. NoisyDante

    NoisyDante There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

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    Wondering if anyone else here does any woodworking. Here are a couple things I recently finished. I made four Adirondack chairs and some dog steps, both out of red cedar. I burned one of the chairs with a propane torch, that’s my cigar chair, and sprayed them all with spar varnish. Held up very well in the snow storm we just had. I’m planning to stain the dog stairs to match the bed frame. When the weather improves I’d like to make a side table to match the chairs.

    Anyone else dabble in woodworking? I’m new to it, still making rookie mistakes but it’s fun.

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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Nice looking chairs.
    I found I had to restain mine every couple of years, particularly if I left them out over the winter.
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Really nice work and yes there are a few that do dabble.
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    too many legs and they wanted to run away!;)
     
  6. NoisyDante

    NoisyDante There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

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    might need to find a good exorcist for that one!

    I probably will need to revarnish every couple years, I don’t plan to cover them up, and the cedar should help as it’s pretty resilient too.
     
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  7. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Jake

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    I made a few small ring boxes for my wife a while ago. My current projects are all guitar building.
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Those look absolutely great!
     
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  9. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    Yes, I'm in the middle of building a highly specialized bench. Nothing pretty but very functional.

    Also, after the fiasco from last year, I'm moving. But all my benches and shelves are custom made for the space they are currently in and I can't take them with me. So when I get moved in to the new house I have to start from scratch and build all new ugly benches and shelves. Planning, planning, planning.

    I feel like this is an opportunity to not just build a bunch of random benches and stuff but plan out an actual work flow, kinda like they do at the factory in order to maximize efficiency of motion and energy. (ie don't walk across the room to get to the tool box; put the tool box where the work is going to be done.) I'm taking the layout of the house into consideration and then trying to figure out where the benches, the tools, the supplies and everything will go. It's a lot to plan out because I do a lot f different kinds of tinkering in lots of different disciplines. .
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    my first cedar set lasted about 12 years. They turn grey if you don’t re stain them by 3-4 years. By about 10, the wood starts to break down a bit. I found staining periodically extended the life about 5 years. My last set I did in recycled plastic - formed into lumber like strips 5/8 - 1” thick and 4-6” wide.
     
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  11. Nice F Holes

    Nice F Holes New Member

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    Excellent! I love building things - the process, and the reward of using what I made.

    I did a lot of woodwork when I had a house and space. Now I'm (slowly) building guitars. Electrics aren't much carpentry, but I'm gearing up and building fixtures to do an acoustic.
     
  12. Shreve

    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid

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    I build RC Sailplanes. Here’s a (ahem) larger one from 2 years back, pre-covering. It’s called a Sagitta Cross Country. Wingspan is 14’6”. Not very relaxing to fly, considering time and $$$ invested. And you thought guitars were bad! :eek:

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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Very nice work! I can imagine the gut wrenching feeling when a gust of wind catches that in mid air! And I bet landings are a joy!!
     
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  14. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    I've been learning to work wood through lockdown.

    My first project was to build a stand for some of my guitars, if you're interested, plans can be found here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AgAtEeNrW7APgZdeiirQm1OwAAwMBg

    It's a triple stand, 5 wooden components, 3 guitar wall hooks, and 9 felt buffers, all details for the components are in the PDF above.

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  15. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    I've also started my first scratch build guitar during lockdown, using hand tools wherever possible.

    A few photos, including the foreman, making sure I was doing it right . . .

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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great work and thanks for sharing pics. The dog is so cute!

    Just interested how you’re going to shape the rest of the neck?
     
  17. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    All by hand, rasps, files, and lots of sanding o_O

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  18. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    And did I mention swearing? ;)
     
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  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is that not lesson one in the luthiers handbook?!;)
     
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  20. NazgulUK

    NazgulUK Oops I did it again

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    I think lesson one is keep your fingers behind the blade ;)
     
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