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    Barnwood - first time and probably my last -update base assembled

    My neighbor had an old barn on a family property. It has a lot of sentimental value to him, and he asked me to make a table out of it...... couldn't say no...... but is accustomed to working with flat, square stock...and this ain't..... So there is a lot of bug eaten stock here and after getting...
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    Another little cherry table.....

    I just love the looks of the simple cherry table.... Had a tough time with the finish on the top. I thinned some poly and put a few coats on (satin) but it kept leaving lines when it dried... When I tried to level them, 0000 steel wool, then 2000 grit paper, made it cloudy... finally I took a...
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    Just a little table....

    Years ago my wife did this: Yes, it's a popcorn tin with a glass top. She found this on Pinterest or etsy: So I had my project.... First get approval: Sorry didn't figure out how to rotate that... I like poplar for painted pieces Making circles Adding a lip Circles, more...
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    Little table

    My wife is in our church prayer group, and they wanted a small table, so I was volunteered....I had some cherry - not particularly clear but useable - so I made this one along the lines of Paul Sellers. It was a fun little build. I did not have the correct router bit to do the profile my wife...
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    Grizzly G0490X motor trouble- update - Phil solved it!

    Figure I should update this in case anyone has the same trouble. Phil came over a couple weeks ago and within a couple of minutes found a couple of loose wires at the bottom of the mag switch. Reconnected them and up and running.... my shop is small and I have to move this every time I use it...
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    Coffee table almost done

    Just one more swipe with the finish and attach the top, but this is what the final table looks like. First time working with epoxy and first time doing butterflys and angled m&t - the base is wider at the floor but the pics don't show it very well. I left a few saw marks, some worm holes and...
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    Epoxy question

    So I have been playing with a piece of walnut, and wanted to try filling the split with epoxy. Is my first time using epoxy, and fitting butterflies... I want the epoxy to be glossy once this is finished and I have sanded it (just the epoxy part) to 2,000 grit.... it is still hazy so on the far...
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    Baby gates

    So just before I got my new job, my neighbor asked if I would make him a couple of baby gates. It's a fun little project, mostly cause I really like doing m&t's - and there are 24 on each of these... He wanted painted ones so these are ready for sanding/scraping and paint. This working full...
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    New benchtop - done.

    Got everything done that I planned to do- Had the leftover plywood from the previous top so it fit in the well.... waste not.... Everything in my shop is on wheels and finally found some that supposedly can handle 800#. So far they are pretty nice and it's easy to move this thing around...
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    New benchtop

    I made my workbench years ago from 2x and plywood. Limited space has me using the bench for storage as well. So it has always been a little flexy and I have wanted to replace the top with something more substantial. Almost a year ago Stuart (NC furniture school) traded me a pile of Jatoba for my...
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    Another game board

    This is the first board I made- it was a little too big for the original project so I found another use for it. Thanks again to Donn for sanding it level for me. It is made of exotic Wihla wood. (Wihla = What I Had Lying Around) The top is maple and walnut and the box is sapele- I think. A...
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    Game table project

    When I was a kid we had this game table: Probably older than me and in pretty rough shape. Long story short two of my sisters wanted it but dad gave it to the youngest. I told my other sister I would make one for her and here is my interpretation... thanks Donn, Charlie, and Phil for the...
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    Raleigh area machine shop

    So I finally figured out why I cannot get my grizzly jointer dialed in - the fence is not flat. It is out .012 from top left to bottom right. I can buy a new fence from them for $82 plus freight but I was thinking maybe I could get the existing fence fixed by a machine shop locally. I tried True...
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    Finished bench

    Finished a small entryway/storage bench for my daughter QSWO and walnut. Couple of coats of waterlox and done.
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    The upside of being unemployed

    I have been able to spend lots of time in the shop. Still takes me a long time to complete a project but am having a good time. Soon to be a game table- Going to be an entryway bench Walnut bookcase/movie storage Painted bookcase - left room to have a unicorn painted on the faceframe...
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    Fixed my G0490x

    Was having a constant problem with the pulley wheel on the motor of my grizzly jointer working its way off the shaft- here's the old one: . I found a guy on sawmill creek who had the same problem and solved it by changing the sheaves - back to old school belt style. However the sheave on the...
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    Finished my billiard chair&table project

    Plus I wanted to see if my pics would load and it was easy. Thanks for the new site!
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    Second chair done

    Got the second billiard chair done. Made a change to how the seat fits in the legs. I cut into the legs to hide the room I left for movement. I like this better, but now I guess I have to make another one so my set matches! Not right now though, next project is a table to go between them...
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    Raleigh/Apex to Ayden and back

    Stuart at the NC furniture school in Ayden is going to trade some wood for my dovetail jig. While the jig going to Ayden is small, the lumber will be over 8' long so am sure a truck will be needed for the Ayden to Apex leg. Should be about 7 boards.. coffee, doughnuts, gas$ etc. happy to...
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    Photo in its natural habitat

    Finally got this one done and set it free. Now it needs a mate (about halfway thru the next one)

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