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American flag bench #3: Bought a small craftsman router/table combo and a couple roundover bits.

11-04-2018 08:44 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

I bought a router/table combo from sears ($100) and a couple roundover bits ($15 each). I rounded over the tops of all 13 slats then sanded them down. Then I dryfit them using 1/4 inch nuts as spacers. Had to drill new holes because most of the boards didn’t line up with current ones. Bought Ace hardware out of 1/4”x1.5” bolts nuts and washers for now (13). I’ll have to go back later for the rest. When all is said and done it will have cost me ($30)

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American flag bench #2: Tried a cheap harbor freight sandblaster but it was a fail so I sent ends out!

11-03-2018 04:53 PM by Dubbs | 0 comments »

After my harbor freight fail.. I found a local guy who sandblasted and primed the ends. Cost: $75 but came out very nice. I then sprayed them 3 coats of silver and 3 clear coats. My next step was to choose a wood? I planned this to be a very inexpensive project so after the expense of sandblasting I went with a very unpopular choice of poplar ($48).

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American flag bench #1: Turning a very old rusted bench into a patriotic showpiece

11-03-2018 02:46 PM by Dubbs | 1 comment »

I picked this bench up off Craigslist for $10 wood was to far gone to save. Plan is to sandblast ends repaint them silver and do an American flag themed bench.

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Making Tree into Rope

11-03-2018 02:02 PM by MaxAdvoko | 0 comments »

Hi folks! This video is about making a primitive rope from a young fir. Such rope was used by loggers and raftsmen in the past. Admittedly, the fir rope is less flexible than traditional rope and it will be harder to tie into a knot, but it only takes a few minutes to make such rope.Moreover, this DIY rope has a number of unexpected woodworking uses that I will tell you about in this three minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3MpFoIX5uw.

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Shop stuff #140: Fixing a snow blower.

11-03-2018 03:18 AM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Not wood working, but they can make the path to the shop a bit easier. I went with a friend to pick up his Father In Laws snow blower that has been sitting for 2 years. Not using things sometimes leads to problems. So I took a day and fixed it up for him. A change of pace from the usual in my shop. View on YouTube

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Exhaust Heat Shield (toy trucks) drilling indexing jig

11-02-2018 02:45 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, Haven’t posted for a while other than make annoying comments to others’ posts. Thought I’d slip in this quickie little blog to give you guys a chance to reciprocate. I was besotted by J’1974’s build of one of his models using a “perforated” exhaust heat shield. He even went to the trouble of writing up a blog. With my failing eyesight bolstered by ill fitting glasses, I contemplated that there must be an easier way to do it ...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #9: Other projects – Evolution of a Shop Vac cart

10-29-2018 05:46 PM by Bluenote38 | 3 comments »

And… I built a Dust Deputy based Shop Vac Cart. Like everyone I started with 1, 2, 3 Shop vacs. And like everyone I found they were great for general vacuuming but filled/clogged fast. I just HATED emptying these and knocking out the filter because invariable dust ended up everywhere. So reading through lots posts and articles (and being cheap) I tried the PVC pipe and bucket idea. It worked pretty well for big stuff but the fine dust still clogged the filter and frankly it was a pain to u...

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How I made #11: Floor Lamp with LED Light

10-26-2018 12:23 PM by WoodenWorldDenic | 6 comments »

It all started by asking myself how to use a walnut board with a natural edge, which left from some other project. I wanted to put a plexiglas between two such boards, but I later changed my mind and decided to use only one board, because it seemed visually to me more tempting. For the light source I used a LED strip that illuminates the side of the plexiglass, giving an interesting visual effect. The ability to adjust the intensity and color of the light is convenient for obtaining the appro...

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Getting my tools ready #32: Lawn Tractor/ Wood shed from repurposed construction materials

10-22-2018 01:26 AM by DocSavage45 | 0 comments »

What have I been doing???? Haven’t posted projects. Needed a place to put our new used Poulan Pro lawn tractor and to store lumber I’m milling. As always comments and critiques welcome! If ya got a minute like me on YouTube. Thanks! Another great idea that wasn’t except instead of cost of new materials there was the cost of time??? and You betcha Murphy was in there helping. Took a lot of video and pictures but I’m thinking it’s only interestin...

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Fire-Carved Log Furniture

10-21-2018 04:34 PM by MaxAdvoko | 0 comments »

Hi folks, I made this log furniture for my log cabin. It turned out to be great looking, practical and long-lasting. If interested you can see the process on my youtube channel Advoko MAKES: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1ufNROdAxto9Fr0jnEE2Qp.s. My new channel was just featured in OFFGRID magazine, sorry for so much bragging…)) https://www.offgridweb.com/preparation/video-fire-carved-log-furniture/ Best, Max Egorov (Advoko MAKES)

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