Strictly Woodwork

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My 1st thought was......How many steamy showers would the last rolls be exposed to? Those last few rolls could be very swollen by the time they reached the bottom ......(Bottom, being both figuratively and literally). Gives me question as to the actual practicality...... :D

I will have to do a study and carefully calculate how many rolls vs how many showers over time.

In my household, I have never had a shortage, but sometimes, the extra stock is in the hall closet just 4 feet away from the where it is needed most.

What a crappy thing to be thinking about..... [icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif]
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I noticed this morning that there is a limit on the number of sheets of OSB that can be purchased from the local lumber yards.

Apparently there is a shortage, and they are rationing it out.
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I have been making "chalk boards" lately. I happened across a bunch of framed boards while I was looking for some for my dart board cabinet.

I have an idea for two of them and would like some feedback.

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I am looking for someone that has an artistic touch for calligraphy that might be able to help me out.

Here is what I came up with on the computer:
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I know that if I do this myself, it would look something like this;
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Here is my dart board on wheels. It is semi-finished, I just thought I would study it for awhile and see what decorative alterations I want to make before it gets painted.
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The board portion can be lifted off so that the stand can be easily wheeled into the storage room when not in use.

Since I was making chalk boards for the wings, I made 13 more that I will sell.
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They are actually green in colour not black as seen in the photo. (Too much backlight screwed with the camera)
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Looks great.
One thing I like about your design, is it's easy to modify it and make it sliding. So if you have some children or short people over regularly you could lower it for them. Not that you would want someone with bad aim throwing darts in that room.

I am wondering if the paint you used on those chalk boards is that paint with metal in so you can stick a magnet on them too.

13 chalk boards, that's a bad number so you had better sell one quickly :biggrin:
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stuphoto wrote:Looks great.
One thing I like about your design, is it's easy to modify it and make it sliding. So if you have some children or short people over regularly you could lower it for them. Not that you would want someone with bad aim throwing darts in that room.

I am wondering if the paint you used on those chalk boards is that paint with metal in so you can stick a magnet on them too.

13 chalk boards, that's a bad number so you had better sell one quickly :biggrin:
Well, it's 15 if I add in the two for the dart board.
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Does look great Allanjh595.

Going to have to spend more time in my shop.
At the moment I'm getting ready to start the timber trellis.
I have poured concrete for the footings and installed the post brackets I made a while ago.
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Boy OH Boy.....

Ever since I set up my new dart board, I have been practicing.....and.....

Is my elbow/bicep become sore...... [icon_lol2.gif]

Anyone that considers darts a game and not a sport, just doesn't have any idea....... :130:


Today, I am working on my "torsion box" sawhorse (beams/supports/extensions), I don't know what to call them.

I made them out of an old couple of doors (5/8" thick MDF) I have been using them for a couple of projects now and I have found them very handy.
Just picture a hollow 6x6.
Today, I am going to rout out rectangles on both sides X12"L.
This will allow me to put clamps, or other stuff in a place off of the main work surface and allow for the use of smaller clamps.
I am just waiting for the glue to dry on my router jig before I can use it. I hope that I will have photos later today.

Have a great day, you fellow chippies.
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Here are the "torsion boxes' after the cut-out have been completed.
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Now they are so much easier to handle and I don't have to bear hug them to stand them up.

If I was to do it again, I would have used 3/4" plywood and a smaller router bit (I used what I had on hand, and that was a 1/2" bit).

Now I have a place to put the tools/clamps I am using in the holes and keep the work surface clear.
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saw this and I thought maybe some of you gents might be interested..it's a tool chest of an American Master Carpenter and piano maker dated 1890..

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That is one amazing tool kit, everything he needs neatly organized with no room to spare.
I wonder how much it weighs. With those planes in there I am thinking it looks heavy.
But then again, Men were Men back then.

Alan,
Have you made your own router table?
If you have I would love to see some photos of it, even if it's rough.
That is one of my next projects.
I have a fair amount of scraps I am trying to use up on small projects.

Oh I am in Kelowna today, and plan on buying a Spoke Shave.
I wish I could afford a Veritas but a nice Stanely will do.
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I have been thinking about building a router table, but that is as far as I have progressed. I have 10 routers, I am sure I can choose one of them for this purpose. I think it will be the monster Porter Cable with electronic speed control.

Most/all of my projects these days are on the small side, due to lack of space, the cost of lumber, etc.

I would be dangerous with a big space available. I would love nothing more than to get a big table saw with a 3Hp motor, and plumb a shop for dust extraction and a 5Hp compressor again.

I swear, my next home will be a 1000sq/ft house with a 2000+sq/ft shop and no neighbours within hearing distance of a big planer noise.
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alanjh595 wrote:I would love nothing more than to get a big table saw with a 3Hp motor, and plumb a shop for dust extraction and a 5Hp compressor again.
I had a KIng 3hp left tilt. Not a bad saw but I could see the blade wobble as it slowed down to a stop. I noticed a neighbours 3hp Delta 3hp cabinet saw did not do this.
Sold the King and have a Saw Stop now. No wobble.

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I used to have a Delta 3Hp, 220v, it was great! I just can't see spending the $$ on a Saw Stop.

Good table saws are hard to find these days.
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Sorry, several pictures spread over a few posts due to board limits.

I hope you don't mind me straying a little Alan,

My late, great, Uncle Carl did teach me the basics on how to restore wood projects, however I ultimately choose another avenue.
That is to age things.

So when a friend of mine with a second hand store had this box and offered it to me for $10 I jumped at it.
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With the idea of leaving it alone except for the hinges which don't match the age.
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I thought the clasp was perfect and left it alone.

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