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TigerSprings
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Southeast LA
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
What did you do to pronounce the grain? Porter Cable Restoration Tool?


teambooyah
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I have some bad news for you. The low side of the angled supports should always be on the hinge side. It's what prevents sagging. It's the most common gate mistake made.


MikeBRLA
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Zappas Stache
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Member since Apr 2009
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
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How many man hours in that piece?


I'm not sure. Worked on it off & on for a year maybe. I also was guessing at the dimensions since I didn't have anything to go on other than internet pics. I finally found a sketchup 3d model online I was able to query for dimensions. I was pretty close with my guesses but had to adjust the stuff I hadn't cut yet to proportionally match what I had guessed at and cut already. Still gives me a headache.


BoogaBear
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Member since Jul 2013
2830 posts

re: Post your Woodworking Projects
A little different wood working project. Buddy of mine is a lefty and always wanted a seafoam green telecaster. So I figured I'd give this a shot.

Learned a lot of finishing techniques, and made a lot of mistakes. All in all, he has a seafoam green telecaster, and a project guitar he can mess with.

Primed and ready
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/1RMh2YSw/20190610-203324.jpg


Coat of paint
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/nLqNk3Ts/20190611-115058.jpg


The guitar body had a binding around it, which was a huge pain in the ass. Had to be painted over, then hand scraped with a razor blade. Hardest part of the entire thing.

I found the Fender font and did his last name in the same font. Got a little run in the stain even 2 days after drying, but still looks good.
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/MpChVC02/20190703-075521.jpg


Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Qd92B8TJ/20190703-075518.jpg


Just have to solder the wiring in and it's done. Well and replace the string I popped.
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/qMRVTXBY/20190708-204708.jpg


The neck has about 15-20 coats of clear on it. Sanding between every 4th coat. I only used gloss on the head part of the neck so the back of the neck is semi gloss and lets the hand slide around easier.

The body has probably 30 coats total of clear. I did around 15 of semi gloss. Then started laying the gloss down. Sanding between every 4th coat working my way up from 800 > 1500 > 3000 grain sandpaper.

Waiting on the strings to come in so I can set the string height, intonation, neck relief etc.


X82ndTiger
LSU Fan
USA
Member since Sep 2004
1474 posts

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Sorry TigerSprings, I never saw the question. 4.5” angle grinder with steel wheel on it. Grind with the grain and grind a little deeper on the knots. Finish up with a palm sander to get it smoothed out. Really simple process just a little time consuming.

Here is a new table that I just built, except I am selling this one. Had a friend of the wife’s over at the house and she wanted one identical to the others I built.

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Clames
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I have some bad news for you. The low side of the angled supports should always be on the hinge side. It's what prevents sagging. It's the most common gate mistake made.



With the frame being welded steel tubing the angled supports work both in tension and compression unlike wood framed gates with mechanical fasteners. With what little weight is involved, the A500 tubing I used, and the 16 stainless steel bolts threaded directly into the frame for the 4 hinges I somewhat doubt sagging is going to be an issue.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
17149 posts

re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Working on a new coffee table. It will be a pretty simple table. 1st thing is was to turn the legs.











Clames
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
When I get my kegerator set back up, going to you to order a custom tap handle.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
17149 posts

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More work on the coffee table












What the?!?!


Son of a...
drill bit wasn’t deep enough. Reset and drill again







Aristo
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Baton Rouge
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TomSpanks
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
420 posts

re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Nice looking table, the legs look great.


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TomSpanks
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
420 posts

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Nice! What CNC do you have?


Aristo
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
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Nice! What CNC do you have?



Thanks! I went with an XCarve, but thinking about building my own .... maybe.


TomSpanks
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
420 posts

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Cool, I'm about to pull the trigger on an X-Carve.
Anything I should know before I do? Why you thinking of building your own?


TigerSprings
LSU Fan
Southeast LA
Member since Jan 2019
459 posts

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Thanks for the response. I haven't built a pine table top in a while, but I might just to do this. It's really cool.


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Jimmy2shoes
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Mar 2014
6294 posts

re: Post your Woodworking Projects
I built a table out of cedar for a kamado grill. What type of stain or sealant would you guys recommend for it?

Obviously it is outside exposed to elements. Not looking for a dark color and just something to try to slow the rot or weakness due to exposure.


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Aristo
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
9177 posts

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Don't get me wrong, I love the x carve but I want something bigger now and I have the 1000x. I wouldn't get their bits, but get some whiteside off amazon. If it's in the budget for upgrades, get the triquetra touch plate to do the x y and z at the same time. I got the inventables dust collection, but plenty of people make cheaper ones.


TomSpanks
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
420 posts

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Thanks for the info. I've been down the rabbit hole of DIY CNC the last couple of days and may go that route. The CNC4Newbies kit looks pretty beefy, and I definitely like the screw drives as opposed to the belts on the x-carve. Not sure if I want to DIY a controller or not, looks easy enough but I'm worried if I ran into any bugs I'd be lost so I may go with a prebuilt controller.


hashtag
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Aug 2005
21412 posts

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talk to me about the finish you did to get the vintage yellowish/orange look?


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