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TIGERBAIT84
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
I saw you mentioned that you just learned about red heart.

For your LSU builds look into mixing yellow/Purple Heart.


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lsutiger2010
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
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If we’re getting specific, the photo you provided can go out of the window if we don’t know moisture contents?




The photo is relevant regardless of the moisture content. Even a climate controlled household will have humidity fluctuations through the seasons. I doubt his board will be kept in a vacuum.

Why build a board that you will have to worry about whether its going to be ruined if it is exposed to too much moisture? Just build it the right way the first time and there won't be anything to worry about.


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idlewatcher
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
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Also, what kind of oil did you use to seal/protect it?


Haven't sealed it yet DC. Big box store didn't have what I needed today so I had to go online and buy both the wax and the oil from here

Odie's Oil

Walrus Wax


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idlewatcher
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I'm not trying to rag on you. Just giving a heads up as I learned this the hard way when I started out. But I've been building/selling boards for nearly a decade now. It's a lot of fun and there are endless designs that can be made.


No worries man, you're looking out so I appreciate that.

No doubt about the endless designs. I've always liked the brick pattern boards personally and I think that is what I'll try my hand at next. Any suggestions of what wood to use?


TIGERBAIT84
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Woodcraft

Deal alert:

4 clamps, Bora parallel clamps (2) 24in and (2) 31in $99. A pretty solid value here. If you use code COMEBACK at checkout you’ll get free shipping.
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Chuckd
Louisiana
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Awesome. Thanks, I just ordered mine. I should probably order two sets but oh well


TIGERBAIT84
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
I agree, I’m tempted to order more.


PapaPogey
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Spent a little too much money this pst weekend, but got most of what I needed to start building some stuff around the house. I’ve got a small shelf in my storage room, but it’s inadequate for cutting long boards or doing any type of wood work because of lack of ventilation/space for when dust starts flying.

So first thing I needed to get any projects off the ground was a work bench. Put this one together in a couple of hrs with some of my new toys. Not perfect, but stout and cheap. Materials were cheaper than the 4 casters, but it rolls and locks so I can bring my miter outside to cut if I need to. I’m gonna add a couple of other things to it this week.

eta: please ignore whatever the previous home owner has going on with the garage sensor. Just bought the house 2 weeks ago so I haven't gotten around to unfricking that one yet.

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BoogaBear
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
From the Neatest thing you've ever built thread.

Got a couple more things knocked out around the house.

Dresser for the master bedroom.
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/4x01dRzQ/20190506-154120.jpg


Loft bed for my daughter, mounted a TV under it and put an led light strip. She loves it.
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Chuckd
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PapaPogey
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Well, first small project down almost completed. Definitely made some mistakes and could have been more time efficient, but it’s sturdy and square, so I’m good with it so far. Also, no matter how many times you square it up, at the end of the day construction grade lumber (pine in this instance) frickin sucks. Also, I’m getting some kinda rough ends on my cuts so I assume I should just go ahead and buy a different blade for me miter?

Also, going forward, should I add the “X” on each end like planned, or just leave as is?

The table top is pretty straight on the edges but should I go ahead and rip a straight edge with the skill saw before I finish it up?


Eta: something that was driving me crazy was how the 2x2 runners don’t have a straight edge so they leave a lot to be desired where they join up the with 2x4 legs. Is there any way to make this look better or square?

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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
You could router the edges and that will hide imperfections.

Keep a eye on Craigslist for a jointer. Now and then there is one up for sale for around $150. That would be a very good investment towards working with store bought wood. Also takes your wood working skills way up.


PapaPogey
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Good deal. I tell ya what though, I have a feeling this is going to be a fun side hobby. As aggravated as I got a few times, there’s some real satisfaction and peace with perfect cuts and joinery and I hope to improve my skills going forward. Hell, I almost want to rebuild the table because I know I could do a much better job if I had to re do it.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
The more you work with wood, you learn from your mistakes. Also, do take the time and look at your mistakes so you will remember not to make them again.


Glock17
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Just started working on this the other night... I had time to make the 3 boxes. I'll probably finish it up Thursday evening. Simple, but fun.

https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/three-tier-planter/


Image: https://woodworkingformeremortals.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/three-tier-planter-02.jpg


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PapaPogey
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Dulac, LA
Member since Apr 2008
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Here’s the finished product in my living room. Gets the job done.

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Drunken Crawfish
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
That looks great. Did you follow a set of plans for it?


PapaPogey
LSU Fan
Dulac, LA
Member since Apr 2008
37873 posts

re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Thanks

Ana white rustic x

Pretty easy to build, but I didn’t do the Xs on the end because I liked how it looked without them and I was eager to get it in my house

It’s far from perfect but I’m the only one who can tell because I built it. I could make much better and quicker the next go around. Fighting imperfections of the lumber made it more difficult than it needed to be
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jimbeam
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Very nice man


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the mighty weez
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2018
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re: Post your Woodworking Projects
Finally finished this end table... only took about a year! Turns out new babies really take a toll on project time.


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