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Old 03-27-20, 12:52 PM
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Shelter in place projects

Making a table for the dining room- actually project/ workout room.

Cherry, from planks that were about to be tossed at the dump.





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Old 03-27-20, 02:38 PM
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That is awesome! I wish I had those skills.
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Making a table for the dining room- actually project/ workout room.

Cherry, from planks that were about to be tossed at the dump.



Beautiful table!
Elegant in its simplicity.
I'm afraid my project is considerably more crude. I'm teaching myself to TIG weld.



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Old 03-27-20, 04:39 PM
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Foo is down the hall.

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1196261-what-s-your-isolation-obsession.html

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Old 03-27-20, 05:58 PM
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Beautiful! That's awfully nice wood to find at a dump. Looks like either a very wide piece in the center or book matched. Well done!
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Old 03-27-20, 06:40 PM
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Nice job.
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Have had my Uncle's pocket watch for 40 years and it never worked. Ordered some inexpensive pocket watch tools from Amazon(very small screws and parts to deal with). Took it apart(YouTube help) last night and found the mainspring broken. Ordered a new one today from Ebay. They sell everything. Sheltering in place made it happen...
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WAS going to paint. When the announcements came out about distance learning, we went out and bought gallons of paint, brushes, sand paper, etc...Turns out our elementary school is providing daycare for essential parents. So I am helping provide child care.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:33 PM
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Sewing room project for my wife. She's long had a drop-leaf cutting table with a narrow top and gate legs (swing out) to hold up the leaves. She wanted one larger and with storage, so bought two IKEA cabinets to set back-to-back and I'm making a base for the existing casters and fitting the existing metal gate legs to support a larger top made from a sheet of melamine from Lowe's.

Her plan was to be able to fit the 42" x 72" cutting sheet completely on the new top.


Two sections of the old top on the new larger base. Old base was a metal frame made of 1" square tubing and was somewhat rickety.


New top will go on this.
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Old 03-29-20, 05:36 PM
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This was my project for this winter. Our school district's bike safety fleet needed a major deep cleaning and overhaul of all 37 bikes; including lubing the hubs and headsets, cleaning and lubing chains, and replacing parts as necessary. I put in over 140 hours doing the work. Unfortunately, I finished about 2 weeks before the %$&# hit the fan. Fortunately it was before they closed the schools down, which cut off my access to the bikes. I doubt if we will have any classes this spring. The teachers have enough worry things to worry about. Hopefully, about 150 5th graders will be safe and appreciate the clean, and well mantained bikes in the fallI. t was a labor of love It would hasve been a good project while sheltering in place.


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Old 03-29-20, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Making a table for the dining room- actually project/ workout room.

Cherry, from planks that were about to be tossed at the dump.





I like you shop. Lots of stuff lying around. I especially like your wooden planes. I make a cherry bed frame a few years ago. It did not take that much cherry but it cost about $350 just in wood. Good job salvaging the wood.
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I have two projects I've been working on. The most recent is my ability to make a diamond knot for use in a soft shackle. The older project is the design of a 100ft. racing trimaran purely as a design exercise. To build it would take numerous 10s of millions of dollars so it never will be built but is nevertheless an interesting project I've been messing with for the last year or so. The video is of a recent race down the N.Atlantic and S. Atlantic, then across the S. Atlantic to Africa and then home. They top out at about 45 knots but more typically sail at 35 to 40 knots. One of the boats sailed around the world in 42 days. As a long time sailor, these boats are the eqivalent of the space age compared to biplanes hence my fascination.
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Finishing the last frame I plan on making. I have built two touring frames, two daily rider road frames, and this last one is a go faster daily rider that is modeled after the old Carlton frames that accommodate wider tires, or as you wish, modern gravel bikes. They are mostly the same design. No pics at this time, it is 4am and I am not in the workshop.
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I was thinking more on the lines of a 9 month project with the wife
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
Another good collection of tools. Fine job of carving of grebe? (not a birder). Could you post a pix after painting?
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Another good collection of tools. Fine job of carving of grebe? (not a birder). Could you post a pix after painting?
Thanks, Hopefully, it will turn out to look like a wood duck. But you never know, I once caver a chukar partridge, which looked a lot like a pigeon
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Old 04-01-20, 12:42 PM
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Finished my portion of the new cutting table and hand-trucked it down the hill to the den door to get it into the house and its ultimate destination, the sewing room. She'll install the drawers in one side and the cabinet door on the other and then fill it up, but my work is done. Now I can move on to other chores, like maybe working on a bike. Or maybe even riding one!


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covid-19 bike challenge on hold

After a close tornado and no power for two days I'm reworking the battery mount system and generator setup for the house. No serious damage to my house but the rain barrel overflow drain system on my workshop disappeared. Too cold to ride until tomorrow anyway.
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...but the rain barrel overflow drain system on my workshop disappeared.
You need something with a little more heft. Photo of the setup nearly complete.
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I built this from my parts bin.


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I have clamp envy.

Looks great, BTW.
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I have clamp envy.

Looks great, BTW.

Thanks.

I have 80-90, not counting spring clamps.
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Y'all are proving to be a resourceful bunch. Well done.
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Iím no craftsman by any stretch and am gobsmacked at the skill that went into building that cherry dining table. Lovely! I recently built a contemporary display console from leftovers of ĺĒ MDF and birch plywood but it still needs to be sanded, caulked, primed and painted. Itís minimalism at its finest which suits me as my wood working skills are limited at best. Our attached and unheated garage also doubles as a work space for small wood projects and bike maintenance and I normally use the space during seasonably warmer months of the year. Itís presently below freezing in there and is snowing outside. For now, the table sits unfinished in our basement.

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