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    Bench Shots/Weekend projects.

    OK you know the drill.

    Bench shots and what your working on this weekend. Lets show/discuss them here.

    Since I have hit a layover on the jointer I have am going to jump into the bandsaw. It looks to be a very straightforward project. Except for the motor setup (just like the jointer) I don't expect any problems. I stripped it down last night to the bare casting. It's been primed and painted a few years ago. I have to strip some places down but over all it's not bad. So that it the project for today.

    I am hosting an Old Arn mini conference today. 2 old arn guys are coming by the shop.

    Jeff wants to clean up a drill press column on my lathe. He is bringing me two motors, one is probably going on the jointer.

    Then Bruce is coming down from Tennessee and is an expert on Rotary Phase Converters is going to educate me on building one of these. I think he is bringing one for Show and Tell. Will be picking his brain on how to build one of these.

    Sunday is Church and will probably piddle around in the shop that afternoon.

    Jeff
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    Dunno how much shop time I'll get tomorrow, my lovely wife has us going out shopping.....

    yeah, me the Dad, going shopping with his wife, and two daughters, a 13 year old and an 11 year old, what chance do you think I'll be doing anything other than holding shopping bags.....?

    Oh well, I'll take a good book I guess.....
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    Steve Clardy Guest

    parts for 71 Oak doors

    Various parts and doors here and there in the shop for one of my cabinet jobs I am trying to finish up.
    Attachment 8289
    Attachment 8290

    71 doors total.
    31 are flat panel for the pantry and laundry rooms.
    Attachment 8291
    The other 40 are for the kitchen and 3 baths.

    Attachment 8292Attachment 8293

    While Larry was here, He cut to length the rail and stiles, and ran them all through the double router table for me.
    This last two days I have cut panels and assembled the flat panel doors, and glued up and ran the oak panels for the arched oak doors.
    Assembling them now.

    Thinking back, I think this is the greatest amount of doors I've ever done for a cabinet job.
    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 08-06-2008 at 06:13 PM.

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    A couple of weekends ago

    Well I didn't get pictures posted when we did the project but a couple of weeks ago my son(Thad) and I built a race car. Yes we did but it was for my grandsons Cub Scout pack and was to be driven by one of the boys and pushed by all the rest. They were having a camp out up at the grounds where there is an old dirt track and actually a race car Museum on the grounds. The rules were simple the wheels could be manfacteured but the rest of the car was supposed to be fabricated. Well here is our attempt at building one and they actually won out over the rest of the packs, but that was more due to their athletic ability than the car. We thought it turned out pretty well foir a weekend effort..

    Garry
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 05-05-2007 at 03:02 PM.

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    This is kind of a small project but worthwhile for me. Here is a pile of router bits that I had piled in a small cardborad box. The drill was to dump them all out and hunt for what I needed. A waste of time and not good for the bits either. Typical of my nature.



    When I built my router table I was in a hurry to use it so I did not take time to build in any drawers or storage areas for bits so I have routers, bits, plates, wrenches, ect. all piled in the cabinet. I decided to build a small bit storage area to attach to the side of the table with scrap stuff laying around. I hate to throw away wood anyway.



    I just attached it to the cabinet. I see that there is a lot of wasted space but I keep my larger bits and sets in the wood boxes that they came in anyway so this will hold the good quality individual bits that I have bought seperately so it should work out.


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    This is sort of an anti-bench shot as it is the lamination for my 'next' bench's top. I wax-papered and used the TS / RT top for assembly as it is the flattest surface in the shop. I thought I would hurry through this thing by building it on top of the TS and therefor inconveniencing the heck outta myself. It is still taking longer than it should ;-)

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    Allen,

    That bit cabinet has got to feel a lot better than digging through a pile of bits. Nice work.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 05-05-2007 at 04:22 PM.

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    The status of my workbench, is CLEAN!!! Finally!



    However, the other side of the room is not quite so lucky.

    http://dontee.sistmllc.com/shopcabinets/

    Here is the corner counter all loaded up until I can get the cabinets rebuilt and hung. Then I can get back to it.



    I was amazed when I got my little "Do it all" work table unloaded and rolled it around to the big worktable. Different casters, and no thought what so ever to comparing the two but the little one is the exact same heighth as the big one. I can move the big work table anywhere I like and use the little one for a run-off table.



    In the near future, I intend to find someone who can put those gantry crane legs against the wall and install a 24' "I" Beam across the shop. I'll park something in front of the legs and they will dissappear. hehehehehehe

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post
    The status of my workbench, is CLEAN!!! Finally!



    However, the other side of the room is not quite so lucky.

    http://dontee.sistmllc.com/shopcabinets/

    Here is the corner counter all loaded up until I can get the cabinets rebuilt and hung. Then I can get back to it.



    I was amazed when I got my little "Do it all" work table unloaded and rolled it around to the big worktable. Different casters, and no thought what so ever to comparing the two but the little one is the exact same heighth as the big one. I can move the big work table anywhere I like and use the little one for a run-off table.



    In the near future, I intend to find someone who can put those gantry crane legs against the wall and install a 24' "I" Beam across the shop. I'll park something in front of the legs and they will dissappear. hehehehehehe

    DT
    Thats to clean!

    Wow Nice shop..
    Garry

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    I got these scattered on my table to pack up and take to Stu...



    I got a couple of deadbolts to put in, and then plumbing to do...connecting faucet hoses and piping.

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    This is not exactly a bench, and its not exactly a weekend project, but this weekend I did manage to get a start on my home's new addition. What an addition it is too. I was hoping things would go smoothly, but when the gravel truck went out of sight into the mud on the very first trip, I knew things were going to get bad.

    Then we hit a spring...under the exact center of my new addition. Not to the left, not to the right, not even forward or backwards, but right underneath the slab. It was not pretty.

    Oh well, spend a lot of money and move on I guess...





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