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Offline Cavebear

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #255 on: December 26, 2017, 10:02:41 AM »
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Re: Woodworking
« Reply #256 on: April 01, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
I know some people dont consider bamboo to be wood. But this video shows some complicated wood working skills

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Offline Cavebear

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #257 on: April 04, 2018, 01:48:47 AM »
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I know some people dont consider bamboo to be wood. But this video shows some complicated wood working skills

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Bamboo is a grass.  But that doesn't mean it doesn't have solid structure that can be worked.  One of the problems of searching for Southeast Asian artifacts is that bamboo was a great tool for them, but does not fossilize well.
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #258 on: April 04, 2018, 06:14:34 PM »
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No. I mean only building furniture for myself.  Starting with a real workbench.  I'm still using a cheap workbench that doubles as an extension to the old radial saw.  I am intending to build one of those rollable island workbenches like in the woodworking mags, then  some end tables, and finally a dining table.
One of the first things I built after getting reacquainted with working with wood was my bench.. I kind of went with the simple Paul Sellers design which is inexpensive and very well thought out using just plain 2x lumber.. He's got a ton of YouTube videos on the design to walk you through the entire process.
I've got a few years on in experience with the stuff I'm doing now and know the flaws I put in mine so I'll probably get around to rebuilding the top one of these days, but it's served me well for what I paid in material at the time..about $70 all total.  I didn't have a planer at the time so the top isn't very flat and I used softer pine..I'll probably go with yellow pine next time unless I get some outrageously great deal on some hardwood..
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #259 on: April 05, 2018, 01:06:28 AM »
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One of the first things I built after getting reacquainted with working with wood was my bench.. I kind of went with the simple Paul Sellers design which is inexpensive and very well thought out using just plain 2x lumber.. He's got a ton of YouTube videos on the design to walk you through the entire process.
I've got a few years on in experience with the stuff I'm doing now and know the flaws I put in mine so I'll probably get around to rebuilding the top one of these days, but it's served me well for what I paid in material at the time..about $70 all total.  I didn't have a planer at the time so the top isn't very flat and I used softer pine..I'll probably go with yellow pine next time unless I get some outrageously great deal on some hardwood..

There are several workbenches in my woodworking magazines and I have collected them on my dining room table to compare.  I'm going to choose one, but I need a balance between my construction skills and the quality.

I'm better at rough carpentry.  [url][http://cavebearslair.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-compost-bin.html/url]

But I plan to build a pair of end tables with "floating" tops this year and a dining room table next year.
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Re: Woodworking
« Reply #260 on: May 28, 2018, 02:51:36 PM »
You got the skills. The only thing that is different is that you gotta be a little bit more careful when you are measuring and cutting. ... and all those little things like changing from a 24tooth blade to an 80tooth blade.
and if something is driving you crazy there is probably a video on yutube to show how to make the jig that you need.
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Online Munch

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #261 on: May 28, 2018, 09:24:03 PM »
Saw these advertised recently for $20, really like the idea of these.

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Offline Cavebear

Re: Woodworking
« Reply #262 on: May 29, 2018, 01:39:25 AM »
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You got the skills. The only thing that is different is that you gotta be a little bit more careful when you are measuring and cutting. ... and all those little things like changing from a 24tooth blade to an 80tooth blade.
and if something is driving you crazy there is probably a video on yutube to show how to make the jig that you need.

I agree that my detail work needs work.  I'm slowly getting better, but I need to be more careful in the final measurements.  An and table will be goot pratice.
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