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I’ve worked with wood most my life and still learn something new ever time I start a new project. Post some pics of your handy work or some of your top secret tips or tricks.

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I'm about to build a cooking station for my Kamado Joe, and I put new trim and crown in my house last year...if that counts.

 

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Had to Google Kamando Joe, post some pictures when you start and along the way. Are you deleting the factory side shelves?

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Making my 12 year old a bed for Christmas, it has to be done by next Friday. 

Mock up from 2 weeks back.

 

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13 minutes ago, OHYO said:

Had to Google Kamando Joe, post some pictures when you start and along the way. Are you deleting the factory side shelves?

Something similar to that.  Was planning on starting it today, but Wilmington decided to break every rainfall record over the past 140 years this fall.

 

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30 minutes ago, thefuzz said:

Something similar to that.  Was planning on starting it today, but Wilmington decided to break every rainfall record over the past 140 years this fall.

 

Looks like a Big project . Treated on the frame or all cedar?  Treated wiould work except for the top because of food contact.

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Top secret tip. If you are using a screwdriver or long drill bit next to anything that scratches, put electrical grade shrink tube around the shaft. Drill bit extensions with that crappy rubber cover don't work too well. For a few pennies, you can save yourself a lot of headache. I used to install a lot of interior door knobs and never got a scratch. All of my 4 inch or longer driver bits have it done as soon as I got them.  Also, any interior bit with a hex body that I plan on using inside I install in my drill and use a piece of heavy grit sandpaper to round off the body smooth. The edges can't tear stuff up if they aren't there. 

Second tip, don't skimp on the screws. Drywall screws have a low sheer point and are pretty unrealiable if it's for any type of weight. It's cheaper in the long run to pay for the right type of screw and save yourself the headache when the top of the screw inevitably snaps off.

3rd tip. If you are doing any type of furniture and want to hide the screws, use one of your scrap pieces of wood and a hole bit and make your own plugs. you have to recess the screws when putting it together, but it gives you a really clean finish if that's the look you're going for. 

4th tip. January and February are roll out times at Lowe's and Home Depot, at least out here in the PNW. Don't forget to go check the bargain shelves weekly. You can snag some pretty good priced bits, saw blades,  and wood working tools for next to nothing. The wife is always shocked when I come home with $500 bucks worth of stuff she says I don't need and I tell her I only spent $20. 

5th tip. Don't use a sander or grinder to sharpen chisels,  invest in a high quality sharpening stone. If you over heat the edge which is really easy to do, you lose the temper and you might as well buy a new chisel. 

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I started to get into it once my shop was finished.  Quickly realized it's an expensive hobby and a meticulous one.  I'll just stick to my dirt bikes.  I dont need two money pit Hobbys lol.

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Headboard and footboard mock up, disassemble then fill and paint.

 

 

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I made my living building things out of wood for a good many years.  I still do occasional projects, but it has lost its allure for me for the most part.  Some of  things I have built by myself is an 18 x 26 foot garage, a 2 story 36 x 36 foot barn, a couple of sheds and chicken coops, couple of pump houses, many dog houses, numerous boats of all sizes and kinds, tons of furniture and cabinets, trimmed out my house and built my porch and stairs and decks etc., all my own bee boxes, pretty much anything made of wood that I use. 

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One of the projects I did was rebuilding a 1919 Ford model t station  wagon for a man - it had been in his family since new and had been sitting in a barn for about 60 years.  There wasnt much left of the wood but I saved what I could and rebuilt around that and all the original hardware.  I used white oak, old growth tulip poplar that I had stashed away and some river recovered old growth long leaf pine for the roof staves and rear floorboards.  I dont even think I have any pictures of it - it was displayed on the showroom floor of the local Ford dealership in ILM for a good while.  It pretty much looked  like this when I was done and may even be it, lol.

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22 hours ago, OHYO said:

Headboard and footboard mock up, disassemble then fill and paint.

 

 

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Make sure you use plenty of primer on the treated lumber 4x4's. Treated lumber is about soaking wet when it hits the racks in the stores and takes a long time to dry out. Even a small amount of moisture content will mess with the paint job.

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On 12/15/2018 at 2:52 PM, motocross_cat said:

I started to get into it once my shop was finished.  Quickly realized it's an expensive hobby and a meticulous one.  I'll just stick to my dirt bikes.  I dont need two money pit Hobbys lol.

Did this before too, except mine was an addiction to drag racing. I spent tons on it only to see it go up in smoke.

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4 hours ago, Anybodyhome said:

Make sure you use plenty of primer on the treated lumber 4x4's. Treated lumber is about soaking wet when it hits the racks in the stores and takes a long time to dry out. Even a small amount of moisture content will mess with the paint job.

It’s not treated 4x4’s, it’s repurposed rough sawn 5x5’s with lots of prep work done to them. 

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