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Posted: 10/17/2015 2:19:25 PM EDT
Recently I did the floor in the master bedroom and in the process bought some tools I had been putting off. Well now that I have just about all I need and had such a good time I'm gonna expand and build shelving in all our closets. Wife wants some "pipe" book cases for her "reading" area and just a bunch of other shit I never did because I never had the tools.

So first I need to make an actual workbench and a woodworkers bench as well.

Show me what you got and built etc!

Give me ideas!

Background: 2 years wood shop in high school followed by 3 years laboring/cutting/framing custom homes.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 10:47:36 AM EDT
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Nothing, huh....

Ok, well I'll just use this to update what I come up with

Still brainstorming what I am gonna do bench wise.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 10:55:30 AM EDT
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I built our coffe table and end table for living room.

Really just involved sanding and staining and building the frame.

That count?
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 10:56:42 AM EDT
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I turned this:


into this:


I bought some pre-laminated shelving boards, contoured them so I wouldn't lose an eye on a corner (if I came in too hot for some Cheetos), and re-laminated the edge.

And one time I dropped a picture frame and the frame broke but not the glass. So , I went and bout some cheap pine wood, and made this:


The raised portions that the pistols mount on screw in from the back and I made several versions for different pistols. It's got some flaws, but it was one of my earlier projects and I used nothing but a table saw.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 10:59:08 AM EDT
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Nothing big but have throw some things together with scrap wood.

Reclaimed pallet wood - saddle stand



Tossed together gun vice

Link Posted: 10/18/2015 10:59:50 AM EDT
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I built our coffe table and end table for living room.

Really just involved sanding and staining and building the frame.

That count?
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If you built it (modified etc) out of wood then yeah, it counts.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:11:09 AM EDT
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I recently had the kitchen redone.

Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:11:46 AM EDT
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Built this for the decks, mixer, and computer.

Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:11:53 AM EDT
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Recently I did the floor in the master bedroom and in the process bought some tools I had been putting off. Well now that I have just about all I need and had such a good time I'm gonna expand and build shelving in all our closets. Wife wants some "pipe" book cases for her "reading" area and just a bunch of other shit I never did because I never had the tools.

So first I need to make an actual workbench and a woodworkers bench as well.

Show me what you got and built etc!

Give me ideas!

Background: 2 years wood shop in high school followed by 3 years laboring/cutting/framing custom homes.
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Check out the threads in the reloading section here. I made a couple based off of the torsion beam design that someone posted plans for, it was so solid for reloading that I built one in the garage. Inexpensive too.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:16:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:27:38 AM EDT
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Oh shit... I won't show my wife those or she'll asking for stuff like that. I already have been tasked with using pipes for towel hangers in our bathroom. Plus a bookshelf bolted to the wall out of it. Problem their is I really don't think I can use too many pieces of pre cut pipe. I'll have to cut and thread it...


What kind of pipe did you use? What I've been seeing is I'll need malleable iron plates, connections etc with black steel pipes with the paint sanded off?
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:34:09 AM EDT
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I used all black iron pipe from Home Depot/lowes. 1" for the main parts and 3/4" for some variation. The floor flanges are the most expense part locally $10 each but you can order them online for around $3 I've found. I used all pre cut pieces and kinda made it work. I'm going to replace out living room TV stand with a pipe/wood one that I plan to start building very soon.

I actually built the coffee table when my wife was out of town one week for work and when she saw it....

Then

Then finally

She wasn't crazy about it but it was already built and it was staying put. Now she's okay with it.

ETA:

I love building stuff but have limited time so it can take a long time for a project to get finished.  The TV stand will be a challenge.

My next project is a headboard and night stands for our guest room.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:37:45 AM EDT
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these



Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:39:09 AM EDT
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I turned this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/003685.JPG

into this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Pantry_2_.JPG

I bought some pre-laminated shelving boards, contoured them so I wouldn't lose an eye on a corner (if I came in too hot for some Cheetos), and re-laminated the edge.

And one time I dropped a picture frame and the frame broke but not the glass. So , I went and bout some cheap pine wood, and made this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/8_13_2009_005.jpg

The raised portions that the pistols mount on screw in from the back and I made several versions for different pistols. It's got some flaws, but it was one of my earlier projects and I used nothing but a table saw.
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Looks like you go NO BEANS with your chili!
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:39:17 AM EDT
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Recently I did the floor in the master bedroom and in the process bought some tools I had been putting off. Well now that I have just about all I need and had such a good time I'm gonna expand and build shelving in all our closets. Wife wants some "pipe" book cases for her "reading" area and just a bunch of other shit I never did because I never had the tools.

So first I need to make an actual workbench and a woodworkers bench as well.

Show me what you got and built etc!

Give me ideas!

Background: 2 years wood shop in high school followed by 3 years laboring/cutting/framing custom homes.
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Great  how did that floor install come out.



With the closet you have to get everything out and then measure.   That's a job my wife wants me to do.   We are supposed to share a closet but she has the whole thing and my stuff goes up stairs in the extra room closet.


Edit I just checked that thread.   Floors look great.   Well done.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:39:50 AM EDT
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these

<a href="http://s957.photobucket.com/user/762RUM/media/D2F95C52-8130-4C59-B865-8352C4D00A28_zpsxbnws4av.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/762RUM/D2F95C52-8130-4C59-B865-8352C4D00A28_zpsxbnws4av.jpg</a>
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Nice. Wish I could have found wood that think for my table
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:42:50 AM EDT
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I built this and FBHO...



More fotos & back story here:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/he-wants-rustic-ok-56186/
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 11:46:59 AM EDT
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Nice. Wish I could have found wood that think for my table
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these

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Nice. Wish I could have found wood that think for my table



They were re-sawn

We're trying to get away from the Tupelo Gum heart wood because we have to replace ALL our blades after two tables, stuff is like steel.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 12:02:33 PM EDT
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I used all black iron pipe from Home Depot/lowes. 1" for the main parts and 3/4" for some variation. The floor flanges are the most expense part locally $10 each but you can order them online for around $3 I've found. I used all pre cut pieces and kinda made it work. I'm going to replace out living room TV stand with a pipe/wood one that I plan to start building very soon.

I actually built the coffee table when my wife was out of town one week for work and when she saw it....

Then

Then finally

She wasn't crazy about it but it was already built and it was staying put. Now she's okay with it.

ETA:

I love building stuff but have limited time so it can take a long time for a project to get finished.  The TV stand will be a challenge.

My next project is a headboard and night stands for our guest room.
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Yeah, the wife wants it but like most things being built she doesn't get the work involved. Like the pipe towel hanger. No I may or may not be able to use pre cut pieces, why? Because our house was built like shit and you never know where a stud may or may not be. For heavy ass pipe hanging on a wall I won't trust dry wall screws... shit will pull the whole chunk out lol! So odds are for even that little section it will be more work than expected. The book case deal she wants... man, I am expecting lots of pipe cutting and threading...



The closet she is just saying to go with the same kind of white painted wood... it's fucking particle board painted white... She says "resale" value but if I am gonna do the closet I am gonna use good wood and make it a nice "finished" space. I really don't plan on moving personally but she some how thinks we might one day...
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 12:02:58 PM EDT
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Looks like you go NO BEANS with your chili!
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I turned this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/003685.JPG

into this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Pantry_2_.JPG

I bought some pre-laminated shelving boards, contoured them so I wouldn't lose an eye on a corner (if I came in too hot for some Cheetos), and re-laminated the edge.

And one time I dropped a picture frame and the frame broke but not the glass. So , I went and bout some cheap pine wood, and made this:
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/8_13_2009_005.jpg

The raised portions that the pistols mount on screw in from the back and I made several versions for different pistols. It's got some flaws, but it was one of my earlier projects and I used nothing but a table saw.


Looks like you go NO BEANS with your chili!



LOL, the contents of the pantry sparked interesting commentary when I originally posted these....

The "NO BEANS" Hormel is for Chili Dogs only.... REAL chili doesn't come in cans.... and has beans!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 12:03:20 PM EDT
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Great  how did that floor install come out.



With the closet you have to get everything out and then measure.   That's a job my wife wants me to do.   We are supposed to share a closet but she has the whole thing and my stuff goes up stairs in the extra room closet.


Edit I just checked that thread.   Floors look great.   Well done.
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Recently I did the floor in the master bedroom and in the process bought some tools I had been putting off. Well now that I have just about all I need and had such a good time I'm gonna expand and build shelving in all our closets. Wife wants some "pipe" book cases for her "reading" area and just a bunch of other shit I never did because I never had the tools.

So first I need to make an actual workbench and a woodworkers bench as well.

Show me what you got and built etc!

Give me ideas!

Background: 2 years wood shop in high school followed by 3 years laboring/cutting/framing custom homes.



Great  how did that floor install come out.



With the closet you have to get everything out and then measure.   That's a job my wife wants me to do.   We are supposed to share a closet but she has the whole thing and my stuff goes up stairs in the extra room closet.


Edit I just checked that thread.   Floors look great.   Well done.


Thanks, I had a lot of fun doing it al said and done
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 12:03:34 PM EDT
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I always make my own work benches.

Here is my current reloading and clean bench.  I also build the cleats on Wall to add more stuff.   I built the shelves and everything up on walls also.



This is a krydex holster press I made for seejay.  He had the foam at his house.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 12:54:23 PM EDT
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Turned this -









Into this reloading bench -















Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:01:44 PM EDT
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For a New Mexico customer when I was a woodworker.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:02:08 PM EDT
[#24]
Solid piece of salvage teak -















Is now my computer desk -






Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:09:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:12:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:20:19 PM EDT
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I wanted a 6 ft  desk and matching printer stand.

I built all of it out of pine. So it's pretty light. Walnut stain on the tops.





Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:28:03 PM EDT
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Wow.

Where did you come across that??

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He stole it from a Battleship he found rusting away.

 
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:38:53 PM EDT
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Covertness and I made this shadowbox for my grandpa after I found his medals squirreled away at his house.  Archived Thread.  The frame took a lot of time to make and came out beautifully.

Final Product.  There's a "V" on the bronze star



Grandpa back in the day (far right):



Presentation:



...

Just recently Grandpa and I made this treehouse in the backyard.  He's 82 and he doesn't slow down.   Suspension cabling and beams.  Little brother was filming the "grand opening".

Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:41:58 PM EDT
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Nice. Wish I could have found wood that think for my table
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these

<a href="http://s957.photobucket.com/user/762RUM/media/D2F95C52-8130-4C59-B865-8352C4D00A28_zpsxbnws4av.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/762RUM/D2F95C52-8130-4C59-B865-8352C4D00A28_zpsxbnws4av.jpg</a>



Nice. Wish I could have found wood that think for my table


If you ever need some quality thick wood in boards up to 3-4" thick check out Mason's mill in Houston.
They stock everything from Cipo mahogany, black walnut, Cherry, just about any kind you can think of.
It's like a treasure hunt every time I go there. Very hard to leave without getting a ton of wood that is just to beautiful to pass up.

This is just one aisle of the warehouse, there are several.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:42:07 PM EDT
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Covertness and I made this shadowbox for my grandpa after I found his medals squirreled away at his house.  Archived Thread.  The frame took a lot of time to make and came out beautifully.

Final Product (note the cool corner inlay Covertness came up with).  There's a "V" on the bronze star

http://i59.tinypic.com/2i9oua0.jpg

Grandpa back in the day (far right):

http://i57.tinypic.com/2zgrj7o.jpg

Presentation:

http://i60.tinypic.com/331kvet.jpg

...

Just recently Grandpa and I made this treehouse in the backyard.  He's 82 and he doesn't slow down.   Suspension cabling and beams.  Little brother was filming the "grand opening".

http://i57.tinypic.com/2q2oak9.jpg
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Awesome all around!
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:50:04 PM EDT
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Bookcase I built for the upstairs gameroom.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:52:36 PM EDT
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these

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<a href="http://s957.photobucket.com/user/762RUM/media/A14D1AE5-A103-4295-AE6F-A2F69FC43A60_zpslnvqqyqb.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae52/762RUM/A14D1AE5-A103-4295-AE6F-A2F69FC43A60_zpslnvqqyqb.jpg</a>
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Where did you get the legs for the butcher block table (the first picture?) I have a 4X6 piece that I want to make a workbench out of but need some easy table legs to mount to it. Those look perfect!
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 1:58:07 PM EDT
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Bookcase I built for the upstairs gameroom.
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Beautiful!
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Awesome!
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 5:27:05 PM EDT
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Covertness and I made this shadowbox for my grandpa after I found his medals squirreled away at his house.  Archived Thread.  The frame took a lot of time to make and came out beautifully.

Final Product (note the cool corner inlay Covertness came up with).  There's a "V" on the bronze star

http://i59.tinypic.com/2i9oua0.jpg

Grandpa back in the day (far right):

http://i57.tinypic.com/2zgrj7o.jpg

Presentation:

http://i60.tinypic.com/331kvet.jpg

...

Just recently Grandpa and I made this treehouse in the backyard.  He's 82 and he doesn't slow down.   Suspension cabling and beams.  Little brother was filming the "grand opening".

http://i57.tinypic.com/2q2oak9.jpg
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That's really cool,  grandpa was bad ass.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 5:40:52 PM EDT
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Where did you get the legs for the butcher block table (the first picture?) I have a 4X6 piece that I want to make a workbench out of but need some easy table legs to mount to it. Those look perfect!
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Another ARFCOMer and myself build these

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Where did you get the legs for the butcher block table (the first picture?) I have a 4X6 piece that I want to make a workbench out of but need some easy table legs to mount to it. Those look perfect!



We designed them, they are cut on a waterjet from 11ga cold rolled steel, then press broken at a 90 down the center and once on the bottom to form the foot. We have designs for them in 16", 24", and 30" heights at the moment.
Link Posted: 10/18/2015 5:49:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2015 5:28:36 PM EDT
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Found a bench design with some planes to work from. Gonna beef up some areas for a clamp and add some drawers or something.

http://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/modular-workbench/view-all

Haven't done much, just putting shelves up in the garage to make room for the bench.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 3:01:04 PM EDT
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Fixed some cabinet doors for the gf. Original panels were broken and had been removed. Took a slab of African mahogany, had it planed to 5/8". Doors were 3/4" wider at the bottom, so had to be careful when laying it all out. Routed the edges with a hand router, sanded, stained, and urethaned.





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