Coffee and End Table Project (Part 4)

I have started work on the legs for my coffee and end table project today. While there was progress, it was not as much as I hoped.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 3)

I spend the day in the shed making the plywood components for the coffee and end tables that I am building for Po. Because of the nature of the project and the small size of the shed, I had to plan my cuts carefully.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 2)

My shipment of wood arrived this morning. It consisted of a sheet of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) that I will use to make the draws and 3 sheets of oak plywood.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 1)

My major woodworking project for this summer is a coffee and end tables that I promise Po that I would build 2 or 3 years ago. With the hardware store schedule to deliver the wood tomorrow, let me fill you in on some of the features of my project.
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Key Box

Introduction

A little while ago, my son’s girlfriend asked me if I could make a key box that she saw. I picked up enough supplies to make 2 boxes last week and finished the project today. (Actually, the hinges were sold in packs of 4, the catches in packs of 2, and the Plexiglas in 32″x30″ sheets. Also, I wasn’t going to pay $7 for 4 feet of clear pine when I could cut the pieces from a piece of 10″ knotty pine and have a lot left over.)

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One-Liner Wednessdays — A bridge on the road less traveled

A bridge on the road less traveled.

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Ever wonder where the road less taken goes. Me too, but I would think that this path was made by people who built bridges. Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednessdays — The Ladder

It is not where you are on the ladder that counts, it’s just being on the ladder that’s important.

Cats on Ladder #2

Background

This is a photo of The Boys, Sherlock and Theodore taken a few years ago. Sherlock has always been the top cat and Theodore, his brother, has been his sidekick.

 

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One Liner Wednesdays

1linerwedsbadgewesOne-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda Hill. Visit her blog and see the rules and to visit the pingback and links from the other participants. #1linerWeds

 

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One-Liner Wednessdays

An old worn tool that is still in daily service, is a tribute to its usefulness and the craftsmanship of its maker.

 

Background

I was in my woodworking shop the other day and I noticed the plane that I had been using for years. When it came to me from my father it had a cracked handled, but after 30 years it still does the job.

 

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1linerwedsbadgewesOne-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda Hill. Visit her blog and see the rules and to visit the pingback and links from the other participants. #1linerWeds

 

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Wooden Boxes from an Old Fence

IntroductionBanker Box

Last year when my fence blew down, leaving me with many good wide boards that I wanted to use in projects rather than just cut them up for firewood. At the time, I was in need of sturdy boxes, so I decided to make some wooden boxes. Continue reading

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Magnetic Spoon Rack

Magnetic Spoon RackIntroduction

My wife got a set of measuring spoons last year and wanted to display them on the fridge with magnets. However, the magnets were very small, about 1/8th of an inch. With 4 cats running around the house, we could not risk them eating a magnet. The solution was to make this little wooden rack to hold the magnets.
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