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Woodworking Projects - Share your craft!


By pinball_faz

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

I started another thread about woodworking shops and we got talking about projects.

faz

Here's one to start. The laundry room cabinet. Mission Style w/hand rubbed wax.

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#2 3 years ago

Here is another. The "media wall".

Mirrored cabinets on both sides of the fireplace. The doors have reeded glass panels or the matching quartersawn oak of the wainscot. The drawers are basically bins on felt feet. Each cabinet has power, cable, hdmi and cat5 running to it (built this pre-802.11G).

The top is a slab of granite that I had... split it down the middle with a grinder

The wainscot on the top has oak banding with quartersawn plywood panels. Each panel locks in on the horizontal bands (they are fixed). The vertical bands are held on with Velcro... both sides, but it's easier to see on the side without the TV. This leaves a 1.5" space behind the panels for running cables, wires, power to devices. The side with the TV really has all the wires. There's a chase that runs behind the wall that guides the wires up/down.

faz

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#3 3 years ago

I've made a bunch of these wine picnik tables. Great gifts and quick to make.
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#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

I've made a bunch of these wine picnik tables. Great gifts and quick to make.

Elegant design - simplicity wins every time!

Very nice,
faz

#5 3 years ago

Well, I will forego pics of furniture, this is still a pinball forum after all.
Shuffleboard table. Maple playfield with mahogany cradle
Multi-arcade, done in the shape of the mascot for Wake Forest. I used about a dozen different veneers. Unfortunately, I messed up my shoulder making it since I was dealing with lots of exotics (wenge, rosewood, ebony, etc.). All curves meant little work with a veneer saw. I was stuck with X-acto knives. It's like trying to cut concrete with a butter knife.

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#6 3 years ago

Ok, here's one that's pinball-ish. Box joint stool w/angled sides.

The kids used these for years to brush their teeth or raid the cookie jar.
fa

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#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

All curves meant little work with a veneer saw. I was stuck with X-acto knives. It's like trying to cut concrete with a butter knife.

But it looks GREAT! If it was easy... everyone would do it
faz

#8 3 years ago

Not exactly a project but I did need a new neck. If you want something done right do it yourself.

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#9 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

But it looks GREAT! If it was easy... everyone would do it
faz

Thanks...and now there is one less person that will do it...me!

#10 3 years ago

Here's a pinball project that I made. A mini cabinet for an iPad. It had a Bluetooth controller inside to connect the buttons
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#11 3 years ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

A mini cabinet for an iPad.

Pinball "Mini-Me"
Nice!

#12 3 years ago

Here's some toys I made for the kids... a long time ago...

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#13 3 years ago

This is a bookshelf (actually made two of them... one for each of my boys). Oak adjustable shelves w/hand made moldings.

This was a pretty fun project.
faz

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#14 3 years ago

One pinball one not. Completely new KISS Cabinet.

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#15 3 years ago

Wow! Both look great. How'd you do the artwork? It's perfect.

As for the chess set...holy cow... I wish I could do work like that. Can you play without wearing sunglasses?
The finish is insane.
faz

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

Wow! Both look great. How'd you do the artwork? It's perfect.
As for the chess set...holy cow... I wish I could do work like that. Can you play without wearing sunglasses?
The finish is insane.
faz

The artwork for the cabinet was with stencils from Twisted Pins...Worst stencils I've ever seen. I even tried to contact them to help them fix the errors in their artwork and never got a reply back. As far as the chess set, don't really have enough time to do those anymore. No real demand for them...just give them away as gifts.

#17 3 years ago

What's wrong the artwork? I can't see fine detail with the lower-res photo.
Sorry it did not work out.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

What's wrong the artwork? I can't see fine detail with the lower-res photo.
Sorry it did not work out.

It turned out fine.... Their stencils are were just very difficult to apply as they have no registration marks which make alignment difficult.

#19 3 years ago

Well, then I'm back to saying, "It's Perfect"...

I think the standard response for such a problem is:
"I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities for growth that this task will afford me"

I think you won in this case even if it was a PITA.
faz

#20 3 years ago

Here's another. A futon. It does flatten out but its really heavy ... solid oak. Could not demo the transition alone.

My first introduction to Mortise and Tenon Joints.... so many...

Design courtesy of Wood Magazine Issue 86, February 1996
faz

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#21 3 years ago

Here is a Tree Bookshelf that I made for my daughter when she was born. It is made of wood and fiberglass but I will still call it "woodworking"

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#22 3 years ago

Here's another. I picked up this ancient card table. The top was severely cracked. Several joints failed / split and there were two huge gouges.

Step 1: pull apart all the weak joints
Step 2: plane the boards square and reglue
Step 3: picked four points that overlapped the two gouges where I removed the material for the four matching Dutchman.

The kids used it for years as a game table (hence the nice scratches and water stains).... but that's what furniture is for... to be used
faz

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#23 3 years ago

This one is a semi-failed project, but it was my first attempt at an 8-bit Super Mario cutting board. I used purple heart, walnut, maple, and pine. The pine and maple were too close in color to distinguish Mario's skin from the border. I was hoping the finish would bring out more contrast but no such luck. In the upper left behind Mario's head there is one block of maple lighter than the rest that I accidentally glued up on it's edge. Next time I'll switch the maple from end grain to edge grain (and maybe change the maple to be Mario's skin and the pine to be the border), which would have worked much better.

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#24 3 years ago

I made a bunch of toe pincher coffins for Halloween this year, my daughter really wanted one of her own lol

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#25 3 years ago

I posted this in the Guitars thread, but you guys might like it ...

When I was 18 and worked in the music store, there wasn't any of the cool guitars available here that I saw in the guitar mags. So I decided to make them.

Although I was a retailer (worked in furniture stores all my life, except for the 3 mths in the music store) I have always been a tinkerer. I got the high school "best woodworker" award and got the highest mark in the exams. And I had a shed full of tools to use.

I ran some Rhoads type Vs and some super strats. I made the bodies, and used ESP necks, dimarzio pickups and Ibanez trems. The strats and Vs were made from Honduras mahogany, same as Les Paul's. They sounded super sweet if I do say so myself.

After the first run, the NZ import laws changed and cheaper, good quality guitars started coming onto the market, so I quit making them.

This is all that I have left ... some things I was tinkering with. They have been sitting around for 25 years now.
1/ Tele body .. American maple body with flame maple veneer on top. Headstock done to match. I have gold hardware somewhere for this.
2/ Tele body ... American maple, routed out tone chamber, with two piece maple top.
3/ a Honduras mahogany strat .. this was a second (ESP changed neck size on me) so I experimented on it, including hand painting the big A on it lol. Hey, I was 18 ...
I only know one guy who has one of my Tiger guitars, and he still plays it to this day. His is the sister of the Anarchy guitar, same colour and style. I often wonder where the other ones are!

rd

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#26 3 years ago
Quoted from pin2d:

my first attempt at an 8-bit Super Mario cutting board

I thought it looked pretty good. Getting those cubes to line up is super hard... harder than you'd think. I made a knife block like that out of less exotic woods (no pics of that one). Maple, Oak, and Walnut. I had similar challenges.

Quoted from andrew13:

I made a bunch of toe pincher coffins for Halloween this year,

Pretty nice looking although the photo of a person inside one really makes me sad.

Quoted from rotordave:

When I was 18 and worked in the music store, there wasn't any of the cool guitars available here that I saw in the guitar mags. So I decided to make them.

I've always wondered... does the wood choice impact an electric guitar like it would an acoustic? Just wondering.

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

I've always wondered... does the wood choice impact an electric guitar like it would an acoustic? Just wondering.

Moreso I would think. The acoustic sound is generated a lot by the chambers inside the body. The timber used is very thin.

Electric, the timber is thick. Maple sounds bright, mahogany is dense and sustains more.

rd

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

I thought it looked pretty good. Getting those cubes to line up is super hard... harder than you'd think. I made a knife block like that out of less exotic woods (no pics of that one). Maple, Oak, and Walnut. I had similar challenges.

Pretty nice looking although the photo of a person inside one really makes me sad.

I've always wondered... does the wood choice impact an electric guitar like it would an acoustic? Just wondering.

We do Halloween big at our house every year, my 3 year old loved her coffin I couldn't get her out of it!

Hopefully I didn't offend anybody, it's amazing how many people were disturbed that I would make a child sized coffin. ☺️
The mid-sized coffin is fully automated with pneumatics, strobe lights, sound effects, and fog machine...

#29 3 years ago

Not offended.. kids are kids.. and they have fun in strange and wonderful ways. They are fearless; limits don't apply!

As an adult we fear (for ourselves and them) and know the tipping point in most circumstances.
faz

#30 3 years ago

Not my talent...but my hobby to enjoy...I do help with design ideas, when they let me!

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#31 3 years ago

Oooh... I love puzzle blocks. I made one of those somewhere...

Nice inlay on the table the grain is well done. Nicely planned.
faz

#32 3 years ago

Heres a link to my friends work......

http://www.stickmanpuzzlebox.com/stickman-puzzle-gallery.html

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#33 3 years ago

I use to do alot with wood when I had a cnc, pub tables with names in a different timber, mdf surf coffee tables and then sprayed, surf clocks, sheel shaped jewellery boxes, and a jukebox (cnc died so still yet to finish it lol).

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#34 3 years ago
Quoted from andrew13:

I made a bunch of toe pincher coffins for Halloween this year, my daughter really wanted one of her own lol

slightly freaky but funny at the same time seeing your daughter in the mini coffin...

nice work.

#35 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Heres a link to my friends work......

Nice... that took a lot of patience.

Quoted from swinks:

I use to do alot with wood when I had a cnc,... a jukebox

What was inside "Woodie"? Storage for electronics or media. Nice vainer work... sheets that large had to be a real challenge.
faz

#36 3 years ago

Here's a quick project that I made last year.

An android tablet turned into a jukebox
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#37 3 years ago

This isn't really "woodworking" as there's no great skill level, but I have had a lot of fun with all my Timberkits. Click...

http://www.jeff-z.com/timberkits/index.html

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#38 3 years ago

I don't do any woodworking, but here's a link to my brother's biz -

http://www.woodysfenders.com/

Pretty cool stuff

#39 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

I don't do any woodworking, but here's a link to my brother's biz -

Wood bike accents.... Brilliant!

#40 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

What was inside "Woodie"? Storage for electronics or media. Nice vainer work... sheets that large had to be a real challenge.
faz

a hidden draw for manuals, remotes etc.

as for the large front panel - biscuit joiner various exotic timbers - Huon Pine, 2 x Purple Heart centre strips and the very centre strip was ash then clamped and then machined front and back. In the back of the woodie logo is hidden leds that colour change and light up the logo. Also behind the sub speaker grill will all the holes is a mini coloured fluro as is behind the 2 vertical outer timbers.

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#41 3 years ago

some pretty cool work by everyone else

#42 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

slightly freaky but funny at the same time seeing your daughter in the mini coffin...
nice work.

Thank you,

I found one more picture with the lid on, A little more creepy with her eyes close though.

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#43 3 years ago

lol, yes a little more creepy and my 7 yr old daughter just said she wants one.....

#44 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

lol, yes a little more creepy and my 7 yr old daughter just said she wants one.....

Lol that's awesome, maybe I'm starting a trend here

2 weeks later
#45 3 years ago

Here's a project that got away from me. My Boy Scout Troop had an axe box with a broken latch. I took it home for the "five minute fix". Turns out the boys lost one of the latch bits and during the repair process the top and one of the sides shattered in my hands... so, I trashed the whole box and built a new one. Of course I had to break out the router to label the box

Sharpened the axe and both hatchets (scary sharp now).

So, my 5 min fix turned into 15 hours and $100 spent.... WORTH IT!

Ready to take on many years of scout abuse

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#46 3 years ago

I surprised my wife with a jewelry chest I made for Christmas. When a Bally Star Trek recently became available she said she could withdraw the cash for me

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#47 3 years ago

Nice work!

Those small projects are really tough. Unless all the joints are perfect it shows. I made a small inlay box for my wife a long time ago.... looked terrible. Every joint showed lines. It did teach me to focus on details more... so, I guess it helped me in the long run.
faz

#48 3 years ago

Got the tools installed with outlines to make sure they go back
faz
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EDIT: Made the black sheaths too.

1 month later
#49 3 years ago

Another bit of fun. I built bunk beds for my two boys when they were 3 and 6 years old. Found the plans in Woodsmith #38 (1985). My oldest is now 21 and he chose to keep the bed up top and pulled the bottom mattress to give storage. Reminds my of my college dorm room. Heavy as can be though... it's all solid Ash.

He does not need the ladder anymore That's stored under the bed too.
faz

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#50 3 years ago

Another photo.
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