theamcguy wrote:Overhead Storage Rack
That’s pretty cool. I made one a while ago for lumber in my shop that uses locking dovetails. I’ll take a picture and post it in this thread later. I like the look of that one better…
I am waiting excitedly for spring to get some projects off the ground, and in the meantime I am trying a new venture. There is a big sugar maple in my front yard, and I’ve thought for a few years about tapping it. This year I went for it.
I put the taps in on Feb 20 or 21, and so far it’s run pretty well. I’ve gotten about half a gallon of syrup…[Read more]
With any critical glueups I like to use painters tape right at the margins of the glue line.
This is a great tip. I have used it a few times myself.
This tip is especially useful when gluing up corners I’ve found. The inside corner of a drawer/carcass is really tough to get a chisel down into effectively, so…[Read more]
Now there’s a thought. I could definitely see that working. Thanks for suggesting that. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner haha.
The good thing with the pavers they won’t rot. I can’t talk about the process because I don’t live in the cold where the ground freezes.
Yeah got it. Pavers behave well…[Read more]
The current decking only has one part of one board that has degraded.
That deck is below grade and if one part one a board is rotted the rest will fallow soon. If you patch it I think you’ll be patching it more in the future.
If you’d like to keep the open look what about pavers?
Now there’s a thought. I cou…[Read more]
Thanks Kevin for that info. Much appreciated. And thanks for posting those pictures. Good to see how you solved that issue.
I agree that it’s an imperfect solution. To address a couple of questions that you brought up:
I don’t mind doing concrete work at all, but my wife has decided that she’d rather leave the space open to the exterior, which…[Read more]
Doobie wrote:The real mess-up is that the garage should have been a few more feet away from the house to begin with so as to have initially allowed a proper landing and steps down from the house’s side entrance.
How feasible is it to have the garage door raised with a step down once in the garage? If this is possible, this could solve a lot of i…
Yeah it’s good to be back here. The daylight around here is short these days, but I am excited for it to begin again in earnest once the weather heats up. I do know that other projects will get in the way, but I like that it’s something that runs in the background.
Will keep people posted on here hopefully more frequently once things get rolling again.
Remove the decking and dig a grade beam footing along each side.. Insulate and pour a slab about 8 t0 10 inches above the existing deck so that you will have one step between the house and slab and one step to grade off of the slab. 2 risers each. Then add walls under the roof on each side and a…
Warren6810 wrote:The angles on the stairs add nothing in my view. You also may need a third step, as the rise seems extreme. I could see the lowest stair being wider and wrapping around, while the other two are just standard.
Agree with that. Wasn’t planning on adding those. Do you think it needs a landing?
DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:Is that deck below…
Over the summer I was able to find time to get to Liberty Cedar in Kingstown RI. It’s about an hour and a half from my house, but only about 30 mins from a place where I spend time in the summer, so I took my son one day when we were down in RI and went to pay them a visit. A very impressive place. I walked away with two 20 foot long boards of…[Read more]
Well hello there.
It has been quite a while since I’ve been here. I do apologize for that, and I know that this forum is quite stale at this point, but I am hoping to revive it for the moment, and when I really start working in the spring to be updating much more often again.
The kayak has gone through fits and spurts of activity. Pics coming…[Read more]
After a long hiatus, I am returning to this site to begin keeping up with it more often again, and also to ask a question. The door to my house that I almost always use is somewhat poorly built. Pictures below illustrate the situation. There is a covered breezeway between my house and the garage (which I use as my workshop in the more…[Read more]
Here’s the link https://bethepro.com/forums/topic/woodgears-bandsaw-blog/
That’s correct. It was me haha!
My bandsaw is done. I added covers for everything to keep dust to a minimum. Here’s a project summary that I p…[Read more]
Clev08 wrote:It’s crazy how much time is spent setting up a build like that. My uncle spent about 9 months making two wood kayaks. How many hours do you think you are going to spend on this by the time you are all done?
Honestly I have no idea. I feel like I’ve heard Nick say between 150 and 250 for the first one, with s…[Read more]
Today’s work focused on getting the pine end stems cut and completed. The job is not done but I made good progress that I am happy with. The mdf stems I cut and shaped in the customary manner (bandsaw then OSS down to the line). Then after tracing onto the pine I cut the bottom side of each on the bandsaw and shaped down on the sander.
After that…[Read more]
smallerstick wrote:Really good to see some actual boat parts. Can’t wait for it to begin taking shape.
I am not sure how the forms will come out after all is said and done. Nick says that he often doesn’t bother with reusing forms since they end up kind of beat up from the process, but it definitely would be faster the second time a…[Read more]
Thanks everyone. Greg, I am just tracking hours that I spend working directly on this project. I spend time in the shop doing other stuff, but I only record the time I spend on this project.
Today I was able to get some time in the shop to work on the forms that will be attached to the end forms. These will go 6 inches and 1 foot from the front…[Read more]
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