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necessity the mother of all invention
« on: August 18, 2015, 01:30:25 am »
I started to put this in Ianab's simple projects thread but decided I hated to infringe on it. So here I  am putting my own little projects out there for all to see. Now I am no where near the wood worker that so many of you on here are, and my designs are rather simple. They are even out of pine dimension lumber and pine plywood.   


 
 

  

  

  

 
My lovely bride had bought a cheap little shoe rack that the kids shoes never fit on and it was always falling apart so I had to do something. The ends are a foot tall so the kids have somewhere  to sit to put on their shoes overall  it's 2' tall and 6' long. I used some self adhesive felt on the bottom to keep it from scuffing the floor when it gets moved.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 04:36:43 am »
Great project.   The integrated seats are brilliant  :)

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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 06:33:45 am »
Now that's a good idea!! Should of put some adjustable legs on to to raise as the girls grow.   :D  I like that design. My wood working skills stop when the tree hits the ground.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 06:34:10 am »
I really like the ends as well. Nice job and I'm sure those 2 cuties love it as well, especially since dad made it.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 08:05:01 am »
Thanks gents for the kind words.
Should of put some adjustable legs on to to raise as the girls grow.   :D
Still might be able to.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 08:27:33 am »
I started to put this in Ianab's simple projects thread but decided I hated to infringe on it. So here I  am putting my own little projects out there for all to see. Now I am no where near the wood worker that so many of you on here are, and my designs are rather simple. They are even out of pine dimension lumber and pine plywood.   

Like myself, your woodworking skills may not be in ANDY's and, quite a few others, capability, but I see no reason for you to be ashamed.  You have a good design which meets your needs.
Carry on.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 08:57:13 am »
There is nothing more satisfying than to build useful projects.  You did good.   8)
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2015, 11:13:48 am »
That is neat and I see happy girls. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2015, 01:46:55 pm »
The wife and I bought a front load washer and dryer we looked at the little add on cabinets to put on them, 300 bucks a piece! Not this boy, out came the saw again.
 

  

  

 
then we needed to do something with the wasted space above them. So...

  

 
then we had to have a new vanity to match so out came the saw again.
 

  

  

 
One happy Mrs.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 02:25:20 pm »
I admire your ingenuity and ways for making the Mrs. happy.  Happy Wife......Happy Life.   smiley_love
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2015, 02:59:57 pm »
I admire your ingenuity and ways for making the Mrs. happy.  Happy Wife......Happy Life.   smiley_love
that is the truth Magicman and thanks for the complements.  Got more to come. If I every get a sawmill to feed the addiction... ;D  :D so for now I just :P
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 06:16:04 pm »
My folks had an old microwave stand that was giving up (it was as old as me) so we set out to replace it.

  

  

 
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 07:01:25 pm »
Great projects. Looks like you have been bitten by the bug and will soon need a bunch of lumber and machinery to cure you. :)
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2015, 08:56:04 pm »
My folks had an old microwave stand that was giving up (it was as old as me) so we set out to replace it.

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You have created  a bunch of useful and attractive 'home additions'!  The shoe storage/bench is my favorite. You can add "bun feet" as the girls grow. Carry on.........

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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2015, 09:13:39 pm »
You are on a roll.  Some really nice projects.
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2015, 10:57:41 pm »
And simplicity is the Mother of function....

Well done, Young Man  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2015, 12:10:47 am »
Git er done. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2015, 06:26:53 am »
Boy,no stopping ya when you get going.  ;D
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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2015, 01:20:26 am »
 Of course it's a challenge sometimes to keep a hammer where you can use it when you have the "help" I have!  :D :D :D


  

 
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2015, 07:40:39 am »
I like that picture.
That "help" may not be much help now,but they will remember "helping" for years to come. Let them help now so they will be a help in 10 years.
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2015, 09:58:15 am »
Well Done!  You area lucky man........ 8)
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2015, 10:14:00 am »
With each picture I see a progression in complexity and skill level. By the time you get as old as these other old folks you will be every bit as skilled as they are :)

Letting the little ones share your woodworking time turns it into quality time that can't be beat.

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2015, 11:12:10 am »
Teach your children well.

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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2015, 08:15:47 pm »
Of course it's a challenge sometimes to keep a hammer where you can use it when you have the "help" I have!  :D :D :D


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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2015, 08:20:36 pm »
Good stuff!  8)
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015, 08:34:04 pm »
You are da man!  Good job!

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Re: necessity the mother of all invention
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2015, 09:12:49 pm »
plowboyswr,
Your projects are really good. The utility and design are over the top. The finish on that bench is shining all the way down here in Texas. I really like seeing your projects, and the children. They are the future of this country, and will need to learn from the best, so keep teaching them.    :) :) :P :P 8)   Andy
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2015, 09:27:07 pm »
 Nice work, great projects love that you are including the little ones to help!!!!!
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2015, 02:00:34 pm »
I like that reddish colored stain.  What is it?
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2015, 02:33:28 pm »
If I remember right it is a red oak stain from minwax I'll have to double check.
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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2015, 04:44:28 pm »
Right on the color wrong on the company.
 

 

The lighter color on the microwave stand is a colonial maple I wasn't too impressed with it. But the red oak made the plywood look good.
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2015, 11:57:38 pm »
Thanks for taking the time!  Your projects look very good to me.  They fit in perfectly on a farm.  I used to farm it and solid, nice looking furniture ruled the roost.  You did good!  As long as momma is happy, everyone is happy, right?
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2015, 03:55:45 am »
Pine and cherry have a habit of blotching when stained.  Pine is the cheapest most common used for lower cost projects at home.  The trick to staining these woods is to pre-condition the wood with a conditioner like Charles Neil's blotch control. 
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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2015, 01:44:04 am »
Thanks for taking the time!  Your projects look very good to me.  They fit in perfectly on a farm.  I used to farm it and solid, nice looking furniture ruled the roost.  You did good!  As long as momma is happy, everyone is happy, right?
yeah and now that we are looking at moving she's not looking forward to leaving the cabinets that I've built. Oh well, ya gotta roll with life's punches. And yeah my thoughts are that anything that I build the kids will have to get rid of when I'm gone so it's gotta last. ;D
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2015, 07:28:04 am »
I thought that it was a felony to stain cherry. 
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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2015, 08:12:06 am »
I thought that it was a felony to stain cherry. 

I think it varies by location and might only be a misdemeanor in some places.  :D
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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2017, 10:34:00 pm »
Okay, necessity has hit again and I need a little advice from the experts here. I am building a rocker of sorts and need to know how much eh... rise over run in the bow (I think is how I would put it) that a good rocker has. I have gotten to this point in my project and I'm stumped. This will be my first attempt at this and I really don't want to mess this part up. Normally I would consult my Dad but with him being gone... So I'm asking here.  ;)
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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2017, 07:18:24 am »
Don't know if this will help but I just measured the rocker on our front porch.  The rocker bow is 35" long, 2" thick, has 15" from the back leg and has what you're call a rise  of 3" on each rocker tip.  I'd recommend you use a thin strip as a guide to make your bow.  BTW, the front tip is rounded and the back tip has a angular cut to it.  Try it on some scrap wood.  Also, I like your projects and that you included the kids in the action. 
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2017, 10:20:36 am »
31, 1.5, 10.5, 3.5, 1 - That's inches of length, from front leg to end, from back leg to end, ends of the runner from the floor, width of runner.  This is on a very old and simple rocker that will hold and handle me and I'm 6'2" tall and around 290 lbs.  I know, I know.  They're stacking it higher and wider these days.....
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2017, 01:00:15 pm »
plow....
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Watching is all I can offer cause you are too far ahead of me on the building for me to offer help.   
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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2017, 07:29:20 pm »
Savannahdan and Ox thanks guys that is the Info I am hunting for! 8) ;D Gww you sell yourself too short. You did something I have never done, you built a saw mill i bought mine. :D  :D When I get this thing done I'm going to be posting pictures here. Hopefully sooner than later.
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2017, 07:43:26 pm »
Plow.....
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When I get this thing done I'm going to be posting pictures here.
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