I was bored. So i made a table.

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  1. Kesa

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    Today i did not have to go into work so i decided to surprise my mum with this table for her sewing machine. She is into quilting in a big way so she needs the extra space that the table provides. I varnished it 3 times with "Australian Jarrah" as well as lots of sanding. I don't have a lot of experience with woodworking so i had to learn lots of new skills to do this. For example, i had to use a router which i have never used before. Routers are brilliant for making precision joints.

    I think i have the DIY bug now so i am already thinking of my next project. Anyone else into DIY?

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    Good job Kesa.

    Not really but I recently (a year or so ago) converted my garage into a home-studio and built some home-made acoustic panels from wood, Rockwool and fabric. I don't have photos to hand but I did upload a video which (sort-of) documents the garage conversion and it shows some shots of construction of the panels:
     
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    I am, though not an expert at woodworking. I did do the ~11 foot desk in my workshop and about to do a ~11 foot on the other side with some wood shelving.
     
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    I did also a good deed, I repaired a book

    ... with ductape, as we all know the wd40/ductape flowchart well :D

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    That house was one of my projects in the historical district here in Laredo
    the house is about 140 years old, and originally had a cedar shake roof, sometime later the shakes were covered by corrugated paneling and then painted barn red
    The old roof was removed and a new plywood deck installed with a ice and water barrier glued over the plywood deck

    I then installed a new gutter, its a built in gutter around the perimeter of the roof, the gutter is tapered to drain to only 2 downspout drops,
    after the gutter was installed, I installed a new coping around the outside edge of the house
    When I was installing the new coping I found several places that the wood had dry rotted, and would not hold a screw, so I mixed exterior wood glue with exterior latex paint, and then painted the wood, worked great
    I then fabricated the standing seam roof panels and installed them
    after getting into the job I discovered the mortar holding the chimney brick was mostly decoration
    I pulled off the loose bricks off the 3 chimneys, ( about 7 layers) then mortared them back
    I didn't do the messy gray mortar patch at the chimney base, someone else did that who know when, I added red tint to the mortar mix for the repairs I did
    There were no crickets behind the 3 fireplaces for proper drainage, so I fabricated them and also made all the matching roof jacks for all the roof penetrations
    That cupola, wasn't originally there, the vent was lower down the side of the roof, at the wrong place to properly ventilate the attic
    so I built a new cupola base on the ground, then lifted it into place, and attached it to the roof, and cut out the ventilation hole
    I fabricated the square to round vent base and remounted the original vent top, which I cleaned up and repainted

    This was not done in a day .............

    All that terra cotta red metal, started out as 4 x 10 flat sheets
     
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    Coincidentally i have to replace a wooden work bench because it is all rotten. Mine is maybe 20 feet long.
     
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    Good job! I have never done anything this big but i am in the process of fixing our shade house. It has rotten sections so the screws won't hold. I am lucky enough to be able to easily replace the sections with fresh wood. I'll put up a picture tomorrow.

    Also i think a tin roof is preferable to a wooden one because it sounds amazing when it rains.
     
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    What's the difference between the guitars?
     
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    About eighteen inches. :p

    More seriously, there are:
    two classical acoustics which sound pretty similar,
    three jumbo acoustics (one left-hander),
    two electro-acoustics (one left-hander),
    a 12-string acoustic,
    a Peavey semi-acoustic (the one with the f-holes),
    a Fender Strat,
    a Fender Tele,
    a Squire Strat (left-hander) and
    another left handed electric of which the brand escapes me.

    -EDIT-
    I should add, they are not all mine.
     
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    banjo
    Ukulele

    and where do you keep the marching geese?? :p
     
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    *Two* ukeleles.
    And a Washburn bass.

    As far away from the marching powder as possible. :D

    I actually filmed them in Chamonix.
    I'd had quite a few pints at the time and thought it was one of the most bizarre sights I'd ever seen.
    First excuse to put them in a video, I grabbed it.
     
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    2 minutes of the Marching Geese!



    I remember when I was about 3 or 4 years old when my parents went to my grandparents house
    they had a fenced in yard, and a flock of geese that roamed the barnyard
    If my cousins and I would dare to go outside of the yard, two big ganders would flap their wings while hissing and chase us until we scurried back to the safety of the yard
     
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    More Marching Geese!



    :lol:
     
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    I'm in the process of building a deck path in the front yard, so far I've made a bench between mine and the neighbours house and a screen fence between the same dwellings. Next project is a pegola out the back and an deck to go with it, then a screen fence and gate on the other side of the house followed by a screen fence and gate in the back yard to segregate the shed and orchard I've built. Lot's of DIY going about my house these days, I just need to buy my own compound sliding mitre saw as I have to keep borrowing other peoples.
     
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    Another epic fail from yours truly...

    About a year ago i decided to make an arch for my grape vines to grow. I used wire with no support which at the time looked ok. But as the vines grew heavier it basically collapsed. So I made a wood arch which i could slide underneath to give it some structure.

    I decided to go for the aesthetic look and not use any external braces and instead decided to use dowels. This was a mistake because as soon as i finished it it basically fell apart. So i went back and added lots of screws to make it strong and then decided this still wasn't strong enough so i added lots of braces too. I am nearly finished and just have to permanently attachment to horizontal beams and I'm done. I realise it could have been done a better way but my aim was to use only scrap materials from other projects so it wouldn't cost me anything.

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    Also, can anyone help me identify these 2 jigs? I want to experiment but i don't know what they are...

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    The top one seems to a dovetail jig but i can't make sense of it. No idea what the red one is.
     
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    Suggestion
    go to a Farm and Ranch Store and buy a section of cattle panel, you can easily bend it to an arch, its constructed of 4 ga galvanized wire


    In Vino Veritas
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