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Old 01-25-2019, 10:10 AM   #41
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No, just a cheap skill saw right now, and he also said I should go ahead and get a table saw. I was looking for a cheaper hobby than photography or flying
You should. My previous saw was (is? I still have it) a DeWalt DW745 and it was (is?) great for many things. It had limitations I eventually ran into that prompted the upgrade but it worked great for years.

Woodworking is way more expensive than photography, I do both and easily have more money in tools than photo gear, probably cheaper than flying though.

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Thanks bro! The magnetic knife holders are good sellers. I'm going to set up the CNC to do most of the work for me in making them from here on out lol.

Cutting boards are fine, they sell steadily over the year but not super high volumes. Most people are fine with edge grain vs end due to the cost. I personally use my edge grain board a lot more than the end grain. Benefit I have is that when it gets all hacked up with scratches, I just send it through the planer and it's brand new in 15 seconds.
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My latest project - display frame for (most of) my wife's collection of Playbills. Half-lapped dado cuts, just oil sealed.

Biggest advice - keep making sh!t. Learn from the mistakes. You'll improve with every single project.
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Nice! Already completely full--time to start on the second one.
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My latest project - display frame for (most of) my wife's collection of Playbills. Half-lapped dado cuts, just oil sealed.

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NICE! Love it.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:54 AM   #45
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Very cool, Ken!
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Thanks bro! The magnetic knife holders are good sellers. I'm going to set up the CNC to do most of the work for me in making them from here on out lol.

Cutting boards are fine, they sell steadily over the year but not super high volumes. Most people are fine with edge grain vs end due to the cost. I personally use my edge grain board a lot more than the end grain. Benefit I have is that when it gets all hacked up with scratches, I just send it through the planer and it's brand new in 15 seconds.
I didn't realize you make and sell this stuff. Is this your main work or a sideline?
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Very cool, Ken!
Thanks guys. It was a fun project, and definitely designed to be replicated as the collection grows.

Next up are Arrow of Light plaques for my son's Boy Scout Troop. Trying not to get too complicated with it, but they're definitely not just going to be ogee routed pieces of pine.
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I didn't realize you make and sell this stuff. Is this your main work or a sideline?
Side gig. I don't make nearly enough to cover living expenses doing this. It's strictly a hobby that gives me some side cash to play or, more realistically, buy more tools. I do as much or as little as I want to and turn down jobs occasionally because I just don't want to take on any more.
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I did that one... 2x4s and some cinder blocks? It looks great in photos... not so great when the stack falls on you.
Four for the corner posts at 4'0" each.
Three in the middle at 12" each.
Two for the main rails at 6'0" each.
Two outer connecting boards at 15" each.

Corner posts will be fastened to the outsides of the main rails.

The 15" connecting boards will be fastened to the corner posts and edges of the main rails.
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Four for the corner posts at 4'0" each.

Three in the middle at 12" each.

Two for the main rails at 6'0" each.

Two outer connecting boards at 15" each.



Corner posts will be fastened to the outsides of the main rails.



The 15" connecting boards will be fastened to the corner posts and edges of the main rails.


1) Show us a sketch.
2) Crowd source the design to us before you build.
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It's a firewood rack, not rocket science. I'm sure he'll be fine with whatever his design is.
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What are you guys poor, get a proper wood shed, I need a bigger one, also Iím almost out of wood.
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I almost posted that I needed more wood

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I digress. Do you need that for a fireplace or do you do a lot of whole-pig BBQ pits?
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I digress. Do you need that for a fireplace or do you do a lot of whole-pig BBQ pits?
Fireplace, make a fire almost daily, made right and it puts off a ton of heat as a secondary heat source and I just like having one going. Need to get some doors on the fireplace next year though.

I do have a wood rack in the basement too, not homemade though.
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Nice. I had a fireplace on my want list when house shopping but we had a good deal on our current residence, sans the feature. Its a shame too. I've had to cut down a couple big trees in my yard and discovered that I like splitting logs. Have to settle for the firepit. Not quite as relaxing in inclement weather though.
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I have two fireplaces at my house, one gas one wood. Never used the wood burning one.
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I have two fireplaces at my house, one gas one wood. Never used the wood burning one.
We have the fireplace and a pellet stove in the bottom section of our basement (my TV room) the pellet stove is pretty awesome being that its the only heat source down there, love having a fire at the press of a button that isn't gas.
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Gas fireplaces just don't generate the heat you get from a nice bed of coals.
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