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Still going strong. The first large power tool I ever used.

Still going strong. The first large power tool I ever used.

To me, that was the scariest power tool I've used. I now have a chop saw and tablesaw that I love. I'm not saying it's a dangerous tool, I just never got comfortable with it.

Edit: I forgot to mention my main point. I was thinking once you get this tool mastered, it is easier to move on to other tools.

Except that a radial arm saw moves. Had one in high school for rough cuts, worst tool in the shop. Every single time the blade caught the wood and jumped out. Never want to use one again. But a decent table saw with a push stick and good knowledge of the forces at hand is much better. I’d rather use a table saw 1000 times than a radial arm saw once.

Don't know if you'd be interested, but you can get for free a new safety guard and replacment for the wooden flat cutting surface. (i forget what it's called)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/sub/woodworking/comments/3euxze/fyi_the_craftsman_rad...

This is a super dangerous tool. There’s actually a company that will pay you $100 to take it apart and send them the motor so it can never be used again. Be careful!

Refinished Great-Grandpa's Pine Tool Chest

Refinished Great-Grandpa's Pine Tool Chest

for a second there I thought it was his coffin

*Black Ops zombies mystery chest jingle plays

FWIW the fabric was undoubtedly not ornamental, these chests doubled as kneeling workbenches and had anything from rugs to quilts to canvas attached to them to prevent damage to a work piece.

Cool piece, I'm glad you have it and value it.

I too hope that the pieces which make it down to my grandchild some many decades in the future are kept in their original damaged and tarnished stage. /s

This was my dad's Pinewood derby replica of an Indy car when I was a Cub Scout. Didn't go very fast but cleaned up on "Best in Show" category.

This was my dad's Pinewood derby replica of an Indy car when I was a Cub Scout. Didn't go very fast but cleaned up on "Best in Show" category.

So your dad made your derby car? That’s why I quit the scouts. My dad wasn’t around so I got to compete against all the dads who were.

That’s a really nice looking one. I remember when I was in Cub Scouts. I had a similar experience, and got the award for the best looking car... it wasn’t a car though. I made a tank. A pinewood tank. It even pivoted on an axis.

i made mine. luckily the judges favored the kids that actually did theirs at my derby with design awards. I agree completely, the dads ruin something the kids should be doing themselves.

Same here. I basically put the wheels on...drew on it with a magic marker and took it to the race. I show up and all the kids had these unbelievably sculpted and painted cars with weights in them... I got last place. I remember thinking of how unfair it seemed as I was obviously the only kid who actually made his own car.

Final project for a furniture design class and first table I ever built

Final project for a furniture design class and first table I ever built

My father did a lot of woodworking, and I'm sure he'd tell you how good of a job you did on your first table. Since he can't tell you, I'll just go ahead and say hey, good job on your first table!

This comment is awesome, but makes me sad.

Nice work. That was one fancy router drill jig.

I really need something like that. I can't even count the number of times I need to drill a hole into the long-end of a piece of wood, and it's too tall for my drill press.

Beautiful work! It looks very professional!! Did you get an “A”?

I carved a fully functional, Giant Utility Knife, by hand (entirely out of wood). A perfect scaled model of the classic Stanley knife, made to fit a giant razor blade that my buddy made

I carved a fully functional, Giant Utility Knife, by hand (entirely out of wood). A perfect scaled model of the classic Stanley knife, made to fit a giant razor blade that my buddy made

Awesome! I have a HUGE box I need opened.

I'll be right over then

I commented in on YT vid too but, another youtuber called ZNA Productions also made a the same thing few days ago (search Normal Sized Utility Knife)

I want to see a duel of mights collab with these 2, would be hella fun.

All you had to say was duel, I'm in

And I figure it's a given that Diresta will be the judge, right?

Malifaux Whiskey Golem DIY

Malifaux Whiskey Golem DIY

Ochen' kruto, sori za angliyskii.

This is insane! Would love to see more of your work

Eto vse konechno kruto, no kogda litie jevaniy krot?

Cool!!!

A custom butcher block kitchen island was around $3,000+ based on research, so I built my own for ~$850

A custom butcher block kitchen island was around $3,000+ based on research, so I built my own for ~$850

Looks amazing! Keep that wood block treated and clean. Wood for countertops look great and can harbor some nasty bacteria if not cleaned properly. Source: Am a countertop guy. Source 2: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6653868/list/how-to-clean-and-care-for-your-butcher-block

Edit: changed seal to cleaned

Yea my fiancé’s family has one and they have preserved it for about 28 years. After building and finishing this my next step was to find ways to preserve it long term - both in beauty and in function / health. I plan to just keep an eye on it each month and reseal as needed.

"Never thought I can build anything like this" Has all the wood shop tools needed already for the project.

I own a hammer and ruler. I can say I never thought I can build anything like that lol

Joking aside, amazing work! your wife should be proud.

How long did it take you to put together? I feel like when making these cost comparisons, nobody takes time as a factor. In hours of research, buying the parts, setting up, finishing, etc.

We don;t have any trees, but I wanted to build a treehouse for my kids. This is what I came up with. Built in about 2 weeks.

We don;t have any trees, but I wanted to build a treehouse for my kids. This is what I came up wi...

2 story cozy studio. Surrounded by nature. Great neighbors in gated community. Custom construction. $1800/mo

San Francisco

Will you be my dad for 2 weeks or more?

As soon as I was done, my neighbor said "so, what's it like knowing where your Daughter will lose her virginity?" Then we drank beer.

I dated a chick in grade 8 that told me she had a tree house, I though "this shit is gonna be awesome". I went to her house and I get there and I said "show me the tree house". We went to her back yard and she had one of these but bigger, almost the size of a triple wide trailer. I was trapped between disappointment, jealousy, and suprise. The shit had electricity, an AC unit, and heating. I was poor so her tree house had more features than my real house. IDK why I typed this, but super good work, your kids will love it.

I remodeled my pantry with custom CNC cut shelving.

I remodeled my pantry with custom CNC cut shelving.

Just a quick note - I know the CNC router I used for this project is expensive and not easily accessible for many people. I do not own one - I'm a member at a local hackerspace that gives me access to tools like this, which has really changed the game for me.

That said, this could all be done with a tablesaw and a bandsaw or even a handheld router with guides/templates.

Thanks for checking it out!

(Oh, and if you're in Rhode Island/Southeast Mass, come check us out at Ocean State Maker Mill, we have a free open to the public event tonight)

The more common term is makerspace - which specifically exists to provide access to tools for a fee. A hackerspace is similar, but the organizational structure is different. Rather than fee-for-use for everything and basically being a tool rental facility (often specializing around CNC, laser cutters, 3D printing, etc) it's a collaborative environment. We work on community and group projects quite a bit for community events, but also do our best to learn from eachother and help each other out with personal projects.

Very nice! Wish I could upvote twice for the stop-motion gifs.

What a great project. Hackerspace membership with access to tools? I've not yet heard of this but am inspired to find something similar. Great work!

I transformed my ugly 3qm balcony into a little cosy lounge

I transformed my ugly 3qm balcony into a little cosy lounge

Looooks so nice! Hope you have nice weather so you can put it to good use!

Thank you! Currently it is too hot to go outside here in germany. The last days it was around 35°C (95°F)...but it already was great for the evenings!

If you could add one of those rain curtain things that a lot of restaurants use in the outdoor area (and curl it up to the top when it’s sunny) how awesome would that be in thunderstorms 😍 so much coziness potential

If you have kids or will have kids visiting, then you should consider raising the balustrade as well to prevent falls.

Try one of these subthreads