I picked these up at a garage sale for $35. They were in pretty good shape. I didn’t keep them. Have too many sets of speakers already. : )
So our neighbors wanted to get rid of their pool table (3 pcs slate table) and we were actually just putting a bar / theater in our basement so it would have been a great addition to our basement remodel project. But I was intimidated by the thought of moving and re-felting the table. I … Read More
I LOVED this turntable. My dad bought it for me when I was about 14 or 15 years old for $250. It was used from a serviceman who had purchased it from the PX in Germany. It was Very highly regarded and would play standing up or on it side, even upside down. I had … Read More
And here is the finished product. 7′ x 30 deep front desk and a 4′ x 24″ deep side desk. Both made from 100% solid 8/4 quarter sawn white oak, with NO FASTENERS other than glue.
Once it was all sanded and ready for finish I had to move the desk to a different shop that had a spray booth. I sprayed the desk with a flat pre catalyzed lacquer using a $15 gravity cup gun from harbor freight.
More test fitting. Then I had to trim off the extra long “tabs” on the right. Once it fit right and everything was trimmed, it was time to glue it all together. And the side desk too.
Then it was time to start sanding off the glue. This part had to be done by hand. The panels were too wide for the planer and the shop I was working in did not have a widebelt sander. Next it was time to try a dry fit test. A little trimming on the sliding … Read More
Then it was time to start gluing. I needed to leave a section of the long boards without glue since they would be joining with the sides later. This is a shot of a few of the sides (legs) gluing up.
Planing to thickness on the Laguna 20″ planer. This planer is so quiet you almost don’t even need ear muffs. Cutting down to 6″ widths. Finally everything is cut and planed to the correct dimensions.
I decided to build a very basic, but large desk from 8/4 Quater sawn White Oak lumber. Here is all the lumber that was needed in the back of my SUV. Cutting the lumber to rough length on the DeWalt chap saw. I then squared the pcs up on the Jet joiner. … Read More
We have been to Philadelphia several times but never visited the Reading Terminal Market. Until today. In a word it was awesome. Check out the pictures below.
This was a simple pegboard jewelry display I built to be carried from show to show. It was made from painted pegboard and some 2×2’s from home depot. I used a simple standard table saw blade to cut a groove in the 2 x 2’s so that the pegboard would fit snuggly. Then cut the 2 … Read More
We have had old patio blocks next to our house since we moved in. They are not on any kind of stone base they are just buried in the grass. So every year the grass grows in and covers more and more of the surface. It is always wet and squishy in this area so … Read More
Check out this guys backhoe skills. I bet he brings that cooler to work everyday.
If you have a boat you need to try this at least once. Not sure it is actually possible but it seems like a Great Idea.
These prices were checked during the same week at stores directly across the street from each other in West Seneca. Yes, Tops will have a few items that are slightly cheaper than Wegmans. (This week was milk at 30 cents cheaper and Grapes 90 cents cheaper per pound) But the vast majority of products i … Read More
When it comes to getting a hole in the bottom of a gutter for a downspout, I’m sure the pros have some quick way to punch out the perfect hole in a few seconds, but for us home owners we are stuck doing it by hand. Here is what worked for me. Step 1 … Read More
The Deck Before picture. Another view of the deck Before. Notice the curved shape and railing. I hated to trash it but the railing was never sturdy and the deck boards were rotting and warping. I started by removing the railing first. Since the deck was built as a “floating deck” … Read More
We have very hard water so we had an Anderson Water system installed a few years ago. We never had any problems with it and liked the soft water. The problem came in when I let the unit run out of the Potassium Chloride and I just kept putting off the refilling. So, hard water deposits … Read More