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  Reply # 2155805 7-Jan-2019 14:16
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Oooh, that is nice, especially the butcher block top. But I'll see your recycled rafters and raise you some purple heart. One of Kingpost Timberwork's finest:

 

Oohh! Interesting contrast in how it's done too, he does a lot more manual stuff (hand saws, planing) while Justin uses electric tools exclusively. Also quite a contrast to see him just put it together, while Justin spends a lot of time explaining how he's measured and calculated everything, in some cases about half the video is just the planning process.

 

Yeah, it's not a how to. I watch Joey's stuff for "if I work hard and practice, I might be able to do something vaguely like that in twenty years". That's the optimist in me. The realist is far more "if I work hard in my day job and pay off my mortgage, I might be able to afford to commission something like that in twenty years."

 

I have been inspired by some of his ideas though (I'm currently building some outdoor furniture and am adapting his integrated shade sail idea). Given he's a kiwi, I can also usually obtain his product recommendations without a six week shipping lead time.


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  Reply # 2155809 7-Jan-2019 14:22
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The realist is far more "if I work hard in my day job and pay off my mortgage, I might be able to afford to commission something like that in twenty years."

 

 

That's how I'd do it too (and in fact I did for my workbench), for some things it's better to leave it to the pros (outsource the expertise), because they've got a lifetime of experience in it.

 

 

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I have been inspired by some of his ideas though (I'm currently building some outdoor furniture and am adapting his integrated shade sail idea). Given he's a kiwi, I can also usually obtain his product recommendations without a six week shipping lead time.

 

 

One neat trick that a friend of mine showed me, if your outdoor furniture includes the obligatory table + benches, is to place the centre two boards on the benches in a v groove, so instead of the bench surface being - - - - it's - \ / -. OK, hard to show in ASCII art, but it's the difference between your bum being sore after fifteen minutes and it still being OK after an hour or two, it's surprising what a huge difference a dip of just a few cm makes.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2155877 7-Jan-2019 15:48
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One neat trick that a friend of mine showed me, if your outdoor furniture includes the obligatory table + benches, is to place the centre two boards on the benches in a v groove, so instead of the bench surface being - - - - it's - \ / -. OK, hard to show in ASCII art, but it's the difference between your bum being sore after fifteen minutes and it still being OK after an hour or two, it's surprising what a huge difference a dip of just a few cm makes.

 

 

I got bored one day and made us a couple of cape cod chairs that have curved seat bases. Even without cushions they are comfy to sit on. 

 

 





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IMHO, this has to be the nicest workbench in the country. Though if I could hand cut dovetails like this, I wouldn't be making them blind ones! Show the world!

 

 

That man is an artiste with a chisel.

 

Does anyone know what the tool is that he uses on the edges of the draw carcass around 13:45? 





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  Reply # 2155899 7-Jan-2019 16:24
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That man is an artiste with a chisel.

 

 

+1 to that. I'm just as impressed with his work with a hand plane. No way I could produce anything like that!

 

 

Does anyone know what the tool is that he uses on the edges of the draw carcass around 13:45? 

 

 

If I'm looking at the right thing, it's an edgebander. Heats, glues and aligns a strip of edgebanding to hide the plywood edges. You can do the same thing with an iron and time and care.


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If I'm looking at the right thing, it's an edgebander. Heats, glues and aligns a strip of edgebanding to hide the plywood edges. You can do the same thing with an iron and time and care.

 

 

Yep that's the one I was thinking of, was pretty sure that was what it was doinng, but had no idea what it was called.  Kingpost has an impressive array of tools.





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