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  #2453593 3-Apr-2020 10:25
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mdf:

 

 

 

Beautiful work.  Really nice.  I'm looking at the grain match of the central boards and wondering what's going on there?  Was it mitred before the outer boards were attached?  There is a hint of a tiny lip of the table top above the sides, so I am wondering if that's a thin lap joint.  No, forget I said that.  I am not sure how that could work.  And red cedar you say.  I am fairly new to working with wood, and finding it a nightmare because of how it twists and shrinks.  

 

 





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  #2453606 3-Apr-2020 10:42
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Torquenstein:

 

New raised garden bed thing built over the last weekend. Need to get some timber to finish off the top of the edges but pretty chuffed with it.

 

 

Nice project, and if it was for the SO, I hope it earned you some serious Brownie Points.  I built some using half round posts some years ago, and as nunz suggested, I wish I'd lined them as my wife tops them up every year with what look to be dozens of bags of compost.  I hired a motorised post borer (also some years ago) and it went in about a foot, hit a big rock and threw me across the garden.  A neighbour later told me that our end of the street is built above an old riverbed, and I believe it because you can dig anywhere in the garden and hit coarse gravel just below the surface.  I imagine pure compost and potting mix would get washed through that.   This is Rapaura in Marlborough btw, right in the middle of a zillion acres of grape vines.  





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  #2454925 5-Apr-2020 12:04
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TLD:

Beautiful work.  Really nice.  I'm looking at the grain match of the central boards and wondering what's going on there?  Was it mitred before the outer boards were attached?  There is a hint of a tiny lip of the table top above the sides, so I am wondering if that's a thin lap joint.  No, forget I said that.  I am not sure how that could work.  And red cedar you say.  I am fairly new to working with wood, and finding it a nightmare because of how it twists and shrinks.  


 



Cheers! I'm still getting started in nicer/furniture woodworking too and a bit went wrong on the grain matching. First it was a bit of an afterthought anyway. Then I had a whoopsie cutting the tounges and had to flip boards around to hide that mistake underneath. And then I had a couple of boards that for some reason had wildly different absorption of the stain compared to the rest. "It adds to the character" is a pretty universal cure all!

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  #2454937 5-Apr-2020 12:20
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I watched a guy on YT the other day saying that in all his time cabinet making he's never made a mistake but the design often gets refined.

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  #2454961 5-Apr-2020 12:57
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Bung: I watched a guy on YT the other day saying that in all his time cabinet making he's never made a mistake but the design often gets refined.


Jonathan Katz-Moses (who has some great videos) said something like the mark of a good worker isn't not making mistakes, it's the ability to fix/hide those mistakes.

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  #2454983 5-Apr-2020 13:33
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My project at the moment is...

 

You know when you need to clean up for a project or something, so you get some storage tubs and dump everything into them and put them into storage or the shed saying you will sort that out later on...

 

 

 

Well this is later on. I have so many un opened HDMI and USB cables, many cat-5e and 6 cables, found a couple of patch panels, and all the 5 way power sockets I bought to put in the garage when I could turn the power off in there. So As well as now freeing up many storage tubs for next time, I have found more projects to sort out around the house/garage before I put the ply up in the garage.





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  #2454988 5-Apr-2020 13:38
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I trust you went out and got the plywood before the lockdown?


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  #2455081 5-Apr-2020 14:01
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DarthKermit:

 

I trust you went out and got the plywood before the lockdown?

 

 

Yeah, was the last day of freedom. Massive queue at bunnings, and since it was a weekday which I normally would have been working on timberworld was open so I went there instead. Cheaper and more helpful too.





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  #2455224 5-Apr-2020 17:44
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Here's a shed I recently finished building. One of those pre-manufactured jobbies you put together yourself, and I literally did just that. Had a mate help with laying the concrete pad then got onto the shed. It came with wooden top and bottom rails but I've fully framed it. Brought extra timber from Bunnings and a cabinet maker mate cut it to size on his table saw. Once all the sides/back/front were individually complete I had the back lying on the ground and used closed eye hooks to tie the sides on (one at a time) with rope to prevent them falling outwards. Planks of wood prevented them falling in. Once secured I tipped the structure forwards and added the front and roof. The hooks were then embedded in the bottom rails and rope run through them which allowed a chap from up the road and myself to lift the whole thing onto the concrete pad. It's now secured to the pad with dynabolts and z brackets. I've then put in some pre-manufactured shelving and made my own workbench surrounded by by pegboard and with a shelf above - no plans, made it up as I went. Now I need some battery operated (solar charged) lighting to put in there so suggestions around this would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2455245 5-Apr-2020 18:07
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Nice! One possible concern, how damp will it get under those trees? Looks like you might have to be careful with rust on the tools...

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  #2455248 5-Apr-2020 18:16
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neb: Nice! One possible concern, how damp will it get under those trees? Looks like you might have to be careful with rust on the tools...

Palm tree, quite tall so plenty of air movement around it. I tend to keep the door open as much as possible too so there's always plenty of air circulating inside. But yeah, rust is an issue I'll be keeping an eye on.

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  #2455293 5-Apr-2020 19:09
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did you put plastic under the slab?

 

 


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  #2455295 5-Apr-2020 19:13
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Keep an eye on condensation forming on the underside of the roof in winter too.


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  #2455526 6-Apr-2020 10:02
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My 'DIY' from yesterday. A reboot of a bordered area in the front garden which got put on hold last year for various reasons. Plenty more work to go on this as the wooden edging I'm putting in will need to be cut in various places to cater for underground pipes.

 

 


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  #2455536 6-Apr-2020 10:18
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Dratsab:

 

My 'DIY' from yesterday. A reboot of a bordered area in the front garden which got put on hold last year for various reasons. Plenty more work to go on this as the wooden edging I'm putting in will need to be cut in various places to cater for underground pipes.

 

 

 

 

Wooden edging? Tell me more. I will be doing that in Spring. Raised that here, once got negative feedback (warping) but Ive got a plan. I'll elaborate when have time, but looking at 4x1 or 5x1 that will be topsoil height, not raised


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