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  0 Thread: Mindset while woodworking
Post: RE: Mindset while woodworking

I started as a carpenter's assistant in high school, working for my step father.  He built additions, garages, etc.  He was anal about his finished products, and things fit.  The inspectors rarely had...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 23 1,718 10-03-2021, 12:44 AM
  0 Thread: Built In Bookshelf Done!
Post: RE: Built In Bookshelf Done!

Nice use of dead space.
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 12 837 09-26-2021, 12:12 AM
  0 Thread: Some of my work
Post: RE: Some of my work

Nice job.  I too like to work with striking grains and contrasting woods.  Look forward to seeing more.
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 10 921 09-25-2021, 08:16 AM
  0 Thread: Myrtle Table
Post: Myrtle Table

Beautiful table build. Subtle humor by the builder. Gorgeous wood panels you don't often see. I really enjoyed this one... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4n1bve8qDtM
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking Power Tools 0 327 09-09-2021, 11:04 AM
  0 Thread: The Writing Desk: FINISHED!
Post: RE: The Writing Desk: FINISHED!

Beautiful.  I'm a sucker for a highly figured grain.  :D
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 34 4,815 08-31-2021, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: Doll house time again---finally an update
Post: RE: Doll house time again

I made a cradle for my granddaughter's doll.  Wide knotty pine.  Weeks invested, then shipped to her.  She loved it.  She reminded her friends to "Look with your eyes, not with your hands.  My Grumpy ...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 10 870 08-31-2021, 08:50 AM
  0 Thread: Vietnamese furniture making.
Post: RE: Vietnamese furniture making.

I noticed that when the old man made the long rip cuts on the slab, they were perfectly matched. Their cuts with a chain saw are crisp and clean. Nice. I actually liked the look of the table just a...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 10 1,070 08-31-2021, 08:32 AM
  0 Thread: When the *#*&%$ tops just wont come off
Post: RE: When the *#*&%$ tops just wont come off

I have had success by putting the container in my bench vise, then I have two hands free.  Push down on the annoying cap with a piece of dowel, while turning with channel locks.  :D Or Put the ...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,934 08-09-2021, 01:19 AM
  0 Thread: A Box for Dallas makes four
Post: RE: A Box for Dallas makes four

These posts always blur my screen.  Outstanding job.  Sorry for your loss.  :D
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 15 4,463 05-01-2021, 03:39 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking business?
Post: RE: Anyone here have a profitable woodworking busi...

As a few others said, I mostly give my stuff I don't make for use at home to friends and family as gifts, or donate to charities for auction items.  But, I try to avoid stuff they will want to toss .....
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 47 17,040 05-01-2021, 03:51 AM
  0 Thread: The Writing Desk: FINISHED!
Post: RE: The Writing Desk

Will be watching closely, I have a nice slab of cherry I need to do something with. Desk could replace a cheap piece.  :D
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 34 4,815 04-30-2021, 07:11 PM
  0 Thread: Workshop when living in a condo?
Post: RE: Workshop when living in a condo?

After my first career living in base housing, I learned that all it took was one Karen in the area to ruin it for everyone.  The first house, post military, I bought was 30 minutes out on an acre.  Wo...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 24 11,027 04-22-2021, 04:13 AM
  0 Thread: Hanging display box for spoon collection
Post: RE: Hanging display box for spoon collection

I second the idea of a post (dowel) behind the handle of each spoon.  Drill an 1/8" hole in line with the wide portion of the handle.  Cut a section of 1 /8" dowel to the length needed to hold each sp...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 7 1,048 04-12-2021, 01:31 AM
  0 Thread: Built-in entertainment center / fireplace / faux stone wall build thread
Post: RE: Built-in entertainment center / fireplace / fa...

Someone pass the.popcorn, I'm getting settled in.  :D So far, so good. By the way, my wife is the one who runs off with my templates. I'd find them as shelves in the chicken coop.or barn. Mine now s...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 21 2,533 04-12-2021, 01:22 AM
  0 Thread: 21 Pinewood Derby
Post: RE: 21 Pinewood Derby

Congratulations Johnny, and the same to your son. I hope you are still able to be involved at the next level, if it's what you want.  :D
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 8 1,174 04-12-2021, 01:14 AM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

Doc says nothing at all til the followup on the 19th, then he will let me know.  I can take the brace off and start range of motion tomorrow but absolutely no lifting of any kind prior to the 19th. ...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 31 3,328 04-11-2021, 11:14 PM
  0 Thread: This sucks
Post: RE: This sucks

Home from surgery.  :D Nerve block.  :laugh: Hand is numb. Doc said it went well
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 21 2,690 04-09-2021, 09:22 PM
  0 Thread: A Trio of New Knives
Post: RE: A Trio of New Knives

Home from surgery.  :D Nerve block.  :laugh: Hand is numb. Doc said it went well.
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 31 3,328 04-09-2021, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: This sucks
Post: RE: This sucks

Saw the doc at 1245 He said the bone was indeed a crush fracture, and I had lost some length.  They could, and should, do surgery. When? Does tomorrow work for me? Why yes it does.
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 21 2,690 04-08-2021, 03:04 PM
  0 Thread: This sucks
Post: RE: This sucks

FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS! The approval came thru from the VA, and I have the follow up appt with the orthopedics doc.  Unfortunately too late to get in today, so 1245 tomorrow. at least the game ...
BrokenOlMarine Woodworking 21 2,690 04-07-2021, 02:00 PM

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