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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 10:56
by MuscularTeeth
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matchboard full cedar raked gate.
goes on an angle so you can open it on a slanted hillside driveway. almost 4mwide, and highest point is 1810

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 20:28
by Mini
Damn that is nice MT...

This looks as good a place as any to ask this question...
I'm looking at making a desk using 2 old bedside drawers as the legs, but I'm going to need a solid piece of wood for the top...
What wood should I get?

I was looking at solid wood doors, as they look about the right size...
And will I need extra supports in between the ends?

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 20:33
by MuscularTeeth
depends on the door you get. if its solid core, or even a corinthian style blokdoor it will be fine.

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 01:52
by Nekosan
Wanna be hoping you're scouring for second hand doors.... shit is expensive.

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 07:52
by Mini
I know, have a second hand yard in town, will be going to have a look there.
Annoyed I missed one that was leaning against a tree in my street, but by the time my brother came to visit it had gone...

Even wood is expensive to get a nice piece to go on top though...

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 08:34
by MuscularTeeth
corinthian blokdoor isnt super expensive. very solid.

and yes timber is pretty expensive esp the hardwoods.
a cubic meter of cedar is about 27-2900
oak is $6k per cubic meter atm.

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 08:48
by Mini
So a door like this one would be fine?

Otherwise I found this timber

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 09:38
by MuscularTeeth
that door will be fine to cut down and will be very sturdy.
but when you do your cut the exposed interior of the door is like super-compressed sawdust.
it wont have a grain, but you could put a strip of real timber around it to hide that.
the veneer is for painting, you cant sand it down or it will expose the sawdust interior.
so it will be a suitable table top if you plan on painting it, not staining/varnishing it.

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 09:53
by Mini
Wasn't planning on cutting either down, was going to have a huge desk to fit all my shit on :D
I might get my brother to help me get the door then.

Will be nice having a wooden desk again after the stupid glass thing I have now.

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 18:22
by Mini
So I actually decided I needed to do something I said I would... new desk is done.
Managed to find a nice laminated pine chunk of wood at Bunnings for $99, so got that and some wood to lift it up slightly so that it wasn't so low.
Has turned out pretty damn good I think, now to work out how it will all best sit

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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 20:22
by MuscularTeeth
well done dude. nice use of the existing materials you had on hand.
u need 1 more monitor for 3screen racing man! do it!

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 21:17
by Nekosan
MuscularTeeth wrote:well done dude. nice use of the existing materials you had on hand.
u need 1 more monitor for 3screen racing man! do it!

I see he left a space for it :lol:

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 21:54
by Mini
Gap is left so that I can slide my main 22' monitor across in front of the wheel so it can stay setup..
Also do have another 19" monitor laying around, and my video card has the outputs... but no... not currently...

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 07 Nov 2016, 13:42
by Celticangel82
I need to get back into my gourds.. got a heap dried atm.
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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 20 Nov 2016, 14:18
by Mini
Link to my album so far on building a board gaming table, using my original dining table as a base.
Requirement was that I could still use the table for meals, especially when I had my kids here, so top still had to be sturdy and stable enough.

Also please ignore the paint work... it is horrendous and I know that...

Couldn't be bothered linking all the pictures individually, so url to the album is below.
http://imgur.com/a/jMKqK

Original table
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Progress so far photo
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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 03 May 2017, 21:44
by ChainsawMcP
Poorly built shed in the back yard - used to leak and stayed damp - then the sun would turn it into a sauna - anything left in there would rust, so I have a few tools that aren't what they should be...

Over the last few months I've straightened and sealed some bits - added a "window" using an old commercial fluoro fitting - piece of light diffusing "? perspex ?" - then added a roof vent

It stays dry now

I've refurbed my dad's 50 year old ex school workbench - sanded the surface and refaced the vice - and moved it in

There's an old cedar cabinet that will keep stuff neat and dry

I'll mount the drill press on the workbench... and the drop saw on the other old table... and maybe get back into some woodworking stuff by the time I retire
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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 19:22
by Mini
Started sanding back an old coffee table I have... ex decided she wanted to paint the legs white and give the top that "weathered" look a few years back. (She watched too much Better Homes and gardens...)
Now I am trying to get it back to some nice wood, thinking a few more pieces of sandpaper will be required though. Then it will be my first attempt at varnishing something.
I focused on the right hand side tonight, not looking forward to the legs... might need paint stripper for that.
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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 10:18
by MuscularTeeth
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all the sawdust!

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 10:58
by MuscularTeeth
i put these arched doorframes and doors in yesterday.
doors made by us here.

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Re: Wood Working

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 17:52
by Nekosan
Those are lovely MT ^

What does something like that run?

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 19:30
by Mini
Those are some gorgeous doors

Re: Wood Working

Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 09:05
by MuscularTeeth
thank you, they do look lovely.
manufacture of 2x arched doorframes, and 3x doors and installation was just above $6k.
client supplied their own hardware. the handles were $150 each. he spent nearly $2k on hardware.