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  2. All done but the quarter round.
  3. Well finally had to splurge on a table saw today. Ran into a complication in Sadie's room and the jig is simply not accurate enough to make the proper rip cuts. Besides a router, that about completes my woodworking tool set, and I have a Dremel that can tide me over until I need something bigger.
  4. It's probably the most versatile tool I have besides my Dremel, but it's sort of a "jack of all trades, master of none" if that makes sense. I've used it to sand, cut drywall and concrete backer board. It works but other tools do usually do the job better, especially the bigger the job gets. In love with the thing now though. Saved a lot of time compared to any other tool I could have used. All of the door frames had to come up a bit in order to get the flooring flush underneath them. Just get a piece of scrap flooring as a template, put the blade atop it and went to town. In hindsi
  5. Awesome job, Dub! Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful family! How do you like the oscillating multi-tool? I have wondered about them.
  6. Dude. Your girls have gotten so freaking big! I know, I know...but dang! Great work man! And awesome job getting the fam involved. A little self motivation/elbow grease can go a long way in life. Great lesson for kids to learn. And more than money saved, the satisfaction of a job well done is priceless.
  7. Been a fun couple of days. My wife and I took advantage of the extended weekend and finally got started on a much needed home improvement project. Carpet in out girls' rooms upstairs is original and badly in need of replacement. Roughly 30 years old. We purchased about 900ft² of tongue and groove vinyl plank and decided to give it a go ourselves. Got Ava's room done and it was the worst. Up comes the carpet. We made a fun family project out of it. Sadie followed behind me as I pull the carpet and tac board, pulling up staples I missed or hammering them level as need
  8. I'm no wood worker, just a DIY hack who wants to be one when he grows up. I bought the DW618PKB 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start from Home Depot last year. I haven't done a lot with it so far, but I do like it. I plan on making a DIY router table and installing the fixed base in it, but that'll have to be later. I've had the corded Rigid circular saw for a while, and I'd give it a thumbs up. Also, I got a cordless Ryobi drill/impact driver set a few years back...and later got a Ryobi multi-tool and hammer drill, that all use the same batt
  9. Very cool. Love reclaimed projects. I'm using the old kitchen cabinets from my house as base units for my miter saw worktable. I got a free "entertainment center" that is basically two cut down pallets with a 2x4 support structure and i'm going to make it into a large rolling workstation.
  10. It’s a new build. And boy have a learned a few things. It’s 6/4 red oak top (basically trailer lumber) all air dried. The base is my favorite. Reclaimed piles from an RJ Reynolds warehouse in North Carolina. It is longleaf pine.
  11. That table looks great. Did you refinish it or is it a new build??
  12. Yes, little bit ambitious, but i've got about $100 in lumber and that's all other than my time. Better to me than dropping $1,500+ on something at a store. I'll update with pics once i'm done.
  13. Dang that’s ambitious! I’m super interested in how this turns out!
  14. I decided a couple months ago to build my own chaise lounge sectional from 2x6s and recycle the springs and back supports from the old chaise and sofa I had that was probably 15 years old. I built the ottoman last weekend and designed it so it will fit up against the sectional basically creating a queen size bed. I am going to use the ottoman as storage as well so i'll be installing a cushioned top that will lift up. I'm going to stain the oak inserts, and then paint the whole thing 'carbonized' which is a charcoal grey. I am recycling the cushions from the old chaise lounge and sofa.
  15. Hopefully, you were able to reclaim some of that hard wood flooring.
  16. Anxious to get my tax refund so i can get the metal work done for my upper shelves.
  17. The house I lived the first 21 years of my life in has recently been purchased by HfH in Jackson. Through a series of fortunate connections, I have been granted access to my old house to reclaim what I can before it’s demolished. They have decided it to be easier and cheaper to just build a new house. So after almost 25 years(we moved out Feb 15, 1995), I started to process yesterday. I had hella mixed emotions. The house has some excellent wood it the flooring. I’ll keep y’all appraised of my progress.
  18. Awesome work man! Love the love edge windowsill!
  19. I have no idea why I stopped getting notifications here. Beautiful wood, @tgr4lfe!
  20. Minor progress as i've been working on some woodworking projects for clients. I fabricated a replacement window ledge from a slab of live edge black walnut then some heavy coats of clear 3x polyurethane. Treated the live edge with a wood hardner before using the polyurethane. I then decided to tile the entry way so no direct water on the laminate floating wood flooring. I've started on the walnut finish laminate wood floating floors as well. and i've built the frame for surfacing the back of the peninsula and stove. I changed out the 2x4s with pallet wood so it would bl
  21. That sucks. I love doing it. I'm hoping that within a year or so, maybe less, i can do the woodworking and remodeling full time. I just have to get my new work shop up and organized. Its got to be wired and insulated and all that, plus new tools. Here are some updated pics. I've got a stove but i freaking cracked teh glass top unloading it so that is a $300 part (unless someone here has a connection for appliance parts). Next is to start saving up and buying the metal pipe for the upper shelves. I think i'm going to get the square pipe welded and i'm doing the walnut shelves that i wil
  22. My knees won't let me do the up and down stuff any more ….so I am envious of what you are doing. I can still do shop work but nothing serious like what you are doing now. Great work....and a good crew to help too.....keep us posted.....
  23. Completely understand! Measure, cut, cuss, force it to fit. That's my woodworking motto
  24. I do some wood working on the side and completed this LED table lamp just before i bought the house. It is from a 3"x4" piece of poplar ( i think). This was a skid from a large pallet. These were the best pallets i've found for making furniture. The skids were 3"x4", and the slats were 1 1/8"x5.25". I just sold this one and i'm ready to start on the next ones. I've got a block of white oak, another piece of poplar, and a couple pieces of walnut to create some new ones from. The walnut one is going to be for my own house
  25. Love using materials like this!! These are the walnut slabs i'm using for my kitchen upper shelves and flip up bar. I also cut the kitchen window ledge out of one of the slabs to replace the marble piece.

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