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Projects / Steve Ramsey style memorial bench.....
« Last post by Don Roberto on December 02, 2012, 12:17:45 pm »
My best pal Drew has had a terrible year this year. His dad was diagnosed with cancer in April,  and subsequently he died a couple of months ago. Within two weeks his mum pined away and died also. Fate was not finished with Drew yet,  and two weeks after his mum died he was knocked of his motor bike, breaking both of his legs. During the summer I had built one of Steves benches for my own back garden, and Drew commissioned me to build one for his dad. Sadly Tom died before I had even cut a piece of timber. On hearing of Drew's accident I decided to build a bench as a memorial to his mum and dad. The build was made using 2 x 4's and 4 x 1's and  my trusty kreg jig. The build took two days and along with glue and screws a few tears were shed.  We arrived at Drew's home a day after he had come out of hospital. When he is mobile again he will be able to sit out on his parents memorial bench and hopefully come to terms with everything. This project, although a simple build has been the most rewarding thing that I have ever done, and if it can help my dearest friend  make sense of life's often cruel  tricks then  I will also feel better in myself. Cheers me dears........
Don Roberto.
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Projects / Re: Small project to sale
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on September 11, 2012, 12:52:54 pm »
Pens are a good seller, if you have access to a lathe. Also scroll saw crafts sell well at farmers markets etc. And then there are Jewelry boxes and signs...

Laney
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Projects / Small project to sale
« Last post by lilwamz3 on September 11, 2012, 11:39:33 am »
hey guys I'm want to start selling my work  what small projects would you suggest I focus my energys or that would sell. The decor maket is flooded with primitive crafts in my area so Iwould like to stay away from there I was thinking of office and kitchen accessories what would you suggest?
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General Discussion / Re: The closet Don
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on September 10, 2012, 04:35:09 pm »
Welcome to Shop Talk Bob. It is a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for Joining the forum. I look forward to interacting with you as well as your posts.

Laney Shaughnessy
AKA Wood_Jedi
Owner
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Woodworking Jigs / Re: Pencil box
« Last post by Summers Woodworking on September 10, 2012, 04:30:10 pm »
Now that was real entertaining. I am still laughing!
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Woodworking Jigs / Pencil box
« Last post by Don Roberto on September 10, 2012, 02:10:52 pm »
Hey guys, my jig is not a jig atall. It's just a simple little box that sits on the bench and contains a few pencils and a sharpener. "just stick the damn pencil behind your ear, you moron"  I hear a lot of you shout. Yes fine, okay, I agree with you 100%, but it's okay for you guys with perfect  film star ears that sit tight against your heads. What about those of us who have less than perfect  Brad Pitt profiles. I personally can fit  a medium sized table leg behind both of my ears ( they stick out a lot, but hey, they at least stick out evenly) "Put the pencil in your shirt pocket then, you dipstick". What?, and chance breaking the pencil point off in my man boob.  No guys, sorry but my pencil box is staying. I no longer knock my pencils off the bench onto the floor and break the point off, I no longer have to search all my pockets for a fugitive pencil. I can even remove the blue tack from behind my ears. I just take a pencil out of the box, mark my rail or style  and put it back in the box. Simple, no fuss. The box cost nothing, a few bits of 1/2" mdf, glue and brads, and it took less than half an hour to make. Anyway guys I gotta go, or I'll be late for my Quasimodo  look alike meeting. Cheers me dears.......

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General Discussion / The closet Don
« Last post by Don Roberto on September 10, 2012, 12:43:39 pm »
Hey guys, my name is Bob, and  I'm a closet woodworker. What I meant to say is, that I'm a hobbyist woodworker and my shop is a single car garage that is not much bigger than a walk in closet. I retired 2 years ago, after 44 years in the British gas industry  ( emergency gas eng'r ). My first love was always working with wood, but I was told by my college lecturer that I would never make any money, (too slow) and as I had a gift for plumbing, that should be my career choice. So finally after retiring, I have all the time in the world to get reacquainted  with my first love, woodworking. If anybody is wondering about  the odd username, may I assure you all that I have never in my life whacked a stoolie, or boosted a shipment of tv's.  The name involves a wedding in Ontario, a stretch limmo and a rather sharp looking Italian suit. Cheers me dears.......
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Show us your Shop!! / Re: My lil woodshop...
« Last post by Don Roberto on September 10, 2012, 12:00:35 pm »
Hi Laney, 10'x 16' x 8'. Sheer unadulterated luxury, you lucky devil. My shop is much lil'ler (is that a word ?) than yours. She is only 8' x 15' x  7' 2", she is small but beautifully utilitarian, she smells wonderful and when I step into her, I feel  like I have come home. I have 2 x 5' benches  separated by, but joined together with a shorter 24" wide chopsaw/router table bench and a spare 5' wheel out  bench, in case I feel like working outside (British weather permitting). I have most of the major shop machines, although they are scaled down in size. Sadly, fine furniture making is not my bag  at this moment in time, but I have made some garden furniture, including Steve Ramseys garden bench. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic amateur wood butcher. With an ambition to improve. Seriously though, Laney I watch and rewatch  all of your  videos, and I would like to thank you for all the help that you have given me. Cheerio me deario.........
Don Roberto.
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Finishing / Re: Finishing a Pine Table
« Last post by Bideri on August 23, 2012, 05:05:14 am »
It is a pine table is fairly straightforward as long as you have the right tools and workspace. It's important to read all the way through the directions so you  can have order for one more.
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Projects / Re: First project
« Last post by LRTX1 on August 19, 2012, 07:15:40 pm »
Dirk,

The weather didnt cooperate today, it rained almost all day here.  I will get pics posted as soon as I can.
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