I am finishing up a design, along with a furniture-industry designer
for a flatscreen entertainment centre which in some ways is quite
advanced. The first couple of prototypes are already on the bench and
I'm keeping a bit of a log. The two big features are hidden wires and
modular construction which allows choices of finishes right off the
Then they go to people's houses.
I make things I need: A table, book case, shelves for the garage, model
railroad benchwork, etc. They go where they're needed. The next major
project looks to be a board game cupboard, followed by a wheeled tool chest
for under my model railroad.
While the theoretical limit does exist, it could easily take a lifetime for
a casual woodworker (like most of us are) to fill a house with their
projects. Plus, as styles and tastes change, some of the woodworking
projects are likely to become useless and others will be needed.
On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:37:21 -0800 (PST), Too_Many_Tools
Projects to do for me:
2 end tables
3 or 4 picture frames
Projects to do for others (all gratis)
Bookcase for grandson of good friend
Cutting boards for gifts
I've done more for other's houses than my own. I've done some things
where the recipient will pay for the wood, but labor is a hobby, not a
job, so it is free.
Not a problem the past year or so. We are doing much of the finish on
our retirement home including hardwood floors, staircase, some
cabinets, tub surrounds, trim etc.
Otherwise, we have:
- Done similar trim/finish work for both of our kids during home
- Built some furniture items for ourselves and our son
- Built five rather involved hardwood rocking horses. Two for grand-
kids. One for a friends daughter. Two for church raffle prizes.
- Fancy picture frames for us and others
- Quilt racks for us and others
- Shop storage and bench projects
Obviously a lot of the above went somewhere else or is attached to a
Now that I am retired and finishing up with our home project, I might
have to start working on inventory management.
On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:01:25 -0600, the infamous Morris Dovey
P.S: Why are you guys feeding the TooManyTwinkies Troll?
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from
his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
-- Agnes Repplier
On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:05:44 -0600, the infamous Morris Dovey
Those aren't firnaces, they're passive solar panels, aka
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
-- George Bernard Shaw
LOL, Some times it feels like that. Especially the time Swingman helped me
load 27 sheets of oak veneer 3/4" plywood into my truck for a double kitchen
job we worked on together. Cut it all up in one long afternoon.
Under the nether parts of books.
Also, I've built a significant number of boxes/bins for media.
actually fairly well handled by industry goods, but CD bins and
from most suppliers are ... dreadful on several levels. I can get
good tables, good bedsteads and dressers, but it takes saws and elbow
grease to get a good shelf for my printed treasures.
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