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Old 04-17-2016, 12:59 PM   #261
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:06 PM   #262
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Very nice! They look almost too good to eat. Almost.
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Very nice! They look almost too good to eat. Almost.
They are, aren't they? Little works of art that is almost a shame to destroy by eating them.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:24 PM   #264
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I'm in the process of building some shelves and cabinets in our theater room. They are painted a dark gray to match the walls. Here's a blank for one of the four doors I'm making on the CNC, each one will have a different design. Finished a second one this morning that has a directors chair, hope to finish up this week.
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Very nice! Is that MDF?
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Very nice! Is that MDF?
Yes, 1/2" MDF, carves great and really looks good. Takes paint well, I put a coat of shellac on after carving to raise the fuzzies, then a light sanding before painting. Make sure you have the dust collector working!
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I like the shellac idea! You're right - working with MDF makes a mess.
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Whipped up a wheelbarrow planter from pallets and an old wheel that I dug up. Now to pack it with flowers, etc
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I like the wheelbarrow!

Finished up the shelves/cabinets in the tv room. Here are a couple of pictures.
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Ronstar, Cool planter. Did you add drain holes? I have a big old Philly street vendors cart. I use it sometimes for a planter but I put a plastic mortar pan inside the cart so it won't rot out the bottom. I also put ice in the mortar pan and use it to chill wine and soda and beer for patio parties.
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Ronstar, Cool planter. Did you add drain holes? I have a big old Philly street vendors cart. I use it sometimes for a planter but I put a plastic mortar pan inside the cart so it won't rot out the bottom. I also put ice in the mortar pan and use it to chill wine and soda and beer for patio parties.
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Split - The bottom has individual slats, so water can get out. Like you, I'm going to plant stuff in plastic bins. Cool idea on using yours as a cooler. I'm sure DW has ideas for fall arrangements, etc

Dave - great work on the entertainment center. Your cnc'd door fronts really pop!
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DD showed up at the house a couple of weeks ago. she had a big block of black foam and wanted to know if I could cut it. A glass chess/game set had been donated for the Kid's Camp silent auction and the cardboard box it was in was deteriorated. She wanted to put it in a nicer box with foam separating the boards and pieces. Turns out she didn't have a box and was going to try to put plastic pieces together for a box. I suggested we make a quick box while she was there. It probably took an hour and half to make the box using wood scraps that were literally laying outside in a scrap pile. She and her boyfriend stained it and brought it back out and I put a finish on it. Funny thing was that there were two sheets of bids on it! I think it went for like $75. You never know what will sell at a silent auction!
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Whipped up a wheelbarrow planter from pallets and an old wheel that I dug up. Now to pack it with flowers, etc
Very nice.
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I suggested we make a quick box while she was there. It probably took an hour and half to make the box using wood scraps that were literally laying outside in a scrap pile.
I enjoy making projects that dig in to my scrap pile! I'm terrible at getting rid of the leftover scraps and have piles of small pieces that I dig through when I need a board. I always go to the scrap pile first to keep from cutting something larger. Nice job and outcome on the box!
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Nice job on the box, Hermit! I know the satisfaction that you guys get from putting scraps to good use. Getting rid of scraps makes more room for tools and more wood.


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Here's a pic of raised planter stands hubby made for me (and of my container veggie garden). I love them!
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Here's a pic of raised planter stands hubby made for me (and of my container veggie garden). I love them!
Very nice planter stands!


I'm not a gardener - what is the white planter covering and what looks like a black tube coming out of the top for?
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My guess is that the blankie keeps the soil warm, while the tube allows water to reach the deep roots.

I do not need the first where we live, but the watering tube is an idea I keep forgetting to implement
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I like the wheelbarrow!

Finished up the shelves/cabinets in the tv room. Here are a couple of pictures.
Glad to see you were smart enough to hang a fixed screen instead of one that goes up/down. The motorized ones are cool but no matter what you spend its impossible to get a completely flat screen. You'll always have some kind of wave or ripple. Nice work.
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I'm not a gardener - what is the white planter covering and what looks like a black tube coming out of the top for?
Thank you!

Those planters are called earthboxes (Home page EarthBox® - Homegrown Vegetables Without A Garden®). I LOVE them! There is a water reservoir in the bottom - holds several gallons - and a plastic aeration screen that the potting mix sits on. There are two "wicking" chambers that go down into the water reservoir and are packed with potting mix. In this way, the earth draws water up into the roots of the plant.

You can never overwater as there is a bit of space between the aeration screen and the water - so the roots never get waterlogged.

The plastic cover serves multiple purposes: (1) helps keep moisture in (2) never get weeds (3) when it rains, the water runs off the planter, so the fertilizer strip I put in in the center doesn't get washed out by rain.

These boxes can produce a ton of veggies/sq foot of space.
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