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  1. To the people who've given me thanks for my service, thank you! But it truly is my pleasure and honor to serve! And remember... FLY NAVY!!
  2. Thanks man!!! Well she did love it, but our actual anniversary is in June, but I'm in the navy and will be away on assignment when that comes round so had to give it to her in person. She herself is not a woodworker, however, she did "design" a mini pergola for our herb garden which was good enough for me!! Any excuse to keep building and learning g I'll take Thanks man!!!
  3. Hey y'all, so I recently discovered that traditional wedding gifts at the 5 year mark are made of wood, in some form or fashion. So, I decided to make my wife a gift. I came up with idea/design on my own, and with exception of a jigsaw for the shape of heart, it was all hand tools. The heart is redwood, the base is hobby board red oak.. and the arrow is just cheap dowel rod all purchased at HD. Well, I did use a drill to get 2 holes in heart... I just finished it with a beeswax orange blossom combo thing I found beside the minwax stuff... the wood burner I've had for a few years, but this is first time I've ever "really" used it... let me know what y'all think!! Thanks! CHEERS
  4. I just had 1 minwax can and did about 4 total.. used up whole can... coat, sand with 220,, coat, sand, then last sand was 320, then final coat Also, I have limited tools... for this I had to borrow my buddy's table saw to rip the boards to width... I cut the posts with a hand saw... then just a square palm sander..
  5. Hey guys. Some of you guys may remember me posting for some help on how to make a small boxes 45° ends line up, and how get it perfect. Well, I decide to hell with that& go big or go home!! So I made a bench. Now it is not perfect square at every corner by any means, but it looks damn better than that box I was trying to build, and it hasn't broken yet when sitting in it! Anyway.. thank you guys who e helped me thus far.. and any tips or pointers on how to make this bench better bedtime are totally welcome! Next time** this is made from plain common pine board at HD, although the posts are Douglas fur(all they had)... I just used a polycrylic spray clearcoat to finish. Just a used screws to fasten, no fancy joints.
  6. Wow! A lot of good info thanks. All I'm trying to do now is get something with minimal tweaking, that can sure up some miters with a shooting board... outside of that, I'm such a beginner that I don't even want to take on a demanding project. I'll check out some of the jay customs videos and see. I do have a woodcraft store close by so maybe I'll drop in there and see what they have also.
  7. So I've been piecing together my basic foundation of some hand and power tools for woodworking. But as I am researching some hand planes, I realize that it seems only 2 options. Go big, or go home. I was curious if anyone has had a good quality plane, that was for a "value" price. For example, I've looked at a 9" bench plane at HD for about $30 made by 'Buck Bros'. Looks nice enough, but a lot of bad reviews. I just wonder if it is the user, or the tool itself? I know you can peek n tweak it before use but.... I also don't want to drop $80 at woodcraft for something I might not like using in future. Thoughts...?
  8. MattSC, thank you for turning me on to Paul sellers! His work is great, and videos nice and to the point. Thanks again for new name.
  9. Yeh Chet. I'm originally from West Virginia, but I have quickly adapted and become even more defensive driver over the last 5 years.
  10. Hey Highlander, here goes. 1 cordless B&D 5 1/2 circular saw. 20v lit ion. 1.5amhr(?) B&D drill, same battery as saw. speed square, hand compass saw, hand saw (w/ about 6-8 teeth per in. Not very smooth), square orbital sander, tape measure and chisel and other basic tool box stuff. I attached the pictures of what I'm working on. Once I can figure out the right fit, I'm gonna crank these little shelves out!
  11. If I ha e a normal, rectangular and square edge board, how do I know how/ measure to cut and have it match the 2 45° ends? Ps. What is a shooting board?
  12. hello everyone, i have already jumped the gun and posted about how to get 90° for my small book shelf project. But I wanted to introduce myself and say hey. I'm in Ventura California, and I am just getting started and attempting more complex( not if I had tools and time) diy woodworking projects. Look forward to learning on here! Cheers
  13. Oooook so. My wife came to me with a brilliant idea of some small handmade bookshelves for our son and daughters room. Sketched it out and went to work. Well, I, after having binged watched The New Yankee Workshop on YouTube, decided that I totally knew how to , and could easily make these cuts. FALSE. I have beginner tools at best. So anyway, I have about a 8" tall back, and 3" x3 1/8 pieces coming out from the back panel. These I made 45° cuts on, and needed to match up one price the same height, and length but also cut 45°s..... I was either grossly over the mark, or far to short of 90°. I have since given up and am making another one with just flat and square pieces. But I was hoping to get some help as to how to accurately know/ measure a piece to match at length and make a right angle. I could post pictures later if helps but.. I'm already tired of making plain boring box shapes with no miters or angles. Please help teach me the ways!! Cheers!
  14. Oooook so. My wife came to me with a brilliant idea of some small handmade bookshelves for our son and daughters room. Sketched it out and went to work. Well, I, after having binged watched The New Yankee Workshop on YouTube, decided that I totally knew how to , and could easily make these cuts. FALSE. I have beginner tools at best. So anyway, I have about a 8" tall back, and 3" x3 1/8 pieces coming out from the back panel. These I made 45° cuts on, and needed to match up one price the same height, and length but also cut 45°s..... I was either grossly over the mark, or far to short of 90°. I have since given up and am making another one with just flat and square pieces. But I was hoping to get some help as to how to accurately know/ measure a piece to match at length and make a right angle. I could post pictures later if helps but.. I'm already tired of making plain boring box shapes with no miters or angles. Please help teach me the ways!! Cheers!