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    Anyone doing some woodworking?

    I know most of us in here will be metal work and other sorts of fab. But is anyone doing any stuff with wood?
    I have got back into some woodworking this year for the first time since high school, and enjoying making stuff not for the car for once. Mainly making furniture and outdoor stuff for now.

    Had a look around on some of the other forums and most woodworkers seem to either be purists with eleventy billion dollars worry of custom Japanese draw blade saws and do everything the "artisan" way, or expect beginners to go out and stump up $10k on Dewalt or go home.

    Anyone else into it?
    Chris
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    The new nugget
    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

    #2
    I used to hate it, but as I get older, and also due to where I work, I've started to get into it.
    I'm still beyond shit, but enjoying giving it a go.

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      #3
      Subscribed. Keen to learn.

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        #4
        Working with steel all day long some woodwork is a soothing relief.

        Some of the bits ive made since moving into this new house 18 months ago, bit crappy I know but as the place is a rental and renting a house un-furnished out here is impossible investing good money to buy decent stuff that may not fit the next house is a waste, this stuff I can bin without concern.









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          #5
          That's actually some pretty nice stuff, shits all over my attempts

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            #6
            Yeah I'd be happy with making some not shit shelving for home.

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              #7
              I do a bit but only because my father has a cabinet factory with all the gear. I like the way some of that stuff goes together Fondles I have used same tab idea on laser cut steel.
              3D scanning
              3D modelling
              Structural certification
              3 and 5 axis milling

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                #8
                yep getting slowly less shit at it. most of my tools are ozito, love the idea of hand tools but don't have the money or time for them.

                Fondles, what's in the tub between the two water bottles?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Roadsailing View Post
                  Fondles, what's in the tub between the two water bottles?

                  washing machine powder (cheaper to buy in bulk, a 10kg bucket is only $8.00 vs $2.50 for a 2kg bag).

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                    #10
                    I get enthusiastic every few years and knock up a bit of furniture - bookcases / dining room table / bed are some of the projects.

                    Haven't done anything for a couple of years now but want to find the time. When I cleared out the old man's place after we moved him into a nursing home a few years back, I found a stack of timber of all sorts, ranging from old 2nd hand teak he rescued from ships and had dressed (he was a shipwright), through to Australian Red Cedar slabs, white cedar planks, quite a lot of some sort of silky oak / forest oak and a few bits of Banksia. Got all his old tools as well, much better quality than what I'm used to ! Apart from his old planes, chisels, saws and stuff, I've also got his Triton Workcentre to mess around with.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Euronymous View Post
                      That's actually some pretty nice stuff, shits all over my attempts

                      Iam a fraud though at woodwork, I design it in cad and waterjet cut the bits (the pine stand was handmade).

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                        #12
                        Haha nice, water jet looks like it cuts wood fairly clean. For some reason I thought it would splinter like fuck.
                        We use lasers a lot for cutting and engraving small wood projects. And CNC for larger efforts

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Euronymous View Post
                          Haha nice, water jet looks like it cuts wood fairly clean. For some reason I thought it would splinter like fuck.
                          We use lasers a lot for cutting and engraving small wood projects. And CNC for larger efforts

                          It cuts great but there is a reason why I only use marine ply and not MDF**. even the pine absorbs too much water.


                          ** my armour proto stuff is 6m MDF but it goes in the sun straight away to dry, anything thicker turn to shit.

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                            #14
                            Nice, need to convince my work to get one haha

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Fondles View Post
                              It cuts great but there is a reason why I only use marine ply and not MDF**. even the pine absorbs too much water.


                              ** my armour proto stuff is 6m MDF but it goes in the sun straight away to dry, anything thicker turn to shit.
                              Waterjet or not fuck MDF in general.

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