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Carol St.Denis
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I made Steve Ramsey's (Woodworking for Mere Mortals) compost bin. I modified to fit my garden and used cedar and redwood fence slats instead of 1x4s and 1x6s. Much cheaper and I thought they might last a bit longer. This took me about a day to make.
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5/24/18
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I made my mother this bookshelf for Mother's Day. Took me longer than normal as I was trying to figure out how to use the wood I already had in my shop without buying any new wood. Also, when I thought I was complete, she informed me she wanted 3 shelves not 2 :\ Since the wood was less than straight, I had to do a lot of shoring up and decided to paint it to cover up the issues.
I even had the can of "oops" paint in my shop. So all in all a no-cost shelf!
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4/15/18
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I can finally post these cat door frame sitters I made for my DIL's birthday. They were fun to do and modeled off of some my Dad had made me years ago. I stained them to match the colors of her cats.
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4/3/18
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While working on a bookshelf for my Mom, I came upon an old scrap of 2x2 redwood with a groove in it and a taper from some other project. I decided I needed something to hold up my cell phone, so just lopped it off, sanded it , a touch of danish oil and voila!
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Found this little wood knife at an estate sale for 50 cents. Not sure if it is that great, but I thought for 50 cents I couldn't go wrong!
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I have a cheapo porter cable 1/4 sheet palm sander that I use a lot. The pad needed replacing, so I went to local HD - they don't carry it. Looked on Amazon and it is $26 for two pads that are for a different model number, so not sure they will fit. I seem to remember paying something like $30 for the sander itself, so the price to replace the pad seems kind of ridiculous. Anyhow, I thought I would purchase a new sander with hook and loop to make it easier to change paper, etc. Found a Bosch ROS palm sander for about $50 at Lowes. Have any of you used that particular brand and/or what do you recommend?

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My final Christmas present of the year goes to my sister, who will be coming into town today. I got this idea and instruction from +Darbin Orvar channel. I'm not that great with soldering, etc. so just used a store bought candelabra outlet with a switch on the cord and an LED bulb. I tell you it took a lot of thinking and improvising to get that light installed! And, yes, that is a curtain rod support holding the socket, LoL. Since I used 1/4" plywood for the shade, it did not take well to all the hole drilling, so I decided to paint it a midnight blue and add some more "star" highlights. The bulb I chose is really bright, so sis might want to tone it down a bit. The bottom and top are both held with small screws, so it will be easy to replace the bulb. Thanks to Lynn for sharing her great ideas and techniques!
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1/4/18
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As promised here is the picture of the cedar gift I was asking for help with finishing ideas. It is a passive amplifier for my DIL's cell phone. I ended up using Danish oil on it and it really brought out the red in the wood. This is before I finished it. I altered it after Christmas to include a hole and groove in the bottom so she could also use it as a charging station. She loves it.
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Great gift from my son and DIL - exotic wood grab bag (or box)!
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12/25/17
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Made a Christmas card holder with a plan from diy-modern.com. Also had some scraps left over from my cedar project and noticed when pieced together they made a cute little Christmas tree. The little button ornament was made by a friend of mine.
Merry Christmas woodworkers!
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12/19/17
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