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    Jefferey Scott

    Oklahoma Homestead 40x80x12

    Thread Starter: Jefferey Scott

    Hey guys, I'm in the early planning stages for a workshop that will be used as both a woodworking shop and a metal fabrication shop. I'm trying to figure out how much lighting I can afford to put in and have a rough floorplan with 21 - 4 foot 4 bulb high bay fluorescent fixtures (at about $60 a...

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    mark mcfarlane

    Yet another shop build.... McFarlane

    Thread Starter: mark mcfarlane

    After a 9 month battle with the local water district over an easement, we started clearing the land for my new shop today. It was amazing to watch these guys clear the land. We had three 80-100' pine trees removed and about a dozen smaller ones. One of the tall trees was 2 feet off my...

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    steven c newman

    Recycled 2x4 project

    Thread Starter: steven c newman

    Just what it says. I cleaned up the junk in the back yard, yesterday. Wound up with six pieces of 2x4, after cutting out the bad stuff in three longer boards.. Handsome devils, aren't they? So, this morning I hauled these things down to the shop. I set the longer three aside, for now. ...

    Last Post By: steven c newman Today, 3:01 PM Go to last post
    Ralph Boumenot

    plow planes

    Thread Starter: Ralph Boumenot

    Looking for commentary on plow planes. I have a Record 405 and I only have used the 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" grooving irons. I have looked at all the other irons but not used any. I will probably be dead before LN releases their plow plane so I've been looking at the Lee Valley plow plane. Curious to...

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    Stephen Hibbs

    good wood for a raised garden?

    Thread Starter: Stephen Hibbs

    Hey, We are working on making two 3'x12' planters with a dog-proof 6' tall trellace/wall around a total area of 8'x12'. We are currently wondering what wood to use that's a good combination of durability and price. Right now we are kicking around using plastic wood, redwood, or cedar. We want...

    Last Post By: John K Jordan Today, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    Kurt Owens

    What precautions should I take when building a bench that is 7 feet long?

    Thread Starter: Kurt Owens

    I am going to be building a new dining table and bench for our house. It is a simple design - 8' long with slightly tapered legs and a bench to match. I am a little worried about sag in the bench. I punch the numbers in to the sagulator, and if 4 adults were sitting on the bench it said there would...

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