User Name
Password
AppleNova Forums » Creative Endeavors »

Some woodworking fun!


Register Members List Calendar Search FAQ Posting Guidelines
Some woodworking fun!
Thread Tools
torifile
Less than Stellar Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Send a message via AIM to torifile  
2014-02-18, 15:16

I finished this last year but since I haven't been on in a while, it's new to you!


Pergola by sbanawan, on Flickr

That's a not quite done photo (I know I have one of the complete project somewhere) but that's the gist of it. I built it all myself. It was quite a proud moment for me.

If it's not red and showing substantial musculature, you're wearing it wrong.
  quote
709
¬°Damned!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory
 
2014-02-18, 15:53

Posthole pics or GTFO.

Seriously though, postholes are a bitch. Getting all four posts straight while tacking and re-tacking support framing is rage-inducing.

Looks nice though! Next project is a stone walkway from your house to there?

Good idea for a thread. I need to replace some steps to the deck this spring, and possibly put in a new privacy fence (postholes! ) I'm sure many of us manly-men have projects we'd like to share. Drew may even carve a pipe!

So it goes.
  quote
billybobsky
BANNED
I am worthless beyond hope.
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Inner Swabia. If you have to ask twice, don't.
 
2014-02-18, 16:11

Uh. That doesn't look like minecraft.

Ok, I will stop.

Seriously though, nice work, Tori!
  quote
torifile
Less than Stellar Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Send a message via AIM to torifile  
2014-02-18, 16:54

Quote:
Originally Posted by 709 View Post
Posthole pics or GTFO.

Seriously though, postholes are a bitch. Getting all four posts straight while tacking and re-tacking support framing is rage-inducing.

Looks nice though! Next project is a stone walkway from your house to there?

Good idea for a thread. I need to replace some steps to the deck this spring, and possibly put in a new privacy fence (postholes! ) I'm sure many of us manly-men have projects we'd like to share. Drew may even carve a pipe!
There's already a stone path that I built a couple of years ago.

The postholes... Man, they sucked. Something like 16 bags of concrete (4 per hole). But the hardest part was leveling the tops of the posts. Because the ground isn't level up there, there was no easy way for me to get the bottoms right so I had to take a reciprocating saw to the tops after running a plumb line across all 4 posts. It was quite precarious up there.

That said, I LOVED building it. I ended up getting a nice compound miter saw out of the process.

My current project is to build a folding workbench for my garage so we can keep using it as a 2 car garage when I'm not using the bench. So far, I've gotten a table saw, planer and jointer out of the deal.

If it's not red and showing substantial musculature, you're wearing it wrong.
  quote
torifile
Less than Stellar Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Send a message via AIM to torifile  
2014-02-18, 16:55

Quote:
Originally Posted by billybobsky View Post
Uh. That doesn't look like minecraft.

Ok, I will stop.

Seriously though, nice work, Tori!
A couple years back, my son used to live in fear that if we dug too deep in the backyard we would hit lava.
  quote
Posting Rules Navigation
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Post Reply

Forum Jump
Thread Tools

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2019, AppleNova