Official Woodworking Thread

Good Ol' Boy

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I was a general carpenter professionally for many years as well as a hobby woodworker.

Now I work at a "lumber mill" which is really just a glorified woodworking shop. We do make dimensioned wood and custom moldings, along with doors and windows but its so much more than that. Needless to say I love my job.

Anyhow this thread is about the hobby of WW'ing and to show off anything folks on here might have done.

I'll start it off. I'm a turner by heart but have done other things.
 

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Good Ol' Boy

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Selena

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The clock stand (middle of the last row) is beautiful work. My husband enjoys woodworking to the degree I usually have to stack the firewood because he will invariably find that half of them have "interesting grain" and they disappear into the shop to season.
 

theotherwaldo

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I've never been any good at fine woodwork. I'd probably split a 4X8 if I tried to drive in a thumb tack.
No, I prefer to weld, machine, do wheel-thrown or hand-built pottery, concrete work or most other plastic- or fluid-based crafts.
I can do basic construction - if you don't look to closely at the details... .
 

Good Ol' Boy

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The clock stand (middle of the last row) is beautiful work. My husband enjoys woodworking to the degree I usually have to stack the firewood because he will invariably find that half of them have "interesting grain" and they disappear into the shop to season.


Lol I'm the same way except I stack our firewood not my wife, so I get to go through it.

The very first picture I posted was a piece of spalted Red Oak that was in the firewood pile.

Here's a recent piece I turned of Aromatic Ceder from a tree cut on our property. It had been drying for 2yrs and I have a bunch more logs ready to turn.
 

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Selena

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Lol I'm the same way except I stack our firewood not my wife, so I get to go through it.

The very first picture I posted was a piece of spalted Red Oak that was in the firewood pile.

Here's a recent piece I turned of Aromatic Ceder from a tree cut on our property. It had been drying for 2yrs and I have a bunch more logs ready to turn.
Since about 60 to 70 percent of our winter heat comes from wood I tend to be protective of the supply. Since there is 23 acres of woodlot on this place, he can cut his own and leave the house fuel alone!
 

LiveLife

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this thread is about the hobby of WW'ing and to show off anything folks on here might have done.
Wife breeds chickens and she gave me the following criteria for her primary chicken house (I am getting ready to build her a second chicken house that incorporates current separate 4'x8' chick house):
  • Predator proof - No chicken wire as raccoons can reach through the opening and kill chickens. Use 1/2" square wire fabric instead.
  • Excellent ventilation (One entire side of chicken house should be wire fabric)
  • Waterproof everything to prevent mold/mildew/fungus, etc. - We used Behr waterproof solid deck stain (Around $40/5 gal for "Ooops" bin at Home Depot or $191 retail) and painted all bare wood surfaces. I also used laminated plywood with polymer sheeting on both sides with sheet vinyl for the floor.
  • 3 separate cages/pens with automatic doors to keep different breeds from mixing (Automatic doors open to separate wire/netting fenced yards)
  • Plenty of perching space - Allow 12" per chicken. Each cage/pen has four 8' 2x4s (2 on top and 2 on bottom with sheet vinyl covered poop tray) and two 5' 2x4s with 2x4s laid down FLAT for maximum comfort for chickens as they grow bigger (Chickens are not light flight birds
    ;)
    ).
  • "Cozy" egg lay boxes - Not too big, not too small. I used 12"x14" - 14"x14" dimensions and sheet vinyl lined for easy clean up.
  • Hanging feeders to keep feed clean.
Here's 24'x8' framing with 4' overhang (for rain) raised 14" to provide shade/rain shelter for chickens. Three 8'x8' cages/pens lead to three separate wire/mesh fenced yards to keep different breeds in their own yards.

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All dimensional lumber painted with Behr waterproof solid deck stain and laminted plywood with polymer sheeting on both sides were used.

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Primed exterior siding ready for same Behr waterproof solid deck stain to withstand 80"-100" annual rainfall we get in our area.

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One of three automatic doors installed

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Egg lay boxes for each of three cages/pens under roof overhang to stay dry. Roof of egg lay box hinged for easy egg collection.

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Inside view of egg lay boxes and automatic door opening.

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Waterproof inside and out with sheet vinyl for easy clean up

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Hanging feeders for clean feeding

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LiveLife

Member
And our mini pigs Petunia and Waldo taking daily nap by the chicken house.

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And here's the finished chicken house with Lexan rain/wind deflectors and external perches ... Yes, a chicken house. 😁😁😁

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str8_forward

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Wife breeds chickens and she gave me the following criteria for her primary chicken house (I am getting ready to build her a second chicken house that incorporates current separate 4'x8' chick house):
  • Predator proof - No chicken wire as raccoons can reach through the opening and kill chickens. Use 1/2" square wire fabric instead.
  • Excellent ventilation (One entire side of chicken house should be wire fabric)
  • Waterproof everything to prevent mold/mildew/fungus, etc. - We used Behr waterproof solid deck stain (Around $40/5 gal for "Ooops" bin at Home Depot or $191 retail) and painted all bare wood surfaces. I also used laminated plywood with polymer sheeting on both sides with sheet vinyl for the floor.
  • 3 separate cages/pens with automatic doors to keep different breeds from mixing (Automatic doors open to separate wire/netting fenced yards)
  • Plenty of perching space - Allow 12" per chicken. Each cage/pen has four 8' 2x4s (2 on top and 2 on bottom with sheet vinyl covered poop tray) and two 5' 2x4s with 2x4s laid down FLAT for maximum comfort for chickens as they grow bigger (Chickens are not light flight birds
    ;)
    ).
  • "Cozy" egg lay boxes - Not too big, not too small. I used 12"x14" - 14"x14" dimensions and sheet vinyl lined for easy clean up.
  • Hanging feeders to keep feed clean.
Here's 24'x8' framing with 4' overhang (for rain) raised 14" to provide shade/rain shelter for chickens. Three 8'x8' cages/pens lead to three separate wire/mesh fenced yards to keep different breeds in their own yards.

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All dimensional lumber painted with Behr waterproof solid deck stain and laminted plywood with polymer sheeting on both sides were used.

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Primed exterior siding ready for same Behr waterproof solid deck stain to withstand 80"-100" annual rainfall we get in our area.

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One of three automatic doors installed

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Egg lay boxes for each of three cages/pens under roof overhang to stay dry. Roof of egg lay box hinged for easy egg collection.

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Inside view of egg lay boxes and automatic door opening.

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Waterproof inside and out with sheet vinyl for easy clean up

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Hanging feeders for clean feeding

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looking great and done with a lot of thinking
 

LiveLife

Member
Those chickens better be laying some extraordinary eggs, or at least be really friendly.
The chickens are breeder stock wife got as chicks from Greenfire Farms that import chickens directly from Germany (Only one I believe) priced around $45-$100 per chick. Yes, per chick. And yes, chicks are raised with our 4 dogs and 2 domesticated feral brother cats and they are friendly and good egg layers.

Wife went through several hundred chickens bred from perhaps 15 different breeds from select breeders in preparation to be NPIP certified but Covid happened and now we are thinking about focusing on breeding silver lab puppies for our retirement "hobby".

This is puppy #4 I just picked up from AL (Puppy #1 came from PA and #2 and #3 came from TX for genetic "diversity"). We are keeping the females on our property and males are kept at wife's brother's property and they visit often. Picture shows puppy #4 playing "puppy Jedi mind trick" on wife's niece who sleeps with both males pups.

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