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Old 05-20-2013, 05:17 AM
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Okay in between waiting for glue to dry, show us projects in wood.
For starters, this is not mine but something that sets the bar really high.

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Nothing like that video but I did make it myself for the boat:
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I build guitars and amps out of cigar boxes. Click the link below for some videos of them in action.
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Winter project. Made from Cypress.

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Winter project. Made from Cypress.

How does the cypress hold up to the weather? I am about to build a couple of chairs for our beach place, and was thinking Starboard, but that is costly....the natural look of the wood would go better with the decks...
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I built this a couple of months ago
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I like that, I see some empty spaces that need to be filled.
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How does the cypress hold up to the weather? I am about to build a couple of chairs for our beach place, and was thinking Starboard, but that is costly....the natural look of the wood would go better with the decks...
So far, so good....but I've only had them outside since March! I've heard that they turn gray over time but the cypress will last indefinitely. I sealed the wood that contacts the ground with glue to prevent wicking. I also used plugs in the screw holes to prevent water from penetrating there.

Cypress is not cheap by me either. I calculated that it cost me about $80 per chair...including screws, bolts & glue. I was looking at the trex chairs at $400 apiece and decided I needed a Plan B. I also made a fun little table with the scraps.

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It is all curly cherry veneer on 1/2" marine plywood, I made the trim out of curly cherry ruff sawn I had, all has 5-6 coats of epifanes clear varnish that I sprayed on it
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Originally Posted by wesley8808 View Post
How does the cypress hold up to the weather? I am about to build a couple of chairs for our beach place, and was thinking Starboard, but that is costly....the natural look of the wood would go better with the decks...
Many 100+ year old greenhouses are made of cypress. It lasts a long time in a damp, wet environment you should be good for a while!
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Some cornhole boards I made. Hand drawn/painted.

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Just a little box I made as a gift.

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There is a lot of nice work so far that's been posted. Being antique can bring big rewards as grandparents too. One of the most enjoyable projects for me was boat baby cradles. As they get older you can convert them to floor models with rocker feet on them and even toy boxes when they grow out of them. I made mini mahogany number boards depicting the birth date and state abbreviation with gold leaf lettering and even a name board for the transom which was a hit.
Hum, can't get the picture to load, will try it again later.

The plans are from this link and was the Baby Tender ll.

http://jordanwoodboats.com/

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Wow, some real talent on here.

No way I post my stuff
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Originally Posted by Screech49 View Post
Some cornhole boards I made. Hand drawn/painted.







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Okay, so I have to ask...........What is the purpose of the cornhole board?
I'm kinda scared of the answer...........

They look good BTW
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Cornhole is the latest version likened to horse shoes. For some reason people are paying big bucks for those boards that can be made using what amounts to 20 bucks worth of materials and some paint. Folks are having their college logos done on them too. I guess there are a lot of lazy folks around and some folks are truly making a fortune building them. For sure those are nicely done. I have another friend that is actually making them and shipping some to individuals in Hawaii too.
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A couple for the boat



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A one from the other boat

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some of you fellas have some serious talent
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