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Lumber Cart
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  Can anyone help me out on some ideas I could use on making a rolling lumber cart. There are so many different ones, that I want to use it to also store some old windows until I get to making the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael evans Aug 31.

What is the best wood to use for a router table top?
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I want to build a router table for my first project in my new shop after I finish it sometime this summer. What would be best to use to make the top for the router table?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ray vile Apr 20, 2013.


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Leslee replied to KregRep's discussion 'Tell us how you got into project-building!'
"It all started back in 2005, when I became disabled and could not work away from home. I found myself doing puzzles and I was wishing I could go back to work. I came across a Woodsmith Magazine and started to read it and I also remembered helping my…"
Oct 21
Leslee commented on John's photo

Kitchen remodel

"I bet your wife was pleased with the new kitchen, John. Be careful she might want you to do something else later on. I do like the lite and dark contrast with the cabinets and counter tops. the backsplash is a very class act that gives a lighting…"
Oct 19
Leslee commented on michael evans's photo

Roll along cart.

"Hi, Mick.  What a nice useful gift your kids bought you for your birthday. I like the way you made the cart fit the legs of the miter saw stand. Your cart gave me an idea for my workmate. You always need storage and mobility in the shop. Thanks…"
Sep 19
Leslee replied to Rita B.'s discussion 'Learning from the experienced'
"Hi, Rita.  I put together a face frame with lap joints to a tool cabinet plan that I made from an article from Woodsmith magazine a few years back. I didn't have the Kreg jig at the time. I did learn that you want the top and bottom to be…"
Sep 12
Leslee commented on Ken Prout's photo

Small Box From Scaps

" I like the pattern of the two woods are put together. It looks really pretty with the light and dark mix of the dark laurel with the elm showing off its grain pattern. Everything goes great together, nice box. Thanks for sharing your beautiful…"
Sep 10
Leslee replied to craig ohlson's discussion 'Good website to sell projects?'
"Craig,  Have you tried the Flea Markets or swap meets in the northern California. I do know that there is a Flea Market in Roseville, Ca. Have you tried putting up flyers at stores in your area?  See if there are outdoor shows like rodeos…"
Sep 8
Leslee commented on Jay Boutwell's photo

Large Pantry

"Jay,  Your big pantry looks great. I like the features of the broom closet next to the pantry. Your woodworking is just as could as before. I bet it took awhile to get it done. I don't know how you are feeling these days since your eye…"
Sep 6
michael evans replied to Leslee's discussion 'Lumber Cart'
"Hi Leslee ,if you go on woodworking for mere mortals theres a step by step demo on how to make a lumber cart . Hope this helps ,Mick!!"
Aug 31
Ken Darga replied to Leslee's discussion 'Lumber Cart'
"Leslee, You don't have to get it fancy--- keep it simple. Make it using the basic tools you have available. You can store small cutoff pieces in 5 gal plastic buckets. Long thin pieces can be stored in plastic pipe, down spouts, or the like,…"
Aug 31
Leslee replied to Leslee's discussion 'Lumber Cart'
" Thanks, Ken and Rita.   Sometimes it is good to have friends point you in the right direction. I did find one but, I did see the handyman Mag lumber storage rack which I think might have what I need in design and I think with a…"
Aug 30
Rita B. replied to Leslee's discussion 'Lumber Cart'
"The curse of never throwing a board away with the idea that it might come in handy :)   I know it well!   A search here will help and you may want to play with different words.  Lumber cart may generate something different…"
Aug 30
Ken Darga replied to Leslee's discussion 'Lumber Cart'
"If you go to the "search field", (located in the upper RH corner of this page),   type in "lumber storage",  press "enter", several pages of info and photos appears. "
Aug 30
Leslee posted a discussion

Lumber Cart

  Can anyone help me out on some ideas I could use on making a rolling lumber cart. There are so many different ones, that I want to use it to also store some old windows until I get to making the cold cases for my raised planting boxes. I also need to get my stored wood off the ground and organized so I can see what I got. Right now, I really don't know what I really have.See More
Aug 30
Leslee commented on michael evans's photo

What three tools aid your woodworking the most?

"I would have to put in the three Hand tools such as, marking & measuring, as one.  The second would be my clamps and the third would be my power tools. My fourth would be my wood planes. I through those in because I rather do it old school."
Jul 21
Rita B. left a comment for Leslee
"Thanks Leslee,  I will check them out.  Just starting out with the router so it will be a process of bit collection.   I use online tools a lot as a learning curve."
Jul 11
Leslee commented on JL Wood Built's photo

Dual Fan Stand (3)

" What a neat thing to build. A woodworker's weekend project for the shop. Those box fans really do move air around. I really need something like that I wished I  thought of it. Could I use your idea JL Wood for my shop?  Please…"
Jul 6

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At 5:32pm on July 11, 2014, Rita B. said…

Thanks Leslee,  I will check them out.  Just starting out with the router so it will be a process of bit collection.   I use online tools a lot as a learning curve.

At 11:42pm on March 8, 2014, james wilhelm said…

Hi Leslee , thank,s for nice comment on case , used Spanish Oak  on this one and a lot of my other project,s , the guy  did not want poly on this one  and did have a lot of room to display a lot of thing,s  , have a great day , JIM !!

At 11:16am on January 23, 2014, Kimbra Brunk said…

Thanks for your input, Leslee.  I will check, but at our location our county doesn't require building permits, although they are quick to put an evaluation on our property tax!

Our plan is to purchase a building that comes with the metal all cut and all the hardware, overhead door, walk out door and window included.  We would like an overhang of the roof on one side to cover a porch area.  We will hire one experienced carpenter who has put up a couple of barns for us.  I am lucky in this, my husband, son, and neighbor are going to help the carpenter to keep costs at a minimum.  I am buying 6 inch insulation from my brother, who overbought for his shop.  That is all I have done for sure.  Are you putting up a building for a wood shop?  Did you have plans to install a dust collection system?  There are so many things to consider, I am a bit overwhelmed.  I am thankful for the carpenter we have, but he is open to new ideas too.

I hope your disability allows you to get your building up  and functioning soon.  It would be nice to have an area to work in this cold weather!

Have a great week, Kimbra

At 10:05pm on January 14, 2014, james wilhelm said…

Hi Leslee , thank,s  for the nice comment,s on my bench !!!  I saw the basic plan on Lowes site and revised it to my own taste,s !!  Right now I have one together , two half done , two more on the bench ready to go together and picked up an order for one more today, going to be making benches for awhile , HA!   Have a good day , Jim !!

At 9:23pm on November 20, 2013, james wilhelm said…

Hi Leslee, thanks for the nice comment,s on my Rocking Horse , I like making thing,s for the little one,s  and love to see that smile on their face when they first see it , makes all that work worth while , have a good day , Jim !

At 5:29pm on June 20, 2013, james wilhelm said…

Hi Leslee  , Thank you very much for the comment on my chair ,  the oo1 picture is the one the guy sent me to see if I could make one like it , the 003 picture is the one that I made with a few changes to the boom  - tool box and the colors !! I am sorry if I confused every one by posting both pictures , just wanted to show every one what I had to work with to make  this chair , also posted my mistake on the main page  !! sending you a pic. of the right one , have a great day , JIM !!!

At 11:38am on June 5, 2013, Lorrie said…

Thanks Leslee for all of the Information.  I will be checking out both of the websites.  I'm not ready to build one just yet, but I'm always looking to get ideas.  I will check out the information on the height for sure.  I am 5'7 and don't usually have too much trouble with the height of the tables.  This will definitely help me with making a decision.    Lorrie

At 3:07am on April 2, 2013, Troy said…

Thanks for the tip on train items at Not only are the buildings of interest to me, but I found the router bits for building the tracks to be something I was in the market for. Greatly appreciate it Leslee! :)

At 5:28pm on February 6, 2013, james wilhelm said…

Leslee , thank you for your comment on my clamps , It did take years to get them , but I can do a few projects at a time and you can never have to many clamps, have a great day and enjoy building your projects , JIM

At 2:44pm on January 16, 2013, Jens Jensen said…

I do enjoy what I have built from scratch and as far as licorice I have it  there on account I have two neighbor girls that come over and ask for some scrap wood so I tell them they have to sweep floor for the wood and then they take a few red ropes.


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