Woodworking Carpentry & Stuff Making

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Edit: If there’s something you’ve made or fixed that you want to share please post. Provides inspiration for the rest of us.

I’m taking the plunge this year after watching enough YouTube videos to last lifetimes. Anyone else build stuff?

I have zero knowledge. Never operated a power tool. My parents were immigrants and didn’t ever let me touch stuff since they were afraid it’d break and we can’t afford to fix it.

Now in my 30s thinking it’s finally time. Signed up for some expensive classes to get started.

Make a wedge table - 4 hours $100
Make a cutting board - 4 hours $120
Fundamentals of woodworking - 2 day all day class $250

My end goal is to really know how to build a house..so i can buy some land and build a small house myself. Live in an apartment so can’t really buy or use power tools in this space. Will continue with different classes for the next few months to get my feet wet and try to go to some Habitat for Humanity stuff. Open to suggestions..
 
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I wouldn't mind doing something like this. I'm pretty handy and artistic, maybe I'll look into it.
 
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Every once in a while I get this desire to build a book case or a shoe rack for my closet but I never wind up doing it. Most handiwork I’ve done is tape and spackle my basement. That **** sucked.
 
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True MEN :pimp: :pimp: :pimp:

I do construction but, I’ve always wanted to try Carpentry :pimp: :pimp:. I’m going to give it a try
 
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Go to Home Depot parking lot, shadow the Mayans and they’ll let you be a uncertified apprentice and teach you everything like dcallamerican dcallamerican said.

On the real from what other customers who had dealings with alotta them spanish (central american dudes) who post up outside dam near every home depot ...alotta them do iffy work & thats not including those who take deposit money from people then get low (aka robbing people by cutting off they phones & or telling people they had to go back to their countries to avoid getting doing the work) i had to come & do work multiple times /aka play clean up duty where people paid me to do a job that some of them started than bounced on ....not saying all but i hear alotta them stories thru the grapevine

I was jam packed with work last summer & i hired 2 honduran dudes who i specifically asked if they knew how to do hardwood refinishing (they gave me the okie doke) so i added them to my team so i can bring in more money attending to more jobs..long story short i had my partner ending up having to show them how to do the work so i ended up paying them For nothing

Them home depot spanish dudes is along the lines of hiring black parking lot car mechanics ..high case things might not go as u expect i wouldnt really recommend nobody dealing with them unless u tight on funds or u just dont care to take a chance of having a iffy job done
 

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Home Depot classes, and volunteering with habitat for humanity. And of there are some maker spaces by you might be cool to check out
 
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Cool to run into this thread. We can get some ideas rolling in here. Just getting into carpentry.

Wife and i just bought our first house 2019. We tackled a massive first project and redid our whole kitchen. Along the way I bought tons of tools and learned a lot.

next project is the garage. Building shelving, work bench etc. also a rolling Stand for my Weber kettle lol
 
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I didn’t realize stain takes so long for the smell to disappear. Used Minwax. Got it sitting outside. Anyone know - should an overnight be enough for me to bring it back inside the apartment or will it still be super strong? Seems like i didn’t fully wipe it off enough still a little sticky to the touch 24 hours after.
 
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I didn’t realize stain takes so long for the smell to disappear. Used Minwax. Got it sitting outside. Anyone know - should an overnight be enough for me to bring it back inside the apartment or will it still be super strong? Seems like i didn’t fully wipe it off enough still a little sticky to the touch 24 hours after.
yea might be there result of not wiping the staining off enough.
 
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here's some of the plans I made for that Sculpture I did....

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I was heavily "Inspired" Daniel Arshams Slip bench

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but by the end of the project I forgot about Arsham and the original project because this Woman was building an altar ... which was this unsettling and eerie cabinet that was empty. I already knew she was going to say it was for "Tantric Bhuddism"... LOL

so I had to outevil her and call mine "Christs Casket"
 
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