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Offline Peter Halle

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Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« on: January 01, 2019, 12:37 PM »
As we enter 2019 I decided that I want to force myself to get out of my old ways and do some stuff that is both fun and long-needed.  I am sure that others would love to hear about others' woodworking dreams for 2019.  I encourage everyone to share theirs.

Mine:

1.  Start to enjoy woodworking projects vs only doing them for clients.
2.  Finish a couple of projects that were shelved 10 years ago.
3.  Build a project from start to finish just for fun and take some pictures.
4.  Get off my ass and contribute more and encourage others to do the same in ways that don't just involve searching and providing links.

I hope that others have even the most modest of woodworking goals for 2019.  And are willing to share.

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 12:48 PM »
Unfortunately a full year has gone by and I didn't achieve last year's goal of hand cutting dovetails.  I blame my lack of a decent vise to hold the board securely while cutting.

Hopefully that will change in 2019 as I ordered a complete moxon vise from Benchcrafted.  It ships tomorrow.

I also plan on making a few more end grain cutting boards.
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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 12:56 PM »


As been new to festool and systainer, i plan to toolup and get more systainer to organize correct tools.


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Offline Alex

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 01:02 PM »
My DIY goal is to learn plastering. I've got my whole house to practice on because it is in need of some tender loving, and so far it's going pretty well, just done my first wall here in the house and one much bigger wall in the house of a friend. I don't know exactly how to do it yet as the professionals do, but with a lot of help of my trusty Rotex I get a perfectly straight wall eventually. 

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 05:34 PM »
DYI Goals? Is that Do Yourself In? I'm good at those...  [big grin]

For 2019, I have to finish the garden room, and the garden landscaping, start the master ensuite remodel, build understairs drawers, decorate the hall/landing/stairs, plaster over the Artex ceilings in two bedrooms and decorate them, decorate the back room, fix a few cracks in ceilings previously plastered over, and a whole host of other "little" bits and pieces.

I also have to find a building plot for us to build a forever Passivhaus home.

And on a more general point, I'd really love to get to spend more time in the workshop honing a few skills and building a few pieces.

Piece of cake...  [scared]

Offline Don T

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 06:40 PM »
My goal is to get my garage(shop) in order.  We moved in almost a year ago and the garage if full of tools sprawled all over amongst other house items that need to find a home inside.  The problem is we mover into a much smaller home and only a two car garage.  When that is accomplished I want to make a 3D cutting board or two and finish some projects that I started in the house.
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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 12:54 AM »
I just bought a house, so most of my woodworking projects will pertain to that. Live edge bar, some shelving, and a bed frame inspired by Jory Brigham will top the list.
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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 02:22 AM »
I just received my Shaper Origin on Christmas Eve so learning Fushion 360 is now priority number 1. I purchased a Udemy course for learning Fushion last February but I’ve yet to crack the book...the Shaper now makes this mandatory.

After that, I’ll finish building some built-ins for the loft that I started 1 year ago and also finish a bathroom gut that I started 2 years ago.

This summer a new garage build is a must. I’ll then have the room to be able to rebuild a Bultaco Pursang that I disassembled and put into storage 20 years ago. And the Bultaco was purchased new 20+ years previous to that...talk about long term projects.  [eek]

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 08:56 AM »
Like many, "finish some projects"... I'm slowly being swamped in mostly-finished jobs, i.e. the shelves are up and loaded but the doors to hide the junk haven't materialized.

And as a corollary, "don't start any new projects until the old ones are finished".  [scratch chin]

HNY and happy woodworking to all.

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Offline RKA

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 11:44 AM »
Add me to the Fusion, Udemy and SO bandwagon (thanks Neil).  I've been meaning to start using drafting tools rather than pencil and paper, makes changes to designs so much easier than an eraser (or a new sheet of paper).  At least that's my hope, and the SO will hopefully push me over the cliff because it appears that's what I need right now.

Other goals, more organization and shop set up.  I've been dragging my feet for way too long it's embarrassing.  I hope this will be the year I get things more functional and get the machines and dust collection working.  I have machines collecting dust and anytime I'm building something I spend too much time hunting for things.
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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 06:13 PM »
Hi!

I could list some projects that are planned and will get executed this year eventually, but lately I've been thinking about something different.

I'm thinking about how I can give something back to society, how to help some people who are less fortunate and need something done to their place.

That sounds more trivial than it is, as everyone knows I'm not a licensed tradesman - so a lot of the stuff I can do for myself, I can't do for others ...

So my ultimate goal for 2019 is to get a DIY home renovation/remodel project done for someone "in need".

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline travisj

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 06:46 PM »
We moved almost two years ago and the projects seem endless.  In no particular order:

1. Install trim in three bedrooms
2. Put wainscoting in an upstairs hall
3.  Convert 1 large bathroom back into the 2 bathrooms it was originally
4.  Make a wall of built in cabinets in our “office” at home
5.  Update our kitchen (cabinets and backsplash)
6. Try to finally get the shop put together and organized (I’ve had some tools in Rubbermaid’s for 2 years, hard to find stuff)

And non DIY

7. Go fishing more (despite what my wife thinks, I don’t think you can go fishing too often)
8.  Teach my girls to shoot


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Offline RKA

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 08:18 PM »
@six-point socket II
That’s funny, I’ve pondered the same thing about helping those I need.  I got stuck on two points.  Liability around anything that could cause a fire or result in an accident and getting in over my head when I discover the problem was more extensive than I originally bargained for (how often does that happen!!).  I haven’t even factored in what if I should get hurt (which seems to happen more frequently with each passing year now that I’m no longer as young as Tinker).  Health insurance companies are asking a million questions around injuries requiring medical treatment.  Needless to say my pondering never got past those obstacles.  The simpler way around this is organizations like habitat for humanity, where someone else has worked out these details.

Then I started thinking about free consulting services to point people in the right direction or help them vet proposals or organizing a service that puts people in need with licensed professionals willing to do pro bono work.  I’m sure there is a demand, but I’m not sure about the supply side (the skilled labor).  Maybe the supply side doesn’t exist because nobody has made it easy for pros to give some of their time? 
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 08:39 PM »
Continue to take woodworking classes both festool and other classes.
Learn new techniques, hand cut dove tails
Try to start selling pieces.
Finish some of the other non woodworking DIY projects

Next year repeat  [big grin]

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 10:11 PM »
  • Finish my open projects and knock out some punchlist items that are almost a year old
  • More balance between furniture making and house related work
  • Build a chair
  • Post some 'completed' pictures of the projects I've asked for help/guidance on
  • Make a project following someone else's plans


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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Woodworking and DYI Goals for 2019?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 10:40 AM »
Unfortunately a full year has gone by and I didn't achieve last year's goal of hand cutting dovetails.  I blame my lack of a decent vise to hold the board securely while cutting.

Hopefully that will change in 2019 as I ordered a complete moxon vise from Benchcrafted.  It ships tomorrow.

I also plan on making a few more end grain cutting boards.

Please get us some nifty pictures of your build.

My goals for 2019:

1- continue on improving the shop organization,
2- finish the wall cabinets that are waiting for assembly since 6 months ago,
3- build a proper table for the CNC with enclosure,
4- emphasize on saw dust reduction,
5- learn more about finishing

I was planning to retire in May but they propose me to stay another year at 3-4 days a week. I never learned how to say NO!  [scared]
Mario