I wish I had a counter on this blog to see if it’s even being read. Well, it’s been raining steady now for two days so it’s got the finishing on hold. I did get some done yesterday. I put a big heater upstairs and turn on my air exchange so I pull warm dry air into the spray booth…but that’s not something the home guy will be able to do. If you do have the ability to put your piece in an area it can warm up some, that also helps in drying and blushing, its a warm thing, don’t get it hot, a good dehumidifier is also a good thing to have in your shop, especially a basement shop. They are not real expensive and keeping humidity down in your building area and wood storage really helps your wood and projects.
Well, among 20 other things I got the doors done on the step back, routed out the back of the glass ones, note in the picture, the block of wood, double stick taped to the base to keep it from “tipping.” I usually do these on a router table but I got them all tied up with different things. Also note how the corner came out, now you can chisel these square but I just have the glass cut with the round corners and glaze it in. It’s one of those things I do, I like the look and my clients have also liked it. In reality it saves me “chisel” time and adds a unique decorative touch and you will also note the little “white dots” at the joints, yep, toothpick pins.
Also note that as soon as I can I put tape on the top and bottom of my doors to keep from accidentally gluing them to the case and I clamp them in my case making sure everything fits. It sort of “fits the door to the case” so if I’m off a little it “adjusts” the door to fit.
Okay, now I’m gonna fit the crown and base. I’m going to do a different thing on the feet, they are to be a Federal style dovetailed foot but instead of dovetailing, I’m going to 45 degree them and do dovetail splines. I like the look of strength and your gonna see a new jig to do them quick and easy.
Some of you been on the forum watching “Big Bob” and his quilt racks, check him out, here is the link:
and talking about your dirty shops. Mine looks like a cyclone hit it. Got to kick a scrap or two out of the way to use the saw, router bits in a pile of other scraps, dust collector full, shop vac full. Ah, just like an old pair of jeans….feels good. Oh yeah, the trash cans are empty cause I got wood stacked in them.So it’s time to get with the program.
Catch ya Later!