September 26, 2008

Well, still wrapping up finishing and details on the cabinets.  Shop is so full I’m not able to do much until they leave, then I got to clean it up some.  Don’t know what happened yesterday but the blog view almost doubled, that was nice.

When all the cabinets are totally complete, I’ll get ya some photos.  This isn’t a big build but it is actually 5 or 6 pieces of furniture except it has plywood cases.  Full face frames, doors, drawers and special finishing techniques so it has been time consuming.  Flush fitting doors and drawers are always harder than overlays.  With flush there is no room for error, overlay you can cheat a little, not here.

We got some tropical storm passing through, lots of rain so we’re gonna re-schedule to deliver the cabinets on Sunday.  Not something I like to do but they need to be there for Monday and its supposed to clear then.  I need to do what I need to do and another day of dry time won’t hurt.

I hope you are picking up on how much time and effort it takes to do woodworking as a living….it’s tough, not much time to enjoy and reflect on your accomplishments.  That is why I am so looking forward to doing these projects with you.  We can all enjoy and learn, move along at an understandable rate and be able to step back and say, Wow! I made that.  That’s cool.

Now, as to the projects, we’re starting sort of easy, Quilt Rack, Clock, but we’re gonna get into the tough stuff.  We’re going to do a Lowboy, Secretary and still debating on the Bombe.  I would like to do it, just for you to have the experience of being beside me as we make it and with the video, photos and this blog I think we can, it would be good for all of us.

What I’m tellin’ ya is I’m here for the long haul, as long as I know it is making a difference and my experience can help you, I’ll keep on and I’m thrilled your here with me because this isn’t a one-man show, it’s an “US” thing, not a “ME” thing….know that guys.

Okay, gonna hit the cabinets and hope all this rain doesn’t give me finishing issues.  Blushing could be an issue as well as dry times.  Gonna get some heat on even though it’s not cold.  I will run some of those torpedo space heaters, just to dry the air in the shop and I will put a big one upstairs where I pull air from for my spray booth, just to help dry the air and put some warm air through the booth.  I don’t want them any where close to where I’m spraying, that’s too dangerous but they do help dry the air out some.

Have a good day and we’ll see ya in the morning.

Catch Ya Later!

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5 Responses to September 26, 2008

  1. Larry Nagel says:

    “Lowboy, Secretary and still debating on the Bombe” Sounds like you are talking my kind of language. This is going to help me tremendously.
    If I can do these projects, it will open up a whole new world for me in woodworking. Can’t wait to get started!!

  2. Larry Nagel says:

    I am thinking of using clear pine, which I can get for close to nothing, for the lowboy, secretary and bombe. Some of the boards are like 6′, 8′ long and 5-7″ wide and 3/4″-1″ thick. This is just for practice pieces. Make any sense?

  3. intheworkshop says:

    larry, actually all the interior componets and secondary are white pine…and as for practice sounds reasonable to me

  4. Denis Rezendes says:

    wow sounds like some nice project are planned! SWEET! i might have to start looking around for some commissions.

    “hey would this lowboy interest you?” 😉

  5. Ben Weber says:

    Lowboy , Secretary and maybe the Bombe??? Man that would be fantastic! It will difinitely stretch my skills and mostly likely spur a few tool & finishing purchases…

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