October 21, 2008

All right, jumped down off the economy and political stump so let’s get to the wood stuff.

I glued up all of my panels and got them all processed nice and flat. Sanded up to 150 grit through my drum sander. I’m now ready to build with these panels before they do something crazy. (I have laid them all flat and keep them covered to minimize the air movement) So I got to get to the gettin’.

Today My plan is to work on the carcass of the armoire (84 inches high x 52 inches wide x 26 inches deep). It will have drawers in the bottom (huge ones) and pocket doors in the top (french style raised panels). It will also have bracket feet and a broken arch with a center finial on top.

This group also has a double dresser and a couple of night stands, so through all this ya might pick up something so we will bring you along. Now, these pieces are walnut as a primary and poplar as a secondary and plywood backs and drawer bottoms. This is a case where I am building furniture, not high end repros. The armoire will serve as an entertainment center in the top so with pocket doors and other modern hardware, to go to solid backs and solid drawer bottoms isn’t something of value, it would have no impact on the piece, so the time and expense to do them is not justifiable.

Okay, so I got a ton to get done before the road trip, all of this, get the router DVD shipped and build the clock. OOOOK! I can manage this :D. I was just informed that we will be using some GPS system loaded on my Laptop so we can find all of these places. My first response was huh? do what? What’s wrong with a map? (Sherri replied she doesn’t plan to get lost like the last time I used a map to navigate). The old timers didn’t hardly have roads, nor very good maps and they ot where they needed to go. GPS….I don’t know guys, how can something so simple get so complicated?

So tomorrow, some pictures and things should begin taking shape.

Catch Ya Later!


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9 Responses to October 21, 2008

  1. Ken Weinert says:

    Well, it’s a trade off – the old timers weren’t getting there at 75 MPH either (oh, sorry, forgot – you’re back east so you’re not going 75MPH either – but it’s the rare horse and buggy that can do 55MPH) so they had more time to look at that map and sort out where they were. There were a few fewer roads as well.

    I look forward to seeing your progress on this piece as well.

  2. Mike Galloway says:

    Oh boy a redneck GPS….Y’all turn left in 500 feet……… turn left………..Y’all turn to your other left!!!!

  3. Denis Rezendes says:

    sounds cool. do you think you could go over making the feet and attaching them to the case. thats one of the parts of furniture making that i’m not so sure of. I’ve only seen one way of doing it and thats the New Yankee Workshop way. want to see how you do it too if thats alright. have a nice day.

  4. charles neil says:

    I will do that just for you Denis…going strong…working on the cases now…getting the smaller ones done first , so I will have more room….the big case will take up alot more space , so i will get the smaller ones done and out of the way

  5. Hey Denis, if you have the Adventures of Bob and Charles DVD? The little keeping chest, they show how to make those feet. Their just smaller. 🙂 Maybe mounting”big feet” is a different story for a large case.


  6. Denis Rezendes says:

    ya ace for the armoire that i am making it is going to be a huge piece of furniture. I think that case is a bit different. I don’t know though. I haven’t done it yet 🙂

  7. intheworkshop says:

    ACE and Denis…its pretty much the same…not rocket science here…

  8. Denis Rezendes says:

    ya the new yankee workshop way is just about rocket science. thats why i was confused. there has to be a better way.

  9. Newton Eunice,DVM says:

    Charles you know you can get anywhere if you turn left enough but GOPS should not be used any woodworker knows you only follow directions after you are lost. That way you get to see more of our great country. Redneck GPS is stopping and asking directions from truckers especially NASCAR trucks. docnewt

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