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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