Woodworking as Therapy #8: Sanding done -- and found my camera!

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 11-23-2011 03:38 AM 5248 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Frustration does not equal therapy :-( Part 8 of Woodworking as Therapy series Part 9: Do not try this at home! »

Found my camera—- it was a victim of the “someone’s coming over – clean up quick” syndrome. Not that I’m slob but I do have a clutter problem – when friends come over sometimes things just get shoved here and there to look better. Alas—- the camera is found.

So here are my cutting boards all sanded and ready for finishing.

They don’t look half bad. The really tall one is a special order—- a friend wanted one a little longer than the standard not sure why – but longer was not harder to make than normal – so there it is.

The tray I’m working on is a still causing me fits. I’ve cut 3 sets of handles just to see if maybe I didn’t have them just right. But none of the handles look good.

The first shot is the top of the handle from the outside. Looks good from the top.

The next shot is from the inside looking down. – Big gap. Looks awful.

Not sure how to fix it. But my tray sure doesn’t look like the magazine picture.

But the really good thing – I got the picture of my fire engine that’s been painted today. I posted it in the projects – but thought I’d share here too!

Safety Bear has a pretty cool looking ride! (makes me feel better about my tray!)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 05:13 AM

Not sure, Betsy, but it looks like maybe the tray handles don’t have the correct curve on them, Is that possible?

Cool looking Fire Engine!


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#2 posted 11-23-2011 05:38 AM

I’m not sure Lew. I really think I have the right angle. But I’m going to let it rest a few days and try again this weekend. Sometimes moving onto another project will fix the first one. I’m hoping that’s the case here. I really would like to give the tray as a gift this year. We’ll see how the weekend works out.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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