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Blog entry by Cher posted 03-06-2010 09:00 PM 1067 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the the drawing of the pedestals please feel free to have your say

These are the tops. I have been sanding and sanding and sanding. This one is half way done.

This one is finished.

Here is a close up of what the edges look like.

And here is the sanding block I used to keep the edges correct.

While I was working I was on this site continuously reading up on advice. On the second top I cleaned it up with a microfibre cloth and mineral turps.
Thank you all for your moral support.

-- When you know better you do better.



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lew

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 09:09 PM

Coming along nicely, Cher.

Cool sanding block.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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patron

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 09:28 PM

the finished product looks very nice !

are you sanding by hand ?

if so , you need better equiptment ,
or better sand paper .
sanding is never easy ,
but it shouldn’t be a full time job .

what are the circles around the 2 shelf mark for ,
a change of thought ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 10:09 PM

Beautiful, Cher… now go enjoy some vacation at the ocean!
That wood is just beautiful….
When you get back, you’ll have even more ideas to work on!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 06:08 AM

nice design, and the lumber looks fantastic Cher!

Enjoy the vacation.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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jim1953

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#5 posted 03-07-2010 06:12 AM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Cher

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#6 posted 03-07-2010 03:37 PM

David the circles are to indicate that meranti is to be used there because I dont have enough of the Imbuia. If I have missed anything on the drawing please let me know. Thanks All for sharing this project with me and wishing me well with my up and coming vacation.
Regards
Cher

-- When you know better you do better.

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jeanmarc

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#7 posted 05-06-2010 10:18 PM

Great Job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 03:25 AM

Nice progress. One suggestion on the dividers for the drawers and shelves. If you want to keep the same kind of wood showing all the way down, cut off about 1” (25mm) off the front of two of the meranti boards and the back of two of the imbuia boards and glue the imbuia on the front of the meranti and the narrow meranti pieces on the back of the imbuia boards to make them all look the same up front. I had to do that a few times when I ran out of one kind of wood and it did not matter because the odd wood was hidden inside. Just a thought to make it look consistant!
Now go on vacation and have fun!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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