Laundry Wall cabinets #6: Progress but slow

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Blog entry by HamS posted 12-26-2011 03:34 AM 1567 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Actually working in the shop now Part 6 of Laundry Wall cabinets series Part 7: Continued after a bit of a hiatus. »

Well tonight I glued up the panels that will make up the back and cut out some of the sides. I found in my pile of sheet goods three 8 ’ by 15” pieces of birch veneer ply that were left over from some other project. I don’t even remember what it was. Probably the fireplace for “A Christmas Carol”, but I thought I made that from luan. That show was a challenge as we had to have an actor come through the fireplace, it had to have outlets for a smoke (actually fog) machine and it had to roll on and off stage. Of course all scenery really has to roll on and off. They wanted it 12 ft high
but we had a 15 ft clearance between the theater and the shop. I ended up building it in sections and rebuilding it when it got to the theater. It is not at all unusual to have to do that sort of thing.

I realized, that I probably don’t have enough clamps to finish the cabinets. I certainly don’t have enough to glue up two at a time. I found the new blade I bought for this to be worth every bot I paid for it. I have now cut most of the sheet goods and I intended to use the factory edge as a reference in one of my glue ups and I could not tell which edge was the factory edge and which was my cut I finally figured it out from the orientation of the grain on the remaining sheet and it turns out that my cut had LESS splintering than the factory side. I think I will have to revisit my review of the blade and change it to five stars now that I have some experience with it.

I also decided to take time to make Julie a holder for her bubble lights. She bought those the year before we got married (30 years ago) and is pretty attached to them. a nice oak and walnut stand will please her next year. The walnut is from a tree cut on our 1/2 mile of the road when they rebuilt it several years ago. I have a bit of that that I cut out of the logs the hard way, with a chain saw, an ax and and adze. it was an experience and I have some great wood, but it was a lot of work. It made more sense to do that then go to the gym.

I am now going to pour a brandy, peruse the posting and enjoy the evening in which I have no pressure at all to awaken in the morning.


-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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