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Birthday Baby Doll Bed #1: Before it's to Late!

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Blog entry by JohnnySplinterfinger posted 01-21-2013 11:00 AM 1477 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So, since I have been watching Steve Ramsey, Matthias Wandel, and various other YouTube woodworkers for the last few years while tinkering about with what I would call mini-projects, I figured I’d try out the whole public showing of a project from beginning to end.

Today starts with a mock-up of Ana White’s – Doll Bunk Beds for American Girl Doll and 18” Doll. Within this last week I’ve only just begun working with Sketchup as a means of doing a rough out of what I’m trying to accomplish. I did have some AutoCAD classes previously, but that is going on a decade and a half ago so needless to say I happen to be a little rusty at it. I did get a good jump-start back into the world of 3D rendering with the help of another YouTube woodworker (who’s name escapes me & my browsing history).

So here’s the challenge to myself. I have between now and Feb 2nd to get the materials, cut them up, glue, screw, sand, finish, etc for two of my nieces birthdays coming up. Granted this bed is going to be for the older of the two, but it’s also going to go to show some (if not all) of my family members that just because a gift doesn’t come with a 90 day return receipt, doesn’t mean that it can’t be enjoyed by the recipient.

Also as this is my first blog posting, I’d like to apologize in advance to all of you LJ’s if I’m doing any of this wrong.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!



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#1 posted 01-22-2013 04:21 AM

One small snag… ripping a 1×2 in half. I do not own a table saw. My arsenal for cutting includes a jigsaw, circular saw (with Kreg Rip-cut), and a 10” compound sliding miter saw. I’ve thought about getting a wider piece of stock then just ripping all the pieces I need, but not sure if I’ll get as nice of an edge as the store bought 1x’s

Well if anyone has a suggestion I’m open at this point. Otherwise for now it’s back to the basement for me to try and MacGuyver something out.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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