Muppets do woodwork #6: The finishing line

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Blog entry by KnickKnack posted 07-14-2011 04:57 PM 3472 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Having slept on it, I decide to go with the handle I made last night. To be 100% honest I’m sure boredom played some part in that decision, but I’m not sure how much, or maybe I’m in denial – I just really didn’t want to make yet another handle.

I draw on positioning lines and measure, mark, measure, measure, measure to get it central. As is my custom, I then chock pieces of wood so I can locate the piece in the right place again…

Dowels in the handle struts, copper pointy bits, ready to relocate the handle and make that one mallet blow that’ss give me the points for the dowel holes in the top…

None of my clamps are, as usual, long enough to reach the handle, so I have to clamp via a board…

And, voilá – it’s done. Just tons and tons of finishing to do.
I expect it’ll appear on the “Projects” page shortly.

I often wonder, when I see glorious projects posted, whether it all went smoothly or not – as you have read here, it didn’t go at all smoothly for me in this case, as, indeed, is usual.
However, I’m fairly pleased with what came out in the end, even though it won’t, I’m sure, make it to either a Cartier or a Prada shop.

I hope you enjoyed my little “Muppets do woodwork” series – check back often to see if the muppets have learnt their lessons or not!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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