Changing Table #1: Got it started Babe!

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 09-03-2008 02:18 AM 1486 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This blog is mostly for my Daughter and Son-in-Law they live just outside of Dallas. I’ll be building a changing table and crib for my new grand daughter that’s due in November. I’m just getting started even though it was ordered way back when they first found out. I’ve been working seven days a week trying to keep up with our regular clients. I told all of them that starting in September I had to stop everything and build my new grand baby’s crib. So my Daughter wouldn’t disown me. Okay soooooooooo at least I’m started! Monday, Labor Day: Made up cut list, cut sheet goods, Biscuted, screwed and glued the case togehter. Added the Walnut skins to the ends. Milled and cut the Walnut styles and rails for the face frame. Pocket holed, screwed and glued the face frame together. Dry fit it to the the case.

Okay Babe! Here’s where things was at, at the end of the day Monday.



Tuesday evening after work. Milled the Hard Maple for all the draw boxes and glued up the sides.

I picked up the draw slides today, maybe I can get those in tomorrow as well. Oh yea, I picked up a pad for the changing table on Saturday. It one of those with the curved sides.

I’ll be done in time babe! Just don’t let her go early!
Love Dad!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 09-03-2008 02:55 AM

LLoking good, can’t wait to see the finished project. Oh and congrats on the granchild hope everything goes well.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 09-03-2008 04:32 AM

Geez Les, don’t do this to me. My new daughter-in-law in Dallas is expecting and I have no time for building a crib and changing table since they’re getting G&G lamps for their new house when we visit in October. Nothin but stress and conflict – ah heck the baby won’t know.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#3 posted 09-03-2008 10:21 PM

Somebody has Daddy wrapped around her little finger….LMAO Ah Les, but isn’t being a parent grand [SMILE] She’s a very lucky young lady to have such a talented and gracious Dad.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 09-04-2008 12:40 AM

Maybe just a little Critterman,,,,,and yes it is!! Thanks!

Ah heck Stanley give it whirl, I never sleep! :) Thanks!

Thanks Bigbuck, me to its her first.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 09-04-2008 02:50 AM

Les, it’s looking good. Reminds me of when my first grandbaby was announced. I went and made a cradle and my daughter just loved it. After 10 grandkids, only one did not get to use it. Now my oldest granddaughter is expecting in Novemeber also. So will have my first great grandbaby and hopefully she will get to use it too if I can get it to Junction City for her. I’ll have to set it up and post it with my other projects.

By the way Les, where is the other blog on your raised panels?.........................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 09-08-2008 03:50 PM


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