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Blog series by MadJester updated 11-04-2011 07:25 AM 4 parts 19251 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: How to screw up a box top in one short day...OR...how to waste a day making a tiny little box

10-09-2011 06:22 AM by MadJester | 14 comments »

Ok…I’m not a blogger….never claimed to be…just thought I would post some of my shop adventures here. I’m a refinisher, but have been playing around with a few side projects to keep my mind sharp, and possibly make a little money on the side…maybe…one never knows. So today I was up and down in the shop a little early. The new pup is pretty good about the loud noises…he helped me use my planer last night to make a bunch of new shavings for hi...

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Part 2: Another great day in the shop...

10-11-2011 02:02 AM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Well…on my last blog I posted the pic of my box, and that was after I finished it up today…I used an alcohol based stain on the lid that I make up myself, left the base unstained and then gave it a coat of wax…I used car wax on this one…mainly because I have it, and also because my van is in such a state that I’m sure the wax would never do it any good. Today started off with “What am I gonna do today?”....I have several things that I want to do, b...

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Part 3: Why epoxy putty is my new besty friend....

10-16-2011 01:38 AM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Well…I was able to do a little bit more on the coffin today, and I’m still not 100% happy with the way the miter corners of the little ‘frames’ are coming out, but I’m pushing forward with the project, as I have decided to use it for myself instead of trying to sell it…I’ll consider it a learning project and leave it at that…still not sure how the best way is to get the uprights angled correctly…I’m so used to using my guillotine tha...

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Part 4: Really getting it closer to completed now!

11-04-2011 07:25 AM by MadJester | 2 comments »

Hello all!! I know it’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, but I have been busy….and I’ve done a bit more work on the small coffin. It’s looking better, but still not quite done yet. I am satisfied (not happy…but it’s all a learning process…)...with the look of the piece. I definitely know what I will do differently in the future!! Here are some updated pics, starting with the top being partially completed, then the first part of the p...

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