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Misc. Shop Stuff #28: Cupboard in Milkpaint - Complete!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 375 days ago 836 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Pewter Cupboard in Milkpaint Part 28 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 29: New Medicine Chest, Done! »

A couple years ago now, my son and I worked through some reclaimed 1x stock for him to take to school for a shop project: a Pewter Cupboard. He and I jointed the edges with ole’ Heft and Hubris (the #8, course!) and had fun with that, but it was his project to work over the course of the year at shop class. Well, he got close to completing it, but some final pieces were left undone and the carcase came home to roost. Here’s what it looked like at that stopping point:

No crown, no base under the doors. So it sat for about 14 months while I worked around it in the shop. Finally I had a number of items cleared and could dedicate some time to this cabinet. A shelf detail…

And crown…

With those parts added, it was ready for finishing.

I went for milkpaint.

With a couple coats and some ‘stressing,’ it looked pretty good!

That’s it, thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Airframer

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#1 posted 374 days ago

That came out really nice! So are you keeping it or giving it to your son?

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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stefang

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#2 posted 374 days ago

Looks real good so far Smitty. I like the milk paint.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 374 days ago

Son has no place for it, so it’s in limbo awhile. Anyone living nearby can make us an offer, though. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AnthonyReed

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#4 posted 374 days ago

It came out great Smitty.

How was the base under the doors attached?

Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#5 posted 374 days ago

I can see some planes sitting on those shelves.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 374 days ago

Shop furniture? Man, that would bring it to a whole new level!

Base under the doors… Hmmm… How to explain? I took no pictures of that fix, but what I did first was cut a 1x the width of the piece and screwed/glued it from underneath and behind the front face ‘legs’ to get a substrate in place. Then I cut and glued into place the finish piece you see in the pics to that substrate.

Of course, the last pic above shows the cabinet still being on a quick-and-dirty riser frame that I stuck under it for painting purposes, to get it off the floor. And the piece is certainly growing on me, the more I look at it. I’ll do a project page once I get pictures of this tall thing that LJs doesn’t insist on rotating when I insert them as project pics.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 374 days ago

It looks nice Smitty. Well done.

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AnthonyReed

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#8 posted 374 days ago

Thank you for the explanation Smitty.

As for the pictures, is it too much of a pain for you to save them temporarily to your pc, manipulate/orient the photo as you like, upload them to LJ’s and then delete them from your pc? No need to link the photo with that method. Maybe that will not work with iProducts though, I don’t know.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 374 days ago

Photobucket does the size-to-scale thing very well because I have that set by default. It’s in the projects page of LJs that I get hung up, because it’s pulling pics straight from the iPad’s camera roll and LJ does not lett me rotate or scale or crop. Just Choose or Remove. Not had the issue before, don’t know why now, but a little more playing is needed.

EDIT: Thanks, Shane!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 373 days ago

Great show Smitty! It turned out looking pretty sharp.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 373 days ago

My PB limit has been exceeded, so all my dynamically linked content here on LJs that resides in my PB account has been ‘turned off’ until the end of the month. I’m not paying a monthly fee to freely share content on LJs… Must change the way I compose posts here.

This one’s been ‘corrected’ and displays well. Now, do I go through 113 other blog posts and do the same? I think not. Something has to give, though.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AnthonyReed

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#12 posted 373 days ago

Wow, that will decimate a ton of learning material. That sucks, sorry to hear it Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 373 days ago

I actually wonder if LJs does ‘calls’ to systems like Photobucket (PB) when the database is backed up, for example. No way folks are digging through the stuff I’ve posted on a regular basis. It’s either google queries that pull bandwidth or the LJ architecture that I’m up against.

It’ll all return the end of the month, but this is likely a recurring thing now until I do something to push content straight to LJ vs. link to it via PB.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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theoldfart

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#14 posted 373 days ago

Smitty it came out great.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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jjw5858

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#15 posted 373 days ago

Great job, looks terrific!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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