TV Entertainment Center #2: A couple of setbacks

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 08-16-2010 07:17 AM 7666 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really intended to complete the TV stand today but ran into a few problems. At any rate, here is part 2. I should be able to complete this tomorrow. Yay!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 07:38 AM

haha, I hate to say this, but I looked in the manual to find out what screws I needed for mine. Saved 4 trips to the local little hardware store. Though it’s only 1 mile away. I probably shouldn’t add that I bought several lengths, just in case. ;)

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 08:18 AM

Yep, been there done that…

Also you can’t over paint, your lucky my wife

always says,”it’s your project, you finish it!” :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 10:11 AM

Steve, everyones metric, except America (how about Aus, Larry).

Oh and you do realise the union rate for players who talk is more, Kathy will be pleased.

I’ve also consulted our family expert, Sue (or she who must be obeyed as your wife is called in the UK).
‘You gan get me to do something or tell me how its done, not both.’ Is the received wisdom!

Great job Steve. Its really coming together. I like the way you overcome problems.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 11:19 AM

Steve, you made me laugh big time today, thank you.
Yes, havent we all had one of those days, where evrything does not just follow the plan…
And yes, wake up America, the world are metric…
You are a lucky guy, to have such awonderful and patient paint helper there.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bill Akins

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 01:55 PM

It’s looking great Steve. I need to build something like that for our TV. Another great video.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Don Butler

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 03:01 PM

I, too, like the way you manage your glitches.

I see, however, that you haven’t learned about wives.
If you manage to involve your wife in a project ( a lesson I’ve learned over a long time) you shouldn’t criticize her, aspecially before others, and more especially when she’s doing a good job!

A grade you an A- for the job, but F for your spousal skills. LOL!


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 03:31 PM

My wife and I have a saying, “I can create it, she makes it beautiful.” Great job keep it up. Oh, and thats why you should never toss any sort of hardware, I keep it all.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 03:38 PM

Just for the record, drywall compound works WAY BETTER then glue and dust!


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#9 posted 08-16-2010 04:17 PM

big laugh here over this clip :-)
like the way you overcome to be screwed so many times…....LOL
but an adwise is never , never let them know what you think , when they do something for you
or ells do it yourself….......LOL

now have you find away to attach the shelfs
I lok forward to see it finished

have a great week both of you


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#10 posted 08-16-2010 07:19 PM

Another great video….love the mistakes….glad to see someone else makes as many as I do….Some of my best woodworking has come about from a mistake repair. I love the overpainting too…usually my better half is telling me that I am overfinishing…or overcrafting a project….so the tables have turned here….Keep up the great fun….the humor combined with the down to earth nature of your projects really put it all in perspective…sometimes we forget that we do this because it is enjoyable….so enjoy.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 12:34 AM

Great project. FWIW, I’ve found that Sketchup reduces the number of mistakes like the shelf support height thing. (I still make the mistakes, but some of them waste electrons instead of wood.)

-- Tom

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 09:18 AM

You’re right there, Tom. Especially when its an exotic wood.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 08-18-2010 04:56 AM

“Exotic”? Well, I guess MDF does come from “the Orient”....

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 08-20-2010 06:11 AM

Great video.

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