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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #12: Back 40

07-14-2007 04:19 PM by gizmodyne | 9 comments »

Almost nowBefore I get to the current work on the kitchen, let’s play catch-up.: After a successful but expensive run on the living room and dining room we decided to keep on with the back of the house. We had two rooms to strip/stain and replaster/paint. Plus the L-shaped hallway. I will let the pictures do the talking. DenThe den before (why did I paint it like this?).. During plaster work and with windows stripped. Turns out the casements had been replaced. They look lik...

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Cabinet Progress #13: Down to the Wire

05-19-2007 06:28 PM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Good times Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!! (Poly) Time for the last coat before work. Luckily it goes on smooth. T - 8 Hours Mission assemble the cabinets and attach face frames. We decided to atttach the frame to the cabinet that needed a flush edge first. Then screw the second cabinet to this assembly. Don't worry OSHA.. This is a staged shot. Actual brad nailing involved safety glasses We used basic brads to attach the face frames. The assembly of the cabinets. Chicag...

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Cabinet Progress #11: The Dark of Night and A Call for Help from any Lumberjocks

05-15-2007 04:16 PM by gizmodyne | 7 comments »

Yes… More SandingI put the last coat of poly on the caracases and drawer interiors, had dinner, and then we both went out to the shop and did not finish til’ around 11:30 p.m. Kristin sands the drawer faces. She is just pretending to enjoy this. Two Step StainingIf you saw our video on staining douglas fir.. you know that we use a washcoat of mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil followed by mahogany gel stain. To be exact.. I apply the washcoat, Kristin applies the s...

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Cabinet Progress #10: Going to Pieces

05-15-2007 01:59 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

The ContestMy woodshop proram at Cerritos Community College is having a contest/exhibition/barbecue… I have till Friday night to finish my entries for Beginning Cabinetmaking and Furnituremaking. So Far from the FinishSo yesterday I continued the mammoth job of finishing the carcases with three coats of Wipe-On Poly along with the insides of five drawers. I got two coats on and am about to go back to do the final coat. Here is one pile.. And the other… Luckily we h...

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Cabinet Progress #9: Catching some Z's

05-13-2007 07:00 PM by gizmodyne | 9 comments »

I Feel Boxed In So without Kristin I headed to the shop. Big mistake.. I need to be double checked. Mistake 1: Above you can see that I cut the dovetails on the front of the drawers. Dovetails go on sides! Duh…. Now they are decorative box joints. I will pin for extra strength. Mistake 2: I did not chuck the bit tight. It slipped while cutting the dado for the drawer bottom. Here you can see the hole. I enlarged it for repair. (More on that later) A view of the d...

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Cabinet Progress #8: The fir was flying.

04-29-2007 06:10 AM by gizmodyne | 24 comments »

Building BoxesWe started to get stressed about completing both cabinets in the next two weeks in time for the first annual wood competition at our school. So we made the decision to complete one cabinet. Today we started to build the drawers. Our drawers will be dovetailed in the front and dadoed in the back. They will receive another nicer drawer front. Step One. Cutting out the knots. Step Two. Resawing.We were able to get two 1/2” thick pieces out of each board. Step Thre...

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How To #2: Video Blog: Finishing Softwoods

04-21-2007 02:09 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

For the last month or so I have been experimenting with different ways to finish our douglas fir woodwork. It had been stripped and stained. Fir stains very blotchy. I tried : pre-stain conditioner…. shellac…. gel stain… It all turned out blotchy. Final solution. Apply a washcoat of mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil. Apply gel stain while washcoat is still wet. Wipe with clean rag Lots of wood to stain..

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