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Daily Update #16: December 15, 2009

12-15-2009 03:08 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Yesterday’s Daily Update mentioned I would get some work done in the shop. After I left for the Montessori bookcase job, I didn’t get back til about three hours til close. I had a couple orders waiting for me to process and just ran out of time. What’s happenng in the shop for December 15, 2009? I have two drawer units that need to be spayed and finished. I also want to get the Baseball loft ready to finish. I just check my schedule and I have 150 hours of projects ...

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Daily Update #13: December 10, 2009

12-10-2009 03:02 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

What’s happing in the shop for December 10, 2009 . Today I’ll be working mostly on a loft bed. This is a little different design then I normally do, so it may be slow going. The other two in the shop will be working on drawer units. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Daily Update #10: December 7, 2009

12-07-2009 04:28 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

Today I’ll be building two drawer pedestals and putting the last coat of Bartlett’s Contempo murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Fiberglass reinforced plastic

12-03-2009 03:41 PM by PASs | 6 comments »

O.K. I know I’m going to catch some flack on this on the LJ side. But I’m new to LJs and believe that if you limit your materials you limit your capabilities.I started playing with FRP sheeting a few years ago. You know, the stuff with the bubbly looking surface that you see in restrooms in the finer truck stops sometimes.This stuff is GREAT for some work. It’s almost indestructible, cuts well, and will just plain outlive most wood in really bad environments. I redid a laund...

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Video Blog #1: Half-Blind Dovetails on Curved Parts

11-26-2009 04:12 AM by Brian Havens | 6 comments »

A few folks have asked me what I have been up to lately in the shop, so I decided to post a quick video blog, that I shot yesterday, before I head out for the long weekend. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the video

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A Little Trick I Never Would Have Known....

10-14-2009 04:26 AM by FunnelStudio | 7 comments »

So a year or so ago, I learned a little tip on an install at work. I’m not sure how known this is, but thought I would pass it along. We were installing a signage system for HSBC bank and had to paint an orange square behind everything. We taped the box off, and were told to put some matte white paint down first to prevent bleed-through at the edges. We brushed on some white at the tape line, then painted the orange, and had crisp, straight lines when we peeled off the tape. I rec...

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Wooden Mechanics style tool box/chest

09-12-2009 09:15 AM by tooldad | 1 comment »

This is my next project, a wooden mechanic’s style tool chest and I will have a matching top to go with it. All in all I expect about 30 drawers. At least I bought enough of the handle material to do so. My plan is full extension drawer slides. 2 1/2” drawers except for the bottom 2 rows. The top chest will have a hinged lid with shock absorber supports. If I’m going to drop a grand on a nice toolbox, I might as well build it, is my thinking. My question for the mass...

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Oak Wall/Canopy #4: Add The Canopy

07-20-2009 03:01 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

As I said in an earlier post, this is uncharted territory. I’ve built a wall unit and I’ve built a canopy, but never combined them both. I wanted to design this canopy so that I didn’t have to rely on fasteners to keep things from falling. I wanted each board to rest on another. The sides of the canopy rest on the headboard and the post. The footboard rest on the post. Each of them have a ¾” offset on the inside for the mirror grid to rest on. The mirrors will also rest on that same ...

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Oak Wall/Canopy #3: The Headboard Wall Unit

07-17-2009 02:26 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

The wall is up! I have the piers, headboard, and light bar built and temporally set up in the shop. The headboard I spent a lot of time on. It has a cut out top that slops inward and a storage section in the lower section in the headboard (see pictures below). I’m going to do something really cool with that storage section so keep watching this blog. The light bar was straight forward, but I had to figure out how I wanted the canopy to attach later and where the mirrors would actua...

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Chi Omega Dorm Room #6: Singles Finished

06-29-2009 03:43 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I now have the singles finish up. You can see the final post at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18514 . Here is the drawing and finished product: The only thing I changed was the two doors into just one big one. The two smaller doors looked too small for the size of the opening. Now I will be working on the two styles of bunk beds. Before I left two weeks ago, I made the prototypes and cut out the parts. While I was gone. I had my crew prep and sand everything for me. Hopeful...

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