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Poplar shoe rack #5: The final stages

07-21-2014 06:28 AM by JSOvens | 4 comments »

Well, it’s been a bit of a drawn out project, more so than I originally thought it would be. I began this project with much enthusiasm, quickly got all the parts milled and most of the joinery cut, but then BAM! Ph. D. thesis writing time! No, I am not done writing yet, but I’m in the final stages and on track to finish and have it submitted some time in August. I was able to finish this shoe rack build mostly because whenever I got frustrated or tired of writing I would spend ...

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Poplar shoe rack #4: Fixing a mistake

05-19-2014 08:26 PM by JSOvens | 0 comments »

Here we are at a long overdue entry in this series. I have still been working on this project (as well as a few others), but only sporadically since I am also in the middle of writing a Ph. D thesis, so further updates on this project may be few and far between for the next few months. Last time I left off with all of the joinery cut. I had not yet assembled any of the pieces, but I did do a test fit and everything fit together more-or-less to my satisfaction. There was one piece I showed ...

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Poplar shoe rack #3: Cutting the joinery

03-19-2014 08:09 PM by JSOvens | 6 comments »

Welcome back everyone! It is now time to begin the exciting part of the project. In the first post of this series, I showed my plan for this project, which contains a total of 82 half-lap joints. I don’t have a dado stack at this time (and I am not so sure I would want to put one on my current saw), and my router table is too small to realistically cut the half-laps on the larger pieces. So what I have decided to do is to ‘gang’ several like pieces together and cut the half-...

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Poplar shoe rack #2: The makeshift mill

03-05-2014 07:49 AM by JSOvens | 3 comments »

With the plans drawn up, it is now time to mill the rough lumber. As per the title of the series, I am using poplar for this project, mainly because it is inexpensive, and this project was meant partly as practice in joinery. I might have gone with pine, but these boards were exceptionally cheap ($20 all told) and should look quite a bit nicer. Here’s a picture of them: Here comes the dilemma. I have no planer or jointer, nor do I have any hand planes (or even any experience usin...

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Poplar shoe rack #1: Putting the first shoe forward

02-25-2014 06:52 AM by JSOvens | 1 comment »

Hi everyone, Welcome to my first project blog entry on LJs. As I will write about (maybe) in another series, I have a blog on Google’s Blogspot (started before I new about LJs). Now that I am a member here, I thought I’d try using this site as a medium for writing about my projects, so we will see how this goes. As the series title suggests, I am embarking on a journey to build a shoe rack. This came as a request from my wife, who is getting tired of finding her shoes covere...

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Shoe Rack #1: Problem with Angles

04-17-2012 09:03 PM by pound | 1 comment »

Ok. So I am attempting to make a shoe rack for my closets out of some old aspen I had laying around. I am going to make a finished set out of cedar, but I wanted to try this out from some “scrap” wood (and still have something worth using when I’m done). So I have gotten everything to the point below. I am kinda stuck now. I could just mark everything and dowel it up and be done with it and have a level show rack, bu shoe racks have a slope to them. I calculated ab...

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Shoe Rack #3: Time's Up

01-23-2010 07:58 AM by David Craig | 8 comments »

Well, I got to spend a couple more hours on the shoe rack, but that is all the time allotted to me. It is gone and I can’t do any more work on it. My friend was in closet cleaning mode again and she needed it now :) Ok, so I was not able to paint it, I am hoping she will get around to it at a later date. So I will just give you the highlights of what I was able to do. Last update I gave, the carcass looked like this… Today, i was able to finish cutting the cove moldin...

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Shoe Rack #2: Working on edging

01-20-2010 06:56 AM by David Craig | 9 comments »

For those that are just tuning in, this was originally a quick project for a friend to just have something to throw her shoes on. Crap wood was used, old plywood, nasty aged paint on some of the pieces and now she decided she wants it in the entryway so I have to try and figure out how to make it look halfway decent… So now I have the carcass built, still needs some sanding and some repair of the cracked plywood areas. That will be remedied by a think layer of sawdust and glue. This ...

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Shoe Rack #1: Building the carcass

01-15-2010 05:33 PM by David Craig | 5 comments »

The following is an example of a project that I usually will find myself working on. It also highlights one of the reasons why I don’t post projects, as these are usually rough constructions that I attempt to make a little better than the material I am working with. Right now, my house is in a state of semi-chaos. My brother has moved in a few months ago (he has been recently diagnosed with MS and is trying to get his life together) and so I have been trying to adjust to the addition of...

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