Another 52 Weeks #10: Games, Show, Furniture, Gramps

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 03-09-2015 01:02 AM 1114 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the good news is I got all the games, wine tilts and most of the turning done for the show that we had yesterday.

I was also able to complete the 9th piece in my Dimensional Office Furniture set and get it put into place.

I did also post this as a project but let me just take a minute to expand upon the story a little more. the bookshelf matches the other two and was built specifically to hold the tool chest you see sitting on top of it. I have talked about my grandfather here before and the fact that he was a master machinist. This was his tool chest. I am not entirely sure how many years he used this particular one at work but it was the hone he was using at home since he had retired, it has certainly been well used but well kept. The drawers are still full of a number of items I may never have a need for and most of them will stay there, I do still plan however to go through and clean it out some rainy day.

The bookshelf is a bit rougher than my previous pieces and this is due to two things. One I was in a rush just to finally get it finished and put in place so I could get the tool chest on something other that a tv tray. Two it is made from scrap lumber that was removed from my parent’s house. It has several screw holes and some bad spots in it. The lumber came from my old basement bedroom, over 20 years ago by grandparents came up to visit and my grandfather helped me and taught me how to do the work to build the bedroom. Due to water problems in the basement we had to tear it out last year. I still have a few more scrap pieces of the wood and will plan to do some other projects with them. Perhaps it will help to build the 10th piece in my office which will be some type of corner shelves above my fireplace. Still trying to figure that one out.

Now we have started to expand the dimensioned furniture into other rooms of the house. for Christmas I gave Sophia a mostly built desk and a gift card so she could help me to finish it. I am happy to report that on the Thursday snow day it finally made its way to her bedroom.

She choose a purple colored stain and had started it in early January.

We then put a plywood top on it so that she could right or carve into to it as she sees fit. My plan is to be fore she moves out to put a good coat of poly over the whole top to preserve all of the stuff she does to it over the years. It’s already in her bedroom and has become part of the standard.

I am sure it will be well used in the coming years. We may think about adding a hutch to it in the future.

So got a good amount done this week and evena few things to show for it. Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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