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Shoe Rack #3: Time's Up

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Blog entry by David Craig posted 01-23-2010 07:58 AM 1768 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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…

carcass with plywood edges

Today, i was able to finish cutting the cove molding, size it, miter it on the bandsaw, and sand it level to the edges, and when she picked it up, it looked like this…

carcass with cove modling and pine laminate

So, aside from the ugly blue top, the lamination didn’t come out too bad. Kind of picture framish, but at least I was able to demonstrate to myself that I could do a lamination over plywood and make it look a little better. I worked out a pretty efficient (and safe) molding process. I had a 1×6 board and I ran the edge on the router table. Then I would go over to the table saw and cut off the edge. Back to the router table and repeat. This allowed me to do fairly thin decorative trim without the dangers of trying to cut thin pieces on the router table. I liked the cove shape because it would give a little interest around the top and the shelf, but taper to a thinner piece around the edges. On the legs, up to the shelf, I just trimmed off thin pieces of pine at the same thickness as the thinnest part of the cove molding.

But man, I really would have loved to have just a couple more hours :)

Thanks for your attention to the blog. It was a fun confidence builder. After all, I stacked the odds majorly against me. And my rule of thumb is that if a project comes out less than I hoped, but better than I feared, then I am doing ok.

Happy Woodworking all,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.



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Jordan

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 08:23 AM

That’s a pretty fancy shoe rack! Me, I would’ve just pounded them all together and hoped for the best! That should last forever but I guess with boots and shoes from two growing boys, it’ll take a lickin!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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David Craig

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 08:35 AM

You are too modest on your carpentry skills Jordan, but even if that were true, you would then carve a couple pairs of shoes to set on them that would look more real than the real shoes. Probably would be fun to carve some replicas of the boys’ shoes then sit back and watch them try to put them on :)

Thanks for reading and know that your family is in my heart and mind,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Ecocandle

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 09:01 AM

I like your shoe rack. I think you are doing a wonderful job.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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David Craig

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 03:35 PM

Thanks Brian, I appreciate the kind words :) It all started from a request to give a friend a cardboard box for her shoes. I just wish she wouldn’t have picked it up so soon. I was really wanting to see what it would like after it was filled, sanded, and painted.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 06:12 PM

that the trouble of having entered the hall of fame
they run with what they can rip you for faster than you
realize watch aut next time it´s proppely your cloth
just wait and see

Dennis

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David Craig

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 06:36 PM

Very true Dennis. Fortunately, for me though, there wouldn’t be much taking me for my clothes, I rarely buy new ones. I would just get them torn and stained in the shop. Instead, I buy tools ;)

Thanks for reading.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 06:39 PM

I nead one,I wonder were all those shoes came from.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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David Craig

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 06:46 PM

Amazing how, if a guy wants to quadruple to the 6th power his household shoe collection, all he has to do is get married…

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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