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Workshop Development #32: The library progress thus far...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 985 days ago 728 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: More work on the Library wing... Part 32 of Workshop Development series Part 33: Almost ready to finish up the library... »

Okay okay, no pics, didn’t happen right?

It’s not much, but it IS big, and it is sized to be ideal for my books / magazines. The priming is coming along nicely, enough… This is coat #2. And I have noted a few minor problems… I have some more sanding to do, but we are really humming along. Or not… My long weekend is getting trimmed by work. Oh well, pay the bills right?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 985 days ago

Yup, now it is for real…........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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bluekingfisher

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#2 posted 984 days ago

Looking good so far Dave but you gotta pay the bills

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 984 days ago

I have slowly changed how I construct shop and other items. Quick and dirty used to rule the day. Then I found out that the objects I made, Q&D or not, survived “forever”. So now I make the assumption that any thing I make will probably serve a purpose for many years. So I tend to finish them for current and future appearance. But of course, it is hard to speed up finishing….....unless you use Watco…....(-:

Some objects in the shop that are not handled or subject to wear I just give one coat of Watco, just for color. I don’t use paint for shop objects much because it doesn’t survive handling and denting. A bookshelf would be the exception, however. But I now sand and fill everything for appearance, and to limit splinters, especially with plywood.

So I am betting that set of shelves is a forever item….............

Running around Disney World with all the kids….......having fun…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 984 days ago

Thanks…

I am planning on filling the screw hole countersinks. I probably should have done that prior to primer. Oops…

While the joinery was meant to be utilitarian, I am spending the time finding the flaws and fixing them, so my edges are all crisp, and clean, and the finish is intended to be bright. Think of it like a modern style TV console with no legs but add a french cleat.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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dbhost

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#5 posted 984 days ago

Gadzooks. I just noticed. My shop is a MESS… I need to spend some clean up time out there!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 984 days ago

nice. looks like it DID happen ;)

since you do want to fill in the pocket holes and you haven’t done so yet – how about filling them out with a contrasting color/wood to give it a design look (buttons)?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 984 days ago

I have plugged a lot of screw countersinks, but in an item like this a filler might be OK…...but I like PurpLev’s idea of buttons better. That would be easy and finished, if your countersinks are right.

To be honest…...getting tired of Disney World, even though the kids and grand kids are great. So I will hang out a little tomorrow, and the following day we are aboard the ship…......

Later…...

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#8 posted 982 days ago

Buttons not gonna happen. I already have the screw countersinks filled, no time to work on it this weekend, gratefully I should be able to get some time during the week. Sadly, probably not enough, but some…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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dbhost

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#9 posted 980 days ago

Got the top and sides painted with a couple of coats. Good, thick, not going anywhere for at least 20 years kind of stuff… Next up is to flip it over once it cures, and do the other side… Still haven’t ripped the cleat yet… At this rate, New Years day will be passed by the time I get done with this…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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