Desk Cabinet Project #1: A Start, Finally

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Blog entry by William posted 03-24-2011 04:07 AM 1262 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-24-2011 05:18 AM

Yep but ya love it. Long one or not.
Hey everybody William is back.
And the new project is off to a good start.
Looking fancy to.
Has your son wore out that grease box yet?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 05:26 AM

be careful with that angle finder. i have one exactly like it and its not even close to being accurate.

View William's profile


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#3 posted 03-24-2011 01:35 PM

Mike, I’ve already found it not to be accurate with the numbers. I really bought it to see if I could have a use for one before breaking the news to the wife that I really need a good (read more expensive) good one. It’s made of plastic. I trust nothing made of ALL plastic. I’ve already scoped out a few I like online though. The one I’m leaning towards runs twenty five bucks, but it’s digital (and adjustable for accuracy).
For it’s purpose on this project though, it is working out perfect. I’m using it more like a story board for angles. I find the angle on the plans, lock in that angle using the little brass thumb nut on it, then take the angle finder to the saw to line up my blade. Then I look at the marking guage on the table saw to see what angle it it for future reference. Thanks though for pointing that out. I should have told everyone that from what I could tell thus far it works the way I’m using it, but is inaccurate for actual angle numbers.
Dave, my son has shown anyone who will listen about the greasebox and about the show. I had to take it and put it up though. He was determined to take it to school, and I know he would have gotten in trouble with it had he taken it. He is a stubborn one (don’t know where that boy could have gotten that from).
Actually the project is off to a bad start, but I’ll get it back on track. And yes, you know I love it.
Since first deciding on this project, I have made a few design decision changes because of what material I have available and what I don’t. The plan now is to build all the structural elements out of cottonwood. The overlay, trim, and scollwork is going to be done in mahogany. Then the finish is going to be shellac on this one. With this plan, and from past experience, this is what I’m thinking. The shellac will give the cottonwood a warm yellowish glow while darkening the mahogany. This is really going to set off the contrasting woods, making for a very dramatic look. I know it sounds crazy, but I do have it worked out in my head what look I’m going for. So there is a method to my madness.
Also Dave, you are the main reason I’m even online this morning. You need to look for a PM I’ll be typing out in just a few minutes.


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#4 posted 03-24-2011 06:47 PM

Recovered already. I’m not sure when I will recover from this long weekend.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 04:40 AM

I don’t kow if I would consider it recovered. I’m moving slower than normal. I have had enough of the house the last few months though. I’m getting in that shop if I have to crawl.


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#6 posted 03-30-2011 06:11 PM

L LOVE the looks of this project and plan to follow it all the waqy to finish. I think that this is the greatest type of scrollsawing and I plan (along with 10,000 other projects) to try something like this someday. Great work.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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