TOPAMAX CHALLENGE #2: Made some more progress

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 10-26-2009 03:12 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Blame Topamax....MUHAHAHA Part 2 of TOPAMAX CHALLENGE series Part 3: A little more done »

Well here is some new progress on the Topa Challenge. It is NOT glued together at this point. Just has a few pieces of tape to hold it together to get pics. I need to break it down and dado out the groove for the bottom. Then I need to sand profusely and then glue together. After that I plan on using Padauk to do all the corners, maybe. I’m digging the miters on this piece. The effort to get all the grain to line up all the way around has been fun, and adding the borders of padauk may take away from that. We will see. This box is far from done. There are a ton of things to do like some marquetry, as well as some surprises.
It’s slow going because of the long list of things I’m doing, including but not limited to a bamboo rocker I’m making with a friend, shoe storage shelf unit with a carving for Gracie Barra jiu jitsu, a master bath, a bamboo sculpted vase, and a new japanese style jewelry box that Heidi is making a cross stitch for. I don’t know why I have so many things going on, especially since none of it is paying except the master bath job. I just love woodworking.
Thanks for looking. I hope you stay tuned for the next part of this. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 03:22 AM

I want to offer some negative criticism…...but I don’t have any. Hows things Keith?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 03:33 AM

Things seem to be peachy. I’m woodworking so that means I’m livin!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 03:36 AM

Hey Keith
Looks like a good approach.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 03:50 AM

Keith, I think I’ll go blind if I try to follow all those lines. LOL. It’s looking great so far, can’t wait to see this one finished.

-- John @

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 04:20 AM


That is a great looking box but it looks like a lot of work. I can’t wait to see it finished. When does it have to be complete?


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 09:45 PM

I knew you could do it if anybody could ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 02:24 AM

Nice work Keith. Man how did you keep it all straight. Wow.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 05:11 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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