Entertainment Center #4: day 5

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 02-08-2010 05:10 AM 1240 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well day 5 was nearly a complete bust. LOL. I pretty much routed the shelves and frames. I also did some sanding. Other then that I went to pick up the paint and then worked on the bunk bed Heidi and I built for our girls. So I worked until about 2 yesterday and that was it. I didn’t get a chance to work on the project at all today because we rushed to finish the bed and then had to drive the 1 hour one way to get my daughter. I have to say 2 hours of driving isn’t very fun every sunday afternoon. It really cuts into my work time. I only do my customers stuff on the weekends so to loose that 2 hours really effects my production. Anyhow here’s the progress. I carved the columns to make it look as though the routed detail stops square into the crown. It will all make more sense once it is installed. I believe I have decided to take the easy road on the back so I can just get this project done. I should be able to prime and paint it next weekend. I need to try to be determined enough to get all the sanding done and the cabinets papered off by the end of the week. That way I can just spray away first thing saturday. Maybe get the primer and 1 coat of paint on Saturday. That would be cool.
I wasn’t going to route anything. I thought I was pretty much done when I showed you day 4’s pics. However the designer came by and said she thought it was to plane. Well I don’t understand because that is what I drew and what was signed off. I almost said that the check was to small. It is no surprise to us woodworkers that the difference in sanding a routed edge is much more difficult and time consuming then sanding a square edge. So the labor increases. What can you do though. This is a repeat designer so I’ll take care of her as I know she will bring more work in the future.
As always I welcome constructive criticism positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 05:12 AM

Clean build, looks great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 05:22 AM

very nice job keith…looks good…....good luck with the finish..well we know the skill is there…we will hope for no drips…lol..girzz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 05:24 AM

this is a testament to your dedication ,
and talents .

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 05:40 AM

Yikes! Much better than what i’m doing. I thought I was gonna work all weekend on my entertainment center. My brother called yesterday morining and said he was going to the river so I dropped everything and went with him since my husband wouldnt take me. I was really looking forward to staying home and working on this, but I have cabin fever, bad. It was cole, but we had a blast! Maybe this weekend I’ll stay home and get somewhere with this project. It’s gonna be Spring soon, so I have to get busy now. Your looks great! I want to see more pictures though. Give us a picture of the whole cabinet. Please.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 05:43 AM

Looks good from here, 2 hours both ways or one?

-- 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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#6 posted 02-08-2010 05:56 AM

Nice progress.

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 06:45 PM

Topamax- The drive takes Keith and I about 50 minutes south to San Diego County, and then about 20 more minutes inland…so it’s over an hour each way (unless immigration has their car check-point open for the drive back, which adds on a rediculous amount of time on to the drive). It feels even longer when there are little ones in the back seat asking “ARE WE THERE YET??”, and “HOW MUCH LONGER UNTIL WE GET HOME??”...every 5 minutes the entire way….he,he,he!
Add that to the hour drive (round trip) I make to pick up my kids from their dad….and that makes for alot of time spent in the car for one day! LOL!!

Since Keith was such a sweet daddy/ “step dad”/ boyfriend…..and gave up his weekend so we could get the girl’s bunk bed finished and put up (with some pressure from me to get it done, I’ll admit it!), now I want to make sure I help get all the sanding done on this EC for him so he can reach his finishing goals for next weekend. : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 08:42 PM

Looking good.

Thanks for the blog


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#9 posted 02-09-2010 12:10 AM

No doubt about it Keith, you’ve got “The Touch”

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 04:13 AM

WOW, that’s a lot of commuting. Time to move??

-- 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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#11 posted 02-13-2010 01:42 AM

Looking really good.

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

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