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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 09-12-2008 11:50 PM 1474 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well since this project had no joinery, sanding, or finishing, I elected not to include it in my projects section! When we get a hurricane brewing in the Gulf, I start salivating! I know that if we survive, cooler months of woodworking are imminent!! Just a quick photo to show you the intense joinery, and cutting angles I had to form on this complex piece I spent a whole 2 hours on. I hope they last the storm!! I’m really looking forward to the power outages, man I should’ve bought that wind generator!! Can you imagine how much free electrical current those 75mph winds could generate?? Oh well, just a few more hours until Ike arrives. We have our water, and flashlight batteries all charged, and I have my battery powered TV loaded with a fresh set of D’s. It’s just a waiting game now. Will report more on the flip side!!

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-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX



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#1 posted 09-12-2008 11:58 PM

They look great Matt, what kind of finish did you use?

(Hang on in there!)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 12:04 AM

Well I left them unfinished. Later I’ll apply my patented natural rainwater blown finish, and then let them wind dry to about 75mph for a few hours!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 09-13-2008 12:18 AM

Good luck Matt. After four years of ‘remodeling’ post Francis, Jean, Wilma and Rita, I know what’s in front of you. May the good Lord bless you and yours.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 09-13-2008 12:31 AM

Thank you FlWoodRat, coming from you, I know we’ll be ok!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 09-13-2008 12:34 AM

Ahh so you are using high volume high speed spray finish…

Hope all is well.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 09-13-2008 12:38 AM

My patented rainwater blown, injected finish. Yes, it is a HIGH volume, High speed natural finish!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 09-13-2008 12:47 AM

good luck

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#8 posted 09-13-2008 01:14 AM

There’s one project that I hope you get to take apart yourself. Good luck! Stay safe!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 09-13-2008 02:19 AM

Stay safe matt. It sounds like a really bad one.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 09-13-2008 02:20 AM

Take Care Matt….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 09-13-2008 02:27 AM

hey matt, good luck and stay safe.

im in the katy area myself, i did not board up my windows – but im thinking in the off season i might go ahead and install some hangers and make some panels that can be stored in the attic – could be a good selling point for the house. ill let you know how we fair.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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#12 posted 09-13-2008 02:38 AM

Thanks guys!! It’s getting pretty windy here. Unusual winds blowing in from the North. Still no rain, so that is good, maybe we won’t flood. I have a storm drainage gully net to my house, so it gets pretty high, but it’s never been in the house yet. David, is it windy out there in Katy?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 09-13-2008 02:41 AM

Ok… All you folks in Houston (Especially the Katy area…); How about sending us some BBq from Goode Company over on Katy Freeway? After Ike passes of course :) What I wouldn’t give for some of their brisket and a couple of Shiner Bock’s. I have a lot of family in the Victoria area; our prayers are with you all.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 09-13-2008 03:04 AM

Hang in and hold onto something solid Matt. I lived down in Orange, TX a while back and from ther to coastal SC. I don’t miss putting up hurricane shutters at all. Now I have to put up with shoveling snow and the odd tornado. If its not one thing its another LOL. God Bless and hopefully you will weather through IKE without any damage.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#15 posted 09-13-2008 03:20 AM

watching the news right now…looks scary near the water…and the wave/water surge is already high and they say the hurricane is still hours away…Please stay safe and let us know how you are when you get a chance…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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