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Blog series by plantek updated 1421 days ago 5 parts 11011 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Getting Ready to Start

1434 days ago by plantek | 1 comment »

I came across a excellent plan for a wall shelf/mirror & draw unit in the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine.I have not worked with cherry wood before but I love the look of it and I am looking forward to getting my feet wet with such a nice project.I bought the wood last weekend at EarthSource here in my neck of the woods. 14 bf of 4/4 cherry. The plan calls for 11 bf so I’m looking for a little something something project with the drop.So I’ve studied the plan, gotten tooled ...

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Part 2: The Dust Capade

1432 days ago by plantek | 0 comments »

Well I’m off to a good start. Tonight I milled my lumber 4/4 down to 3/4” & 1/2”, and was able to cut to length all the 3/4 pieces. I got to use my new DeWalt 734 planer for the first time (not including test pieces last weekend) and let me tell you I got schooled when it comes to keeping my eye on my DC. I have a 6 gal shop vac attached to a Onieda cyclone that sits atop a 5 gal bucket. I didn’t empty the 5 gal before I got started… Yeah… Needless to...

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Part 3: The Frame and Case Complete

1428 days ago by plantek | 0 comments »

So this is my third post for this blog, but it is really three and a half days of work on the project. Being a weekend warrior (LumberJock) I consider 4 hrs on the weekend a days work. I’d spend all day if I could. So Friday night I was able to get the mirror frame finished sanded and together: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5049574016/in/set-72157624965142223/Saturday morning I started with cutting the parts for the drawer case and finish sanding the parts as necessary: http...

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Part 4: Dove Tail Tales

1424 days ago by plantek | 0 comments »

So the plan that the mirror frame is from calls for rabbited joints for the drawers… I was ready to comply and build the drawers accordingly. Never mind that I have a Porter Cable dove tail jig. My reasoning was I have never used it on 1/2 stock or hard wood before. Not to mention that I just want my mirror done and on the wall. Well I thought about it and thought about it and realized I would not forgive myself if I don’t dove tail the joints. I will give the piece that much m...

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Part 5: Magic Mirror on the Wall

1421 days ago by plantek | 0 comments »

Well It’s done!http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5068492159/in/photostream/ At a total of $130.00 in materials I’ve finished the project I wanted when I first saw it the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine.It’s also the first project I’ve done working with Cherry. I really enjoyed it even though I found Cherry to be a bit unforgiving.The grain pattern through out the piece is really eye catching: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5069101620/in/photostream...

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