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Project by KnickKnack posted 10-26-2008 01:23 PM 1952 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by hairy’s TV Stand (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10045), I’ve finally finished ours.
It’s ash, finished with linseed oil, about 1.75m (5 feet) by 30cm (1 foot)
As ever, I learned lots…
  • Get the lumber man to clean the boards before you take them home (I have no jointer or planer/thicknesser)
  • It’s hard to de-cup boards, but important
  • It’s hard to joint boards this long with just a router and a 1 metre straight edge
  • 15 minute glue is too fast (but I can’t find anything else)
  • Carefully taken pictures can hide a multitude of not-so-very-well-fitting joints
  • It’s easier to buy a smaller TV and sit closer than it is to make a TV stand
  • Wasps seem to like the smell of ash being sanded
  • My critical faculties must be on holiday since I’m actually fairly pleased with it – it’s solid, looks ok, and matches the rest of the furniture I made for the lounge

The lines you can just about see in picture 2, perpendicular to the grain, are a mystery to me – another ash piece I did has them too – I thought it was the belt sander doing it, but it seems not – only one of the jointed boards have them, and, no matter how much I sand (up to a point, I guess), they don’t go away – any ideas/explanations/solutions appreciated.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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lew

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#1 posted 10-26-2008 03:48 PM

NIce looking piece!! Keeping the back open make it look lighter and allows access for cabling, too!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 05:04 PM

great project…nice sense of humoUr…that is the way to learn…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-06-2008 09:50 PM

now that’s a great piece ! I knew that my design was too complicated .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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