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My First Six Board

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Project by Bernspen posted 11-26-2014 03:00 PM 1227 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, actually 12 boards.

I found this long,wide piece of poplar that called my name. That’s it from the feet up, to about the center of the “regular” poplar. The grain patterns/coloring wraps around three of the corners. I managed to find a second board whose grain and coloring blended with the first, so I edged-joined them and am very pleased with how well they blended. There’s a mismatch on the back, but that’s why it’s on the back. Three boards make up the top, and some edge glued, unfinished aromatic cedar make up the bottom.

Hand cut dovetails and Elmer’s Glue hold it together, and a pair of Torsion Hinges (really, Rockler, $45 a pair?!?) manage the lid.

Some wipe on poly, several coats of brushed on poly, periodic sanding and a final coat of wipe on poly followed by wax on the top.

No stain. No way I’m covering up the natural look of this poplar.

-- We have met the enemy, and he is us.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 12:55 AM

Very nice job! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JJohnston

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 01:02 AM

How do you like those torsion hinges? I’ve got some on the way (so too late) for a blanket chest I’m building.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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Rick

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 04:41 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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Bernspen

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 02:20 PM

Bob – I like the torsion hinges a lot. They work well, and were drop dead simply to mount. I just thought they were gouging me on price.

-- We have met the enemy, and he is us.

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 04:28 PM

Actually, Bob’s just my quote for now, but thanks. I agree about the price, but if they really work, I can stomach that. It’s for a gift.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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