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Project by John posted 02-24-2009 06:19 PM 1779 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t spent much time in the shop so I’ve been making some small projects to dust off the cobwebs. The sides are 1/4” thick book matched quartersawn white oak panels. The corners are 1 1/4 square. All sides angle out 6 degrees from the bottom. I haven’t done many projects of my own design and learning as I go.

My sister just commissioned a built-in bedroom furniture set. It would be the largest project to date and I have to get it from Indiana to Florida. Looking forward this project.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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Will Mego

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 06:27 PM

perhaps some pictures would go well here…

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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John

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 06:33 PM

Pilot error

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 08:20 PM

This is a wonderful project. What finish did you use ? Do you have plans you’d like to share ?

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

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 09:19 PM

very nice … great design too

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 02-25-2009 12:39 AM

Nice looking project!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John

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#6 posted 02-25-2009 03:42 AM

Thanks guys. It’s always nice to get an ata boy. The finish is three coats of Watco Danish Oil in medium brown. Top coat is Watco wipe on satin poly. Click HERE for the sketchup drawing I used to make it. I made a general sketch then based the final dimensions on the stock I had. Basically it tilts out 6 degrees on all sides. Got to use a cool trick I saw on woodworks. Finished the assembly then scribed the bottom of the legs on my reference/assembly table and cut the legs so they would sit flat on the ground.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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Rob

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#7 posted 02-25-2009 05:22 AM

Very nice. Beats plastic all to hell. I’m presently eyeing some plastic bins below my desk with much contempt. Blue gawdy things. However I bet I have an easier time throwing garbage in them then you do!

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Bullgoose

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#8 posted 02-25-2009 05:56 AM

Wonderful artwork…er, I mean woodwork! I would find it difficult to actually use this as intended.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 02-25-2009 07:11 PM

Thanks for the feedback ….does the “cool trick ” refer to the 6 degrees or the cutting of the legs ?

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

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John

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#10 posted 02-26-2009 01:14 AM

Hi Dusty,

The cool trick was the scribing the legs on a flat reference so you cut them to lie flat on the ground. I like your cutting boards. They look beautiful.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 02-27-2009 07:39 PM

Thank you for the info and the board compliment : ) I appreciate it very much : ) Have a wonderful weekend !

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

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John

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#12 posted 02-28-2009 04:07 AM

Thanks Dusty,

How does the mineral oil finish hold up? How often are you reapplying it? Does it always feel slick? I have used Generals Salad Bowl finish and liked it. It is more like a film finish though and the one board I have at home is showing the knife marks in the finish. I finished another board with 100% tung oil but have not seen it since it left the shop. Don’t know about the tung oil water combination.

I have to fly to Florida and back Saturday so Sunday is the start of my weekend.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 02-28-2009 07:50 PM

I don’t reapply the mineral oil at any set intervals. When the board starts to look “dry” is when i do it . That all depends on how many times you use it / wash it. The oil soaks into the wood , so no , it doesn’t always feel slick . I apply the oil heavily at first until it has absorbed all that it will , and then wipe off the excess . I repeat that for a week before giving it to my customers and then advise them how to care for the board. Most of them don’t actually want to cut on them , but rather use them as “kitchen countertop furniture” LOL I might try the salad bowl finish for future boards if I know ahead of time their intended use . : )

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

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FuzzyDove

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#14 posted 03-01-2009 02:44 AM

Love this piece – angles like that are always so “fun” once you have to work in three dimension. It seems you and I have similar design tastes. Keep up the good work.

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