Another idea to use left over bits...

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Project by jack1 posted 08-16-2009 07:25 AM 1484 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been going through my cutoff pile to get ready for winter, you know “save this one, that one goes for kindling, no wait, it’s got a nice figure on one side…” If you’ve done this, even the fir and pine bits are hard to throw away. Anyway, I found six ‘4s’ 1×6’s that were pretty straight and clear enough to use as window sills, side and top casings or facia all under 48” long.
Having never done this before I though I’d practice in my shop. I did the top, sides, sill and facia for the rear window where the lathe is as well as just the sill in the bathroom. A little ALEX for the cracks, KILZ primer, 2 coats of white latex semi-gloss and voila!
I not only got to exercise a bunch of shop tools but it’s a good way to stall while you are getting ready for a tricky project. I’m gearing up to duplicate a couple of Stickley chairs for a friend.

P.S. I did go back and clean up the paint on the window…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 07:33 AM

it good you got to it before the cold ,
now you will have to make more ,
but smaller .

it’s allways nice to get things done around the house ,
good use of that “extra” wood !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 03:09 PM

Good use of scrap and one less thing on the honey-do-list.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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