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Project by LockesWS posted 08-08-2012 06:58 PM 4268 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me to build this for his wife. He had plans in mind that he got from miesels.com. His first request was ebony until I told him the cost of material and he quickly changed to walnut. The front, sides and doors are made from 3/4” walnut while the back is made from pegboard and the 2 shelves inside are baltic birch. I wiped on 4 coats of clear shellac on outside of carcass and doors only, and left inside unfinished. I ordered the hardware kit (knobs, brackets and decal) from miesels.com and threw the screws away they had provided. I picked up quality screws from the hardware store for a couple bucks. Not much to it. Thanks for looking!

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com





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don38

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 12:33 AM

nice work ive been wanting to make one for awhile now. how did you do the graphics on the front?

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LockesWS

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 12:37 AM

Thanks! I bought the decal they offered at miesels. I was really surprised how well and quick it set up over the shellac. I think I only gave $5.00 for decal and $12 for all the hinges and ceramic knobs.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 08:33 AM

Very nice work. I love making things out of walnut. Did you fill in the knots with epoxy? I couldnt tell from the pics. I normally fill mine with a 2 part 5 min with a drop of dye to give it contrast.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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LockesWS

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 11:27 AM

Thanks Ken. I love walnut too but it don’t like me. Definitely one I have to use a respirator. I did not fill in the knots with anything. The front has a really small hole and the sides had a knot on each side that I popped out, they were maybe a 1/4’ in diameter. The customer wanted it to have a sort of modern aged look. Wasn’t sure at time if I was on same page but I apparently nailed it. LOL. I like the knotty look myself but am asked alot of times for projects to be knot free.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com

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dust4tears

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 01:28 PM

I like it~~

I hadnt heard of the site Lockes was talking about so I looked it up. For anyone interested, it is NOT miesels.com~~

It is: meiselswoodhobby.com

I do have one suggestion. If you have a router, I am willing to bet you could have done the decal yourself….That sign is pretty ‘easy’...You do not have to be an ‘artist’ you just have to be able to trace~~and set the depth of the router.

It looks awesome though….I just might try one myself~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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LockesWS

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 01:45 PM

Thank you dust for the correction I appreciate you doing that. Also, I love the suggestion. My next one I may give the ole router a try. Unfortunately with this paricular customer he had everything exactly how he wanted it. I tried getting him to sit and work with me on changing some things and doing things different to kinda make it his own as I do with all customers but his heart was set on it to a tee. Again great suggestion and thanks for looking out, I’ll definitely be double checking my site references.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff www.lockeswoodshop.com

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 09:29 PM

Ebony , ay ? LOL
Very nice looking ‘tater bin : )

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

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