The Start of a Challenge #6: Part 4 - I think

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 02-04-2012 01:51 AM 6769 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought I would post my slow progress…this project luckily has made the priority list – otherwise known as – the significant other has said I can’t buy any more wood or start any other projects until this is done. Rightfully so and I agreed a while ago. So now that I’m down to one class a semester, and my dad has been a big help just trying to help me ‘get this done’ and offering creative suggestions, it’s about there. One thing is for sure – I won’t be passing this piece down to anyone, but it’s at least sturdy and will hopefully be decent enough looking to take up a place in the house until I can beef up my skills to make a better one.

as you can see, I’m really eating some humble pie since I thought I would get a jump on finishing and be smart…not realizing I’d have to come back and remove it do to various reasons. talk about a learning curve on getting into all of those angles and such!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 03:22 AM

Im jumping in late on the blog but it looks like youve learned a lot on this project and youve done quite well. It has doors so it must be square, which is a trick in itself. Youve installed hinges that looks really good, no easy feat there either. the glass aint broke so the rabbets should be well done. The overall design is good and functional, its going to do its job well for a long time … way to go.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 12:24 PM

thanks Chris! That’s mainly my dad’s doing… this was a plan I got from fine woodworking thinking it was all pocket hole joinery (well worded advertisement strikes again!!) and it really turned into something more complicated than just that after the first three pages. I have learned a lot – if anything I got a lot of daddy/daughter time and a good respect for old fashioned problem solving and ingenuity :) I still need to make one of Ms. Debbie P’s “Lesson Learned” books :)

I’m still scanning the forums for ideas on how to remove the finish – I’ve gotten started with 80/100 grit sand paper but I think I may switch over to a hand scraper if I can find the pack I bought last year and haven’t busted out. it’s Oak ply and solid oak so I’m hoping it will help me get into some of those crevices that my orbital sander can’t manage.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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