Quarter Round Display Shelf #6: Many Firsts

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 07-01-2009 05:56 AM 10815 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been working on this project time permitting. Had end of school year stuff with the kids, a surprise visit from some relatives, and of course been busy traveling for work, so it has been interment to say the best :( So, I got this puppy glued up a couple of weekends ago. After fighting with a shelf that I messed up on and had to remake a new one. Talk about frustation, nothing went right with it and it took me a couple of weeks just to build one new shelf.

Now this project has had many firsts for me, including using solid Cherry for almost the entire project, the sliding dovetails, massive pannel glue ups, making quarter circles, bent wood lamination for the toe kick, I even successfully steamed out a couple of dents from the clamp up of the lamination…

And here are the blocks for the Toe Kick to attach to. I did have a bit of spring back so I am going to have to clamp and glue to blocks to get it right.

So I have been sanding like a maniac since the glue up dried two weekends ago. The corners of this thing are t-total pains in the arse!

So here she is, she has been worked up to 180 Grit since this was taken. The wet streaks are Mineral Spirts rubbed on to locate any reaining scratches…

And here is my new pride and joy, she worked her butt off on her first day in my shop….

And of course this is my first day to use her…just one of many firsts on this project!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 06:07 AM

very cool display case well done

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-01-2009 06:46 AM

I too have the same Bosch ROS.. It is a ripper,.. better than the larger more powerfull Metabo 6 ” duo orbit i also have,..
I have had mine for a year now and It is THE sander I reach for,
The corner shelves can be a real #$^%$#
Good job on the bending,. can’t wait so see it with a nice oil finish,

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 11:51 AM

sIKE, this is starting to come together now. It is always good to “stretch” our abilities when tackling a project since that is the way to grow as a woodworkers. You have certainly added some new abilities to your woodworking arsenal with this project!!

This is going to look good with a finish on it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 03:06 PM

Thanks guys, I have had a hard time with this one. Been real hard to get motivated and get out and get this knocked out.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 03:31 PM

Hey sIKE,
Dont get too down man…....we have all started somewhere…..and all of us have made mistakes…..but Scott is right…you have obtained more skills and knowledge and if you do as Larry said in using a good oil finish, it will turn out just great.

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 05:59 PM

I have previously blogged my finishing plans. I am going to use de-waxed shellac for a sealing coat and then I am going to use 2 or 3 thin coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finisher.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 07:00 PM

looks like it’s coming along pretty well (all troubles permitting…)

did you consider using a scraper for the tight corners? or maybe next time sand pieces prior to glueup? of course this could be the justification for a detail-sander purchase… since you HAVE to have something to reach into those corners right?

just thinking out loud here… lol

At least you didnt seem to run into the “fun” I ran into of milling lumber – only to get back to it 2 weeks later (that was the next available window I had for shoptime) only to find the lumber back in it’s cupped/twisted shape again…. and back to the milling process…. will it ever end.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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