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My "Bucket List" #5: Part Three Segmant One: The BARRISTERS BOOKCASE.

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Blog entry by therookie posted 1230 days ago 2420 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Segmant 3: Finally finished with the table. Part 5 of My "Bucket List" series Part 6: Segment Three Part Two: I feel really accomplished today. »

Ok now this project has a lot of meaning in it. When I was going through the table part of my projects, I thought about giving up and cutting the table up into firewood and then burning it. But my mom was always there with my dad saying take a break and come back to it when you calm down. Well as a way to thank them, I would like to say thanks and make them somthing special. This will be my moms mothers day present. So I thought that I would “dedicate” my next project to them both. So my next project is the barristers bookcase on my bucket list. I got all of the wood and decided to use ash instead of vertical grain douglas fir like the plan I am referencing off of tells you to do. I used it for two reasons:
1. Its cheap in michigan
2. I like the way it smells.
So when I picked up the wood I got roughly 30bdft of 4/4 ash and 30bdft of 8/4 ash. When the bill was totaled up by my wood guy he was like that will be $110 please. So I paid hime and got the wood planed. It came out really nice and I brought it home then started milling it which was a big no no but his place where he stores the lumber is the same climate in temp and humidity as my basement.

Here is the wood for the rest of the panels. (I have four of the panels glued up and sanded and the other two in the clamps.

Four of the six finished side panels.

This is most of the other wood.

Well until next time thanks for reading. Adam

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com



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Bertha

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#1 posted 1230 days ago

Nice story, nice wood, superb price, and a great plan. I can’t wait to see it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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therookie

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#2 posted 1230 days ago

Thanks bertha

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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lew

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#3 posted 1230 days ago

Your Mom and Dad gave you good advice about “just walk away”. Allowing yourself the time to rethink and refocus is a trait that will serve you well in life.

Great wood prices!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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therookie

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#4 posted 1230 days ago

I am starting to realize all of this now

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Bertha

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#5 posted 1230 days ago

I’ve ruined more projects than I can count in a frenzy of fury, trying to meet some imaginary deadline. If you have the wherewithall to walk away for a bit, you’re a better man.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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therookie

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#6 posted 1230 days ago

I kinda get what you mean. I do have a deadline and that is mothers day which is rapidley approaching but with today I should have all of the panels all glued up and ready to go by 9pm.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1230 days ago

You’re on track, brother. Not worth ruining it in a rush. You did the right thing and I admire that.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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