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Blog series by MadJester updated 03-23-2015 03:41 PM 5 parts 31299 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: How to screw up a box top in one short to waste a day making a tiny little box

10-09-2011 06:22 AM by MadJester | 14 comments »

Ok…I’m not a blogger….never claimed to be…just thought I would post some of my shop adventures here. I’m a refinisher, but have been playing around with a few side projects to keep my mind sharp, and possibly make a little money on the side…maybe…one never knows. So today I was up and down in the shop a little early. The new pup is pretty good about the loud noises…he helped me use my planer last night to make a bunch of new shavings for hi...

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Part 2: Another great day in the shop...

10-11-2011 02:02 AM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Well…on my last blog I posted the pic of my box, and that was after I finished it up today…I used an alcohol based stain on the lid that I make up myself, left the base unstained and then gave it a coat of wax…I used car wax on this one…mainly because I have it, and also because my van is in such a state that I’m sure the wax would never do it any good. Today started off with “What am I gonna do today?”....I have several things that I want to do, b...

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Part 3: Why epoxy putty is my new besty friend....

10-16-2011 01:38 AM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Well…I was able to do a little bit more on the coffin today, and I’m still not 100% happy with the way the miter corners of the little ‘frames’ are coming out, but I’m pushing forward with the project, as I have decided to use it for myself instead of trying to sell it…I’ll consider it a learning project and leave it at that…still not sure how the best way is to get the uprights angled correctly…I’m so used to using my guillotine tha...

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Part 4: Really getting it closer to completed now!

11-04-2011 07:25 AM by MadJester | 2 comments »

Hello all!! I know it’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, but I have been busy….and I’ve done a bit more work on the small coffin. It’s looking better, but still not quite done yet. I am satisfied (not happy…but it’s all a learning process…)...with the look of the piece. I definitely know what I will do differently in the future!! Here are some updated pics, starting with the top being partially completed, then the first part of the p...

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Part 5: Just got reminded that I never put up the end result!

03-23-2015 03:41 PM by MadJester | 9 comments »

So here is the final look on the small coffin…it has the cremains of my previous dog and two cats. My friend brought me the small handles and the lovely marquetry pice that I used on the lid…

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