Princess castle bed

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Blog series by Newbie17 updated 01-01-2021 01:28 AM 3 parts 1141 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Thinking outside the box for glue up

12-28-2020 01:35 AM by Newbie17 | 0 comments »

One of the things I like about this hobby is having to get creative. I had my truck keys in my hand and was heading toward the door to go buy a type of clamp I don’t currently have for what I thought was a tricky situation. I needed to clamp a 3/4” x 3/4” rectangular strip of wood to a strip that was at 45 degrees. Clamping the normal way wouldn’t work because of the angled board I needed to clamp. Below is the solution I came up with. Use a board clamped to the workbench and extend the clamp...

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Part 2: I might actually be able to make this thing....

12-31-2020 04:34 AM by Newbie17 | 0 comments »

Tomorrow, the first bookshelf tower will be complete. The second one is already cut and needs to be glued and screwed. So many mistakes and make-do’s, but since my artist wife will be painting and decorating it, the end result is going to be amazing. The cheap Asian birch plywood is kinda annoying to work with. The glue doesn’t hold the plys together well and there are gaps between the plys as though they missed adding adhesive to hold them together. This is where I stopped with the boo...

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Part 3: First tower almost complete.

01-01-2021 01:28 AM by Newbie17 | 1 comment »

Seeing a part of the bed project almost complete helps to motivate me to spend more time working on the rest of it.

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