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Blog entry by Randy posted 01-30-2010 02:21 AM 3383 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

good afternoon jocks,
The garage is freezing so i decided to take a break and share the project i have been working on for the last couple of months. I am far from finished but have made some progress. This is also my first time to use photo bucket therefore im not sure if this will come out like i think. Here is a photo of my work in progress.

Im far enuff along that you can see the basic concept that im going for. The platform on top is 3/4 mdf in which i plan to add a hardwood edge. The case is made from red oak ply and hard wood. The drawers are poplar and the drawer fronts are mahogany and 1/4 red oak ply. I used stub tenon and groove joinery for the frames. The drawer pulls are poplar(im planning on painting them)

A little side note—i wacked the hell out of the side of my hand with a rubber mallet when i was working on one of the drawers. It hurt, but it took a few seconds before i realized i was bleeding all over the inside of the drawer. Have you ever decided to leave blood on a project with the hope that your son might remember how hard you worked on his bed?

This project is basically the first and biggest part of my plans to build all of my son’s furniture. The 8 drawers should provide plenty of space so we may trash his chester drawers that are falling apart. If you are wondering about the space between the drawers, the idea is to give him a place to store his shoes.(size 16)

I wil share more when i complete the project. I also wated to show everyone my christmas present.

And also wanted to share the weather, this is my front yard today.

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 02:22 AM

Anyone know how to get the pictures to show up and not just the links? I used photobucket and followed the tutorial.

-- RKWoods

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 02:23 AM

Nice start!

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 02:57 AM

Exclamation mark on both sides of the link.
! link !
but with no spaces

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 03:20 AM

Thanx Ger, that worked great

-- RKWoods

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 03:22 AM

Hi Randy,

Regarding your weather, sorry but being in the northeast, there is a part of me that takes sick pleasure when states like TX have snow! Regarding your Christmas gift, lucky you. Congrats and enjoy it! Is that a home made table for the drill press? Finally, wonderful looking piece of furniture you are making. You are doing a great job on it. Good luck as you progress but enough with the “spilled blood”. I’d say you’ve given your share to this project.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 03:29 AM

Thanx Lenny,
The drill press table in question is made by rockler, i bought it when at the same time i bought the press(yes, i bought my own christmas present) As for the weather, its a nice change. The only thing i dont like about it, is most people around here do not know how to drive in it, which triples the intensity of something that is already a hazzard.

-- RKWoods

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 03:38 AM

Looks like a great start.


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#8 posted 01-30-2010 06:21 PM

actually using photo bucket just click on the image thumbnail box, copy and paste in the blog.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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