That OddLots Ad #28: PIP time?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-06-2018 02:18 AM 651 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Door #2 done Part 28 of That OddLots Ad series Part 29: Final PIP.. »

Weather was ugly outside….sun would peek out, the goes and hides while the next rain cloud comes by. Pulled up to the house today…van load of groceries, and a replacement TV…soon as we started to unload the started to rain..hard. Finally get everything into the house, and THEN the sun comes out…grrr

Decided to see IF the door was ready to install….carefully removed the clamps…no creaks, no loud cracking noises..
Placed the door in the leg vise…one edge was a bit curved…was too wide for the door opening, anyway..

I have a steel straight edge handy….and used the jack plane to remove the worst of the curves..

Then the #7c to joint the entire edge…hopefully I get it square, too..

Checked with the door opening…top of the door was a bit out of square…and a hair too long…framing square to mark a line, circular saw to remove the line,,,beltsander to clean up saw marks..

Planed and sanded any other high spots….About time to add the hinges?

VIX bit to do pilot holes….then try to get the knob’s location to match the other door..third try did it!..then move the case around a bit, in order to get ME to where I can install the door, and do the second task of the day..used a shim under the door, so the door won’t rub as you open/close it…

Door didn’t want to open….Finally got it open..found the bottom hinge had shifted things too far…hammer adjusted to cure that. Hammer also teamed up with a chisel. I trimmed all the plugs down flush…will sand them tomorrow. two jobs done…..had to move this case around again…needed to get ME into the back of the case.

had to slide the case over against the bandsaw..

Had the other three shelves to install…was a tight fit for this fat body…
Ok, those 1×12s planks from Home depot? I needed 4 pieces at 13-1/8” long cut…

Got three good boards from the first plank….the fourth was needed to provide filler strips at the back of the shelves..needed to be the same length, and then ripped for width..

Shelves sit on 1×1 cleats….had to trim the ends of the cleats a bit. Filler strips also needed trimmed a bit.
Will add the plywood panels to the back of the case, to enclose the shelf areas, when I get the case upstairs….easier to carry, that way. Same with the heater insert ( using it right now, in the livingroom)
Had to slide this thing back around..have a lot of sanding to do…

That trash can WAS empty, when this project started out…

Need to get this upstairs, too….and out to the firepit. Thought I might as well show off how the front is…how about a PIP?

That big open area is for the insert to go in…moved the camera a tad closer..

Lots of sanding, a “Weather Oak” oil stain, and a coat or two of Amber Shellac? And round up a crew to haul this thing upstairs? Stay tuned….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-06-2018 01:53 PM

Looks awesome with the hardware applied!

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

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 10-06-2018 06:14 PM

Nice project, Bandit. I’m glad to hear that the finish is something other than paint. Tell the Boss I said hello.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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