Shop Remodel #15: Deja Vu All Over Again

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-09-2015 01:43 AM 1402 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dovetails, I love cutting dovetails. Wait, wasn’t I just doing this??? Deja Vu all over again.

Today I milled up and cut the pieces for the door frames. They will be a little undersized in width to accommodate the curves in the frames. The case is 40”x40” and each door will be 19” wide x 40” tall.

Oh hey, before i forget I forgot to tell you all about a few things yesterday. First off I got the last piece of curly western maple that will become the plane till.

I also made a new sign for my door. I had an old painted sign that read “Chairman of the board” on my door, but it was very small and hard to see from any distance so I made a new one on my cnc ;)

It turned out great!!

So the curly panels are glued up and the frames for the doors are done, I just need to make the faces of the doors and carve them wild like the saw till. It has been raining cats and elephants here lately and so I can’t get outside to grind. I will probably do most of it by hand.

All in all a pretty good day, I am incredibly blessed to get to do what I love. Especially with this project that is just for me. I don’t mind sharing, you can look, but don’t touch. Thanks all and have fun woodworking.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 05:59 AM

I appreciate that you see you are blessed. I also appreciate you’re effort in sharing this journey. I made one blog and it took forever. You’re busting these out daily!

Things are looking great.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 11:31 AM

Like the new sign! Nice dovetail work, too. Man, I am impressed with your work. Hope I can get that good one day!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 12:58 PM

Yeah, that new sign may be easier to read, but I liked the “chairs” you incorporated into the old one ! Has a bit more character if you ask me (which you didn’t) LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 02:41 PM

great progress brian love this journey your taking us on.great joinery wish i had more patience and time to do it maybe in my older age-lol.looking forward to the next act thanks for the show.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 07:16 PM

Nice, keep those shop posts coming

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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