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It’s All About Donating! #6: Rustic Intarsia

08-13-2019 02:19 PM by justoneofme | 14 comments »

Warning! This blog is a long one … but it’s the last in this series. So I hope you enjoy a favourite beverage while reading or just looking at these photos :) Remember I said something about having an idea I hoped would work? Well … it did!! Never having dabbled in ‘rustic’ painting before now, my methods may seem somewhat unorthodox to those who know better. And truly … I did experience a few inner battles between simple rustic and intricate realism while tackling...

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New desk for my computer #22: hutch done, finish is on, almost done

08-02-2019 03:42 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

except for hauling this thing out of the shop to where it will call “home”...Hutch came out of the clamps, sanded things down, added screws in the top… Just in case someone wants to pick up the desk by the top of the hutch….ran the round-over bit around a bit, and set the hutch on the desk… While I figure out how to get everything stained…everything that will show… Took a while, let this sit until the stain dried. Got to thinking..( dangero...

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It’s All About Donating! #5: Rustic Intarsia

07-29-2019 02:45 PM by justoneofme | 11 comments »

After a 3-week painting marathon to beautify our dwelling, then reclaiming my workshop again … I’m finally back to this Rustic Intarsia art piece. Even though it had been put on hold, constant thoughts of shaping the design parts kept momentum driving me forward in anticipation!Experience has taught me to prepare for a projectile or two! When it comes to rough sanding tiny pieces it’s definitely necessary to have a firm grip on things! But … when only the slightest brush agains...

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New desk for my computer #18: A PIP, and a Hutch start

07-24-2019 10:16 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok…PIP time for the main part of the desk…. From the front… And the top….2 coats of Amber Shellac….needs buffed out a bit… But wait, there’s more…. This desk also gets a hutch of sorts…as a place to better stash the tower… And maybe a whole lot more “stuff” This is the old hutch…stuff piled up everywhere. Need to bring the tower down closer to the top of the desk…and raise the monitor up o...

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New desk for my computer #17: Last drawer, top worked on, stain...

07-23-2019 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Ok, bought the last bit of plywood for the last drawer. Was looking to buy just a 2’x2’ square of 1/4” plywood….looked at the stuff Lowes had….more like a pinup picture, not a flat one in the lot. looked at the 5mm Luann 2’ x 4’ panels,,,,dollar more, but at least it was flat….got it home.. Shame to use this for a drawer bottom? used the bottom right corner…will save the rest for something that shows..Right hand drawer is out of t...

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Shop Lighting #1: Sand Under HARD Light (to see the grooves)

07-23-2019 03:22 PM by Keith Kelly | 0 comments »

Typical shop overhead lighting is usually soft, which hides shadows and therefore hides sanding scratches. - Quick tip: When you sand, turn OFF the main overhead lights. Instead, sand under a single hard light - positioned at an angle – so that you can see the sanding scratches much more clearly. Since doing this, I’ve been able to identify sanding issues before it’s too late.- I posted a very quick video about this. It’s in a hotel room but the illustra...

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New desk for my computer #16: More drawers to do

07-22-2019 12:38 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got the clamps off of Drawer #3 and #4, this morning while the shop was still cool…Had to clean the sides up a bit.. Jack plane to get it close….then.. A #3 sized smooth plane to smooth things out…worked on both drawers…had an issue as to what one goes where… Got that straightened out. All edges got sanded, then the fronts got a coat of stain, and their handles installed.. Will do, for now..( I marked the inside of each drawer, as to which went where...

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New desk for my computer #15: Fit a drawer

07-20-2019 04:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, stained the fronts of 2 drawers. and a test fit of the handles… The way the desk was sitting, made it hard to fit drawers…so I slid it over here…drawers now fit…but. There was an issue with the raised panels intruding into the drawer’s space..can’t remove any of it, so..I planed the sides of the drawers down, until they fit…weapon of choice? Until I got too close to the screws at the back…then a beltsander finished up…Make a ...

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New desk for my computer #14: Build a drawer

07-18-2019 05:05 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, most of the parts are ready? Well, the sides needed just a few more things done..Cleaned the dados, so the backs fit all the way in… Just happened to have the right width chisel, for that. Pilot holes for screws to attach the sides to the back.. Even the drill was “Vintage”....then flip the sides over, and do a countersink… Why change bits, just change drill and all…there is a bevel to the bottom corner.. Makes inserting a drawer into it’...

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New desk for my computer #11: Top cleaned up, and installed

07-14-2019 01:10 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Sounds simple and easy enough to do? Remove the clamps from the glued up top….only sounds was from a couple of the cawls…creak. Laid the top onto the desk….and scraped away the dried glue….we have ways.. Stanley #70 scraper. Was made to remove painted on shipping labels, from wooden crates. Works great for dried glue, price tags, bar codes they print onto the wood…. Couple of clamps to keep things from walking away….between a beltsander, and a ...

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