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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 12-05-2013 09:47 PM 4 parts 6362 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Transferring Blog from HomeRefurbers

10-22-2013 11:03 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I started a whole house remodel several months ago. I figured that homerefurbers, LJ’s sister blog site would be the appropriate place to do a blog. Unfortunately the site’s been taken hostage by mass spamming and no one can seem to keep up with cleaning it out. My start to this is Here at homerefurbers. It’s the beginning of 6 posts there. I’ve decided to continue the blog here. Here is the latest post, After the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I’ve start...

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Part 2: Cabinet doors going up 4 at a time

11-02-2013 07:54 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 10 comments »

Boy I love working with cherry. Not too hard, not too soft, doesn’t chip out much. Creates much smoother grain with router bits compared to oak which I am used to working with and is chippy. I’ve got 4 doors up and 4 more in the hopper (ready to glue together). I decided on a thinner, svelter look to these doors. I have three raised panel bits, ogee, curve, and straight. I used the straight raised panel bit on these. I love the grain of unstained cherry. This is just 3 coat...

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Part 3: Large home made moldings

11-20-2013 02:51 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

Here are a few pictures, from the past couple of days, of the sequence of making moldings and of them put up. I don’t know how large fancy moldings are made but this was my solution to doing it. The ogee’s are made with one router bit then stacked on top of each other. The large partial cove moldings are made with Rockler’s table saw crown molding maker. It is a nicely made jig that lets you set up your table saw to cut into wood using the round blade to gouge out a large co...

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Part 4: Floor's done

12-05-2013 09:47 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

Not a big entry on this running blog of my house remodel. The floor is on. Solid red oak..

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