Organ Leg Coat Rack Video Series #2: Base prep, Modifying Organ legs

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Blog entry by Chris McDowell posted 09-28-2013 05:28 PM 1802 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting started Part 2 of Organ Leg Coat Rack Video Series series Part 3: Chopping mortises, cutting leg template »

I just posted part 2 of this series on YouTube. Click here to view it.

In this episode, I clean up the base after letting the glue dry overnight, then I cut a hole in the top to accept the organ leg post and I modify the organ leg post to make it ready to install into the base.

Due to the low audio on my voice in part one I decided to try something different on this one by overdubbing myself describing what is going on. I’ve seen other people on YouTube do this and I think it helped. I don’t have an external mic or anything and I’m recording on my iPad so I’m trying more now to speak a little louder.

I’m still working on it currently and can’t wait to get done. I’m staining and finishing the base now and I still haven’t decided what to do as far as hooks go. I can drill some holes and insert dowels, but I’m not sure there is enough meat there as it gets pretty narrow at the top and I don’t want it to look stupid.

Anyway, if you missed part one it is here.

If you missed why I’m making this and recording it, read my previous blog post.

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 11:49 PM

Great looking project so far. I have an old organ myself that I might have to try that with. The one thing I would say is you may want to reconsider the grain direction of the legs. The way you have it drawn is going to be very weak. Just my 2 cents.

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 10:15 AM

Yeah, I thought I may have not done it the best way. I actually mention that later on in one of the next videos. They seem sturdy enough, though. I think they should be able to handle a few coats. Thanks for the feedback!

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