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Blog series by jamsomito updated 07-26-2020 02:36 PM 3 parts 843 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Growing Some Legs

05-04-2020 01:04 AM by jamsomito | 0 comments »

Started on my entertainment center / credenza project today. If you look back in my posts you can probably find one with my design questions, but here’s where I landed: Everything is going to be stained red oak to match its destination. I started by picking my best rift-sawn boards and cut them to length. Then ripped them to width. I did this in about 4 or 5 passes, kind of like sneaking up on the final dimension. In lieu of a jointer, I find this method wo...

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Part 2: Rails and mission slats

07-19-2020 09:05 PM by jamsomito | 0 comments »

Alright the legs presented a problem. I made a thread about it and you guys helped a ton. You can read about it here if you’re interested: https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/309212 But in the end, I’m really happy with how they came out. Since then I added the angles on all the inside faces at the bottom. Next step was making the rails. I tried sifting through my stock to find similar grain patterns and, more specifically, some grain patterns that jived with the a...

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Part 3: Top

07-26-2020 02:36 PM by jamsomito | 0 comments »

Well it appears there is a new adventure every step of the way! Yesterday my goal was to make a top. It was to have a mitered frame around a center panel, so plywood it was. I had already done the exact same thing on another project so I could see the steps before me. I posted that project here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/379041 Tongue and groove trim, mitered corners. No big deal, right? Haha. First I cut my trim to exact width. No tongue. Shoot, guess I’ll ...

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