HMS Entertainment Center

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Project by MadeinMT posted 08-05-2014 01:02 PM 2427 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this behemoth (as my neighbor and recipient of the project calls it) as an entertainment center. The beast is 90” long, 32” high and 22” deep. Made of QSWO with the exception of the interior dividers and shelves which are oak plywood. The shelves are adjustable. The top has breadboard ends and I added a breadboard section in the middle of the top just for kicks. The breadboards are secured with 3/8” walnut square dowels. The ends are resawn QSWO with the edges beveled. Finished with an oil stain and poly.

Lots of firsts here for me. Made plenty of mistakes and I continue to be frustrated by my inability to achieve a high level of precision but as an amateur and part-timer (my job just keeps getting the way) hopefully that will come with time. My neighbor/friend seems happy so I guess it turned out OK.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 01:37 PM

Nice work.

I found using a very sharp pencil and only one tape measure for the project a good start on the precision. I built straight edge guides for my circular saw for cutting sheet goods. I mark the edge to cut along and the blade type so I know I am on the line. I also try to make all of the rip cuts on the table saw at the same time so the pieces are the same width, may not exactly 3” but all the same.

I also try and make all of the length cuts on the miter saw at the same time with the same stop setup. Practice and a little patience. And I know about the day job cutting into the shop time.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 01:46 PM

Well done. It looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 02:50 PM

Looks great. This would be a perfect project for Kreg pocket jig. That jig put me in a precision zone. Hope your neighbor helped you to carry it over :-)

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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