TOP of HUTCH.....

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Project by RichClark posted 09-20-2010 12:30 AM 3221 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top of the hutch is done so here it is!

(On a side note… Box stores wanted like 2.89-3.05 for a “SINGLE” mending bracket) I was like that is crazy! so I bought a stick of 1.5×1/4” steel and told my son to cut them 6” long and then drill and counter bore the screw slots.. and ya have them few extra’s… The top sits on the bottom of the HUTCH and um.. Tops it!.. Finished same way as the bottom some Water based golden-oak with a few top coats of Gel Poly…

In the end I am ahead .50$ on the brackets and Well let the top cure a few days and screw it to the bottom and Ill post the final TOP/BOTTOM = Hutch… project…

Take care..


-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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Chris Cunanan

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 01:23 AM

my work often has me make anchor brackets/clips instead of buying them that way….most of the time i can do it for about 1/5-1/10 the cost of outsourcing, and deliver the finished product in 1/10 the time…do you think i’m getting the short end of the stick or what?? lol if you set him up with a chop saw he could make all the brackets you’ll need for years to come in a couple hours…good thinking on cutting costs though

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jim C

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 02:53 AM

Great help from your son.
By the way those are countersinks, not counterbores, but great story anyway.

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 06:43 PM

Nice piece, can’t wait to see the rest! Great start!!

-- GX

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 09:45 PM

Wish I had a son like that…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 10:50 PM

Me too Div. Three girls- no interest in shop classes… bummer. I keep waiting to inherit a son-in-law who can weld and cut with torches. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 12:07 AM

Nice safety equipment! Not. Yes sarcastic but it’s the first thing I noticed when I viewed this. He may have eyeglasses on but are they safety glasses? I see no side shields or overall face protection and those bare arms and legs Geez….....

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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jim C

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#7 posted 09-21-2010 03:37 AM

Aw Come-on fireone

He’s just being what we were in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, before you had to outfit yourself like a federal bomb diffuser to run a drill press.
Sorry, and I’m gonna get a lot of S—- for this, but let a kid be a kid. It’s like the generation today with the family riding bicycles down a sidewalk with $100.00 helmets on at 1 mile per hour.
We jumped on bikes in the 50’s, no safety gear, and drove miles on city streets to get where we were going. Yet we survived.
Maybe drivers were more cautious of the “kids” back then, I don’t know.
But I have a problem with the “saddling” of kids with so much cautious oversite, that being a kid just ain’t fun anymore.
Sorry, I just have to vent on the safety “public” who won’t let people/children enjoy a hobby or function without criticism of not doing it with “their” idea of what they perceive as correct.

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#8 posted 09-21-2010 10:41 PM

A decent pair of goggles would be all I’d suggest. Bare arms & legs are fine with me. He’ll keep them from catching fire on his own, you just watch. Yeah, I don’t much care for OSHA either. And Lawyers… 95% of them give the other 5% a bad name.

And Rich, good job on the hutch.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 09-22-2010 12:03 AM

He is 6’1 and not a kid anymore he’s 22YO.. And He is wearing his glasses (which I pay for, they are polycarbonate becasue he use to break them allot!).. He is a Junior in College and we have build cars from scratch when he was a kid. The spouse is walking a building to redo so I may sneak the top in tonight and Ill take Pics of it in the Kitchen Completed.

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 02:48 AM

Gotta agree on the safety goggles you only get one set of eyes & yes in the 60’s & 70’s we did n’t have to suit up for washing the dishes like health & safety would have us do. But I rode motorcycles before helmets were mandatory & I knew people who died for the lack of a helmet, so JIM not all survived & we only get one shot & wearing goggles or safety glasses wouldn’t stop him enjoying helping his dad. So I’m with Fireone & Rance on this one Rich

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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