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Trapezoid console inspired by “Bad Larry”

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Project by GabeATX posted 01-20-2021 04:04 AM 1279 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you check out Chris Salamone’s “bad Larry” video – that’s how I made this. I was totally unprepared to take this on, from a skills perspective, but the design kept me inspired and pulled me through – eventually. The center compartment fabric is a Fender amp cloth pattern from Mojotone. I need to do some cable management but otherwise this is ready to serve for many years.

Finished with seal-a-cell to protect the gorgeous walnut colors, and 4 coats of arm r seal (flat).

The original idea: Hide all the blinky stuff.





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Madmark2

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#1 posted 01-20-2021 04:36 AM

Very nice. Excellent work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 01-20-2021 04:50 AM

This is a really cool piece. Good work on tihs project that should bring quite a bit of joy for many years. How do you do better than that? Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Jamie

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 04:20 PM

Great job. Angles add a whole new level of complexity.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#4 posted 01-20-2021 05:37 PM

Beautiful work. Love the unique lines in it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 01-20-2021 06:25 PM

Really nice! How do you get ride of heat build up?

-- Petey

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#6 posted 01-20-2021 06:43 PM

That looks smashing! I like the style.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-20-2021 11:16 PM

that came out real nice,it’s good to take on projects you dont feel comfortable doing,they make you break out of your comfort zone,it’s the only way too get better and add new skills.great job,keep pushing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 01-21-2021 12:38 AM

Very cool! Are the legs and apron from 8/4 or thicker?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#9 posted 01-21-2021 01:24 AM

Your perseverance paid off and we thank you for it.

The angles and proportions are pleasing to the eye and the grain makes it a family
heirloom, congrats!

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#10 posted 01-21-2021 01:32 AM

Well done! I was looking at the first pic (in the thumbnail), and thinking that the thing was walking out the door, until I realized that the “knee joint” started where the leg met the floor…which is mighty shiny! I haven’t even been drinking. Guess I oughtta get my eyes checked.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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bigblockyeti

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#11 posted 01-21-2021 03:44 AM

Ok, so I didn’t know who Chris Salamone was and now 3 solid hours of watching his youtube channel, now I do. I am a fan.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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GabeATX

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#12 posted 01-21-2021 04:05 AM



Really nice! How do you get ride of heat build up?

- Peteybadboy

For the turntable, heat is handled via an open back and … not planning on using it too intensely :)

For the center area, the back is open and front is grill cloth that should be rather porous. At one stage of the project I thought this could be a major issue and picked up some fans from AC Infinity (Airplate S5, $30). They make very nice and affordable gear for case cooling, but at this point I’m saving the stuff I bought for another project.

Incidentally, the wifi router is in there and nobody has complained about signal loss.

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GabeATX

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#13 posted 01-21-2021 04:07 AM



Well done! I was looking at the first pic (in the thumbnail), and thinking that the thing was walking out the door, until I realized that the “knee joint” started where the leg met the floor…which is mighty shiny! I haven t even been drinking. Guess I oughtta get my eyes checked.

- Dark_Lightning

Thank you! The legs are the best part of this design, in my opinion. (Not my design). They took some work to cut and lap, all on the table saw, but make the piece much more dynamic.

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GabeATX

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#14 posted 01-21-2021 04:09 AM



Very cool! Are the legs and apron from 8/4 or thicker?

- bigblockyeti

All 8/4. With the half-lap construction the legs are plenty strong and manage to look a little light.

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Doug

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#15 posted 01-25-2021 04:00 PM

Absolutely love it! MCM furniture has got to be my favorite. The joinery is spot on. Love that retro design. Good woodworking.

-- Doug

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