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Blog series by scottb updated 12-17-2006 05:09 AM 3 parts 5568 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Awaiting a manger

11-12-2006 05:12 PM by scottb | 3 comments »

I was commissioned to build a creche for one of my Dad’s customers (Well, Dad was commissioned, but I’m “subcontracting” At any rate I’m getting paid to do woodworking, and not resorting to family to supply the cash!) Before meeting my client, I whipped up a bunch of rough sketches for something simple and rustic. Meanwhile (and unbeknownst to me), he headed on down to one of the big box stores to tell them about his project, and get a materials list. Fortunately one of my designs jived wi...

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Part 2: Stealth woodworking

11-22-2006 04:12 AM by scottb | 3 comments »

Delivered the creche this weekend, nearly complete. The woodworking aspects took longer than I expected, but not so bad that I was losing money on my time. The non-woodworking aspects however were another story. I cut two kerfs on the insides of both legs, pre-glueup, to slide in a piece of plexiglass (the cutomers request), to protect the statues. Didn’t have one at the bottom or top (planned on using hidden screws at the top) to help hold it in place. I was to also put a piece ...

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Part 3: Another builder in the family

12-17-2006 05:09 AM by scottb | 2 comments »

So my little girl (almost 4!) mentioned tonight (for the umpteenth time) that she “wants to be a builder,” this time adding “just like my daddy” (which, technically I’m not.) So my wife countered, “What does daddy build?” “Creches” Interesting she said that, considering I delivered this one (and only) a week before Thanksgiving, and haven’t talked about it since. We took a drive this evening, first to hear (Grammy nom...

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