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Blog series by twokidsnosleep updated 03-13-2011 06:02 AM 3 parts 4655 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Working on my daughter's birthday gift

02-21-2011 07:58 AM by twokidsnosleep | 6 comments »

This has been long in the planning with many ups and downs. It is still not finished though her birthday is the 21st of Feb; I will be late with this, but make it as perfect as I can. I don’t have that much free time to blast off a whole weekend at it in the shop so it has been months in the works.Have had to buy some new tools, big and small and stop myself from buying some others and just use some elbow grease and ingenuity. The body is maple and the accents purple heart. Le...

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Part 2: time ticks on

03-01-2011 07:51 AM by twokidsnosleep | 2 comments »

Moved a couple steps closer to the finish line over the weekend. My push list includes:1.Make a back with inlay heart2. Final sand everything so no tool marks3. Devise arm, foot and face attachments4. Stain and varnish5. Clock parts attached For the back I tried to find purpleheart veneer as I wanted to put it over MDF…. it was $85.00 for a roll, so Itried to make the veneer myself. There was no way my saw would cut it thin enough as it is set up and the blade dulled from the ...

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Part 3: tic tic tic

03-13-2011 06:02 AM by twokidsnosleep | 4 comments »

The list is getting shorter #1 back is done, acrylic heart glued into place #2 sanding and final scrape done….tired of it, not perfect but enough sanding already!! #3 made small brass inserts out of nails like I did with the arms by hammering in the nail, cutting the head off and sharpening it with a file. These are on all purpleheart parts to give some mechanical retention along with the glueThese little guys are brass coated as I found out after chipping the coating off the h...

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