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Blog series by vicrider updated 06-03-2011 05:17 AM 10 parts 27660 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: July 7th, 2010 Daily progress

07-08-2010 04:11 AM by vicrider | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, This is my first attempt at blogging and I want to thank LumberJocks for making this effort possible. I have really enjoyed the projects, comments, and talent of the people on this site. I have had lots of positive response to the walnut tables I finished last month (my first project posted on LJ). A woodworker friend wants a piece to display in his showroom. Most of the woodwork he has is rustic and he would like to show some more refined pieces. Today I bought enoug...

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Part 2: Aikiko's knife rack delivered. New old project.

07-20-2010 05:12 PM by vicrider | 0 comments »

I finished the knife rack and delivered it to Aikiko. She was very appreciative and felt it would compliment her new maple kitchen. I hope she gets another several decades of use out of this one. Also took delivery of a Homack ball bearing double tool box that I traded for some bathroom repair work back in February. This resulted in 1/2 day of sorting and repositioning hand tools. I even have a few empty drawers! One benefit was that I located a few things I thought were missing; including...

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Part 3: July 20th, daily progress

07-21-2010 06:59 PM by vicrider | 0 comments »

Well, we went for a short ride (awesome weather) and I was able to get back in time to apply the first coat of finish to the disassembled desk. I will do the another coat today. The top and base came out very nice. The desktop will need some sanding, the weather was a little too warm and the finish did not flow quite as well as I like. I think I should have thinned the finish a little more.I t might also be the fact that I am using a new spray gun, a Sata Minijet4 that I picked up used fro...

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Part 4: July 20th, continued

07-22-2010 06:55 AM by vicrider | 0 comments »

Well, disappointingly, the desk top needed a complete re-sanding. In the higher temperature conditions late yesterday afternoon the finish did not flow well and left an unacceptable orange peal surface. The orange peel was just too rough, another coat wouldn’t help. the other parts were quickly brought to smooth with a 220 grit rubdown. I sealed the desktop’s new surface with shellac, which dried very quickly; warm today. Knocked down the nibs, and shot a coat of thinned poly....

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Part 5: July 22nd, Workday notes

07-23-2010 08:16 AM by vicrider | 1 comment »

I decided to lightly sand and re-coat all of the parts of the desk. Had to mix finish anyway. All parts are now in the ‘drying room’ (a shed we don’t go into often). I should be able to assemble it tomorrow. This process burnt the morning. I got an emergency repair call from one of my buddies. He has broken a front leg on one of his dining room chairs. He is packing for a two year stint in England and asked if I could fix it so he could take it. First impression; make a n...

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Part 6: July 23rd, Chair leg repair

07-24-2010 01:18 AM by vicrider | 1 comment »

After sleeping on my repair plan, I ventured out to the shop and tackled today’s business. After starting I realized I should be taking some pic’s. We’ll see how well I have learned how to post. Here are a few pics of the leg after drilling out the mortise. Kinda gives you an idea of where I started. After measuring the leg six ways from Sunday I turned this stepped tenon. Here are a couple shots of the prefit. Then it was just glue up, stain, and fin...

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Part 7: July 23rd, 2nd half, Desk Assembly

07-24-2010 06:36 AM by vicrider | 0 comments »

I finished the re-assembly of my desk. A more complete description and more pic’s are in my LJs Projects. Originally finished in lacquer, the piece needed a complete stripping and refinish. This time I used semi-gloss poly. Hopefully it will last.

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Part 8: Hickory travertine entryway

12-11-2010 09:48 PM by vicrider | 7 comments »

Well, I’ve been absent from LJ’s for quite a while helping friends and relative’s around the state do remodel work on their homes. I thought I would share a couple things we worked on. First up is an entryway of 1X4 hickory flooring inlaid with 18” travertine tile. The space is 6’x10’ and the Mrs. wanted the pattern to be set on the bias. Neither my pal Ken nor I had ever done a mixed media floor like this so it took us nearly a day to just plan how w...

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Part 9: Refrigerator space Rolling Pantry

06-03-2011 04:35 AM by vicrider | 2 comments »

I guess I should first apologize for being away from this blog for so long. It just seems that my life is so full, some things get by me. Mea culpa and lo siento. At any rate, we did finish the pantry mentioned in my last blog entry. Here is a series of pics and some description of the assembly work and units. First the hole on the left created by moving the refer. Next a few pics of the shop work. We hadn’t done this before so it took a little more time than expected. F...

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Part 10: Pantry continued

06-03-2011 05:17 AM by vicrider | 4 comments »

Pics of two of the three pantry sub assemblies; if you look closely you can see the flush inset shelf supports. Then came a full oak ply surround, with partitions at the top to mount full extension 22” drawer glides to the sides which support and align the tops of the rolling shelf units. Here it is installed. Double checking level and plumb as first unit is attached at the top glides…. Second unit…. And the third, note the minimum clearance ...

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