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Blog series by vipond33 updated 04-09-2013 03:17 AM 5 parts 15124 reads 75 comments total

Part 1: "which this margin is too small to contain"

11-16-2012 06:07 AM by vipond33 | 12 comments »

Some projects are too small or too old or too plain to post yet have some fun and discovery in them. Sometimes a great proof. I don’t want to clutter the main site with these as I’d prefer to post more interesting stuff there. I tried a forum topic on a similar thing but as is usual, it slips from view and participation. So, as George Carlin once remarked “I need to keep my stuff together”. Smile now......intro old & plain

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Part 2: New and plain

11-17-2012 05:44 PM by vipond33 | 19 comments »

Finished this week and installed yesterday. A boardroom table in walnut with elliptical ends, aluminum laminate bases and solid aluminum inlay. Stained a teak colour (ugh). 20ft x 6ft. About 175 hrs. There is a much smaller one (same bases) in an adjacent room (not pictured) with no wood top (just glass) done at the same time. A parenthesis if you will. My new general rule is that curved work takes 3x as long as straight and tapered curved stuff takes 5x as long. The five bases took for...

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Part 3: Old and Weird

11-30-2012 12:16 PM by vipond33 | 22 comments »

Two summers ago, our shop was contracted to make all of the built in cabinets for a very large, very modern house. It was a huge project, keeping four of us busy for months working primarily with teak veneer and solid. The general contractor and client were extremely fussy, so much so that our boss vowed to never work for them again. Their work was immaculate – over the top – and we had to match it. For those of you with some experience in site work it was amazing. All wall...

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Part 4: New and Festive

12-12-2012 02:22 PM by vipond33 | 13 comments »

Not so long ago I blew my brains out on Christmas building. Starting in mid September then I made 21 different things, for a bunch of real different people. It was worth it yes, but I was mentally finished by the end. This year is wiser, lazier and lighter with only 5 types, some 9 pcs. but good ones, mostly culled from my favourites at LJ. Here are three. As is my custom I make something for my boss each year, by way of saying thank you for letting me have free access to our shop t...

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Part 5: Kids in the Hall

04-09-2013 03:17 AM by vipond33 | 9 comments »

A trivial piece in a way, an often unseen piece, even by me, one of my favourites. When the routine sheet goods come in the back door, usually unloaded piece by piece, every grain pattern of every piece is admired or at the very least registered. Once in a while though you pause, gobsmacked. Then it gets tucked off to the side hoping the job won’t need it and later you offhandedly ask to buy just the one, thanks. One cabinet from 100% of one maple board. maybe a good challenge for...

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