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Well here I go, time for me to build a new PC. But being the way I am, I can't build anything that's quite normal. Doe's anyone remember the Silver Boxes I found awhile back? I knew when I picked them up I'd have to come up with a good use for them, but what? Well here we go with what will become of the first one. I'll be using the one on the left which I have spent the past few days hand sanding the old finish off. Why? I like hand sanding, and I'm not totally refinishing the inside of the box to try and save the liner. Here is how the box looks so far. I've removed, and saved the liner for future reinstallation in the box. Here are a couple of photos of the box lid. This one shows the liner which will be a real pain to remove any further. This photo shows the original finish. Sorry about the bad picture but it shows how bad the finish was. The below photo shows some of the hardware which will be going into the build. I'll be using an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.9 Max Boost, 3.6 GHz. Base, 4 Core 8 Thread Processor with Radeon RX Vega Graphics, along with a MSI B450M PRO-M2 Motherboard, a Samsung V-NAND SSD 970 EVO NVMe 250 GB M.2 Hard Drive for the OS, and 16GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz Memory, along with a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 32 MB Cache 7200 RPM Hard Drive for storage. But since this is all that I've got to work with, Hopefully this rig should satisfy my needs.
Planning and organizing my work space, I am going over in my head different ways to build, or not to build, storage for my hand tools. I have gone over in my head a whole bunch of ideas, and one thing I always love to think about is re-purposing old cabinets for my storage solutions. I currently have old kitchen overhead cabinets now, where my finishing supplies and hardware is stored, they were given to me by a buddy at work years ago, and they have served me well. I was looking through local ebay sales in my area for antique cabinets, that I could reconfigure to fit my hand tools, and I came across this old pine cabinet for $285 bucks on Ebay. The lumber would cost that much to build it, and then my time, of which I have very little, it would be nice to just have this cabinet, and retrofit some dividers into it for my hand planes, and shaves and braces etc. I think this would be a really fun project wouldn't it? I could most definitely make this work for my hand tools storage.
Decided to make a computer desk and to repurpose what I had left from the drafting table. The legs & the frame have a new life as a bench. Made that awhile ago. That leaves me with a desk top, 1 1/8" thick, & drawers. I cut the top down to 26" and kept the length. I plan on cutting down the metal caps on the ends to keep it from warping. A round over on the front & a little angle on the end to save the hips. I took the cut off from the top to get my material for the legs. The base is leftovers from a door that I took apart and made some floating shelves. I can flip the board & hide the hole. Routed some slots in the leg for that decorative element & a round over to soften them up. Cut the tendons on the table saw & will clean those up with a chisel. I'll put a couple of cross braces in the dead space. Layout & cut the mortise. I'll cut a taper on the ends of the base to keep from stubbing my toes. TBC
Decided to make a Captain Eddie 12 Cent Pen for each of my cousins. Every August we have a reunion so I have plenty of time to get them done. I did manage to turn and apply finish to 20 of them so far. Did I say I have 46 cousins? I have a bunch of Brazilian flooring cut offs and I am using some for these. I also turn the brass nibs for them on my Unimat hobby lathe. The ink cartridge is from a standard Bic pen so here are a couple that are done and the misc parts. I also make stands/bases for them. I have them to do yet too.
Since there are not many Topics in Forum yet, I thought I would add this one. My niece's wedding in June was an outside ceremony. This was the backdrop to the service: The tin was roofing from an old shed my dad had and the windows were something my sister picked up (the had lead between the panes) Thank you for looking.
Patriot Woodworker Paul Corona shared this on our Facebook timeline, and it move me, woodworkers never cease to amaze me with their kindness. We are a pretty good bunch of folks aint we? In Cokato, MN a man bought a crib at a garage sale and then learned it was supposed to be for a baby that had been stillborn. He turned it into a memorial bench and brought it back to the mom.
I'm finally getting around to rebuilding my computer. This will not be a new build, as most of my parts are at least six years old. I'm simply going the "Steampunk" route with this rebuild. The computer will be built into this Art Deco desk made by the W. D. Allison Co. which made furniture for Doctors/Dentists offices. The W.D. Allison Co was located in Indianapolis Indiana. I'll be using a total of three Dell monitors. Two Model 1907FP's and a Model SP2008WFP. All 3 monitors were freebies that I got from my neighbor. The 1907FP's will be mounted portrait style, and slide behind the desk when not in use. The SP2008WFP will be housed behind the sideways rolling roll top. I'll have to build out the back of the lower section of the desk (behind the lower doors) to fit my motherboard/tray, and RAID drive enclosure that I'll be using. My motherboard is an Asus M3N72-D with an AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 Ghz Quad Core) Black Edition Processor. I'll be using Thermaltake Orb coolers for the memory, and video cards, along with an Asus Black Knight CPU cooler. All of the coolers are copper finned, to go with the copper finned coolers on the Asus motherboard. The tray is from an old tower case, I'll be painting it black.
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