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Been on a vacation from woodworking...last one was a LOT of work. Daughter looked at the new cabinet, and hinted she would like one for her place.... One thing, though....she WILL paint things... Sooo....thinking of building a "Paint-grade" one out of Pine......with a couple changes. She also wanted a "Dresser" so maybe instead of the large door in the base cabinet...maybe a few more drawers ( to hold "drawers"?) instead of shelves? About another week or so..I can go over to Menard's, and sort through the 1x pine boards....might take all afternoon....and come home with the supplies needed...will have to buy a 1/4" sheet of Luann...for backs and bottoms....Trying to figure out the sizes of the 1xs....1x6s? 1x8s? Couple of 1 x10s? ( for the bookcase) Lengths? Last project used up about 45 bf of Ash.... Just a start-up.....Single Brain Cell Sketch Up is working on the "details" might take all of next week....moving at the speed of smell? Will post updates, as they happen...
Ok, Chester Drawers is done ( when I get better lighting, I post as Project) so, what is next...? "Scrap Stack" of Cherry. Not much to look at? Decided to plane a few faces, to see what I have.. Made a mess on the bench (again..) but this time it is with that Stanley No. 4 I had just rehabbed.....was making some see-through shavings, too.. Yes, that $8 plane made that. Some of the faces looked very good.. Nice grain? One board may cause a bit of trouble.. Ya think? Plan right now, is to re-saw the best sides off at around 1/2" to 3/8" thick. Then see about building a fancy-schmanzy box? Hope that Boris doesn't steal my Plans.... Might have enough Black Walnut to make a matching box? Have a bit of thin Poplar for the bottoms.. According to Charles Neil, this is supposed to be Flame Cherry....might be a decent project? Stay tuned...
Now that the little box is done, time to start on the other $1 slab..... This is the bigger of the three pieces from that one slab. Measured out at just under 38" long. I used the bandsaw to slice off the bark side ( most of it) 1/4" blade isn't the best for this sort of thing. With COPD, no way in... I'm doing this with a handsaw....I'd be there all day, huffing and a puffing....I'll let the bandsaw do that. Need to buy a wider blade, I think. Anyway, with the bark piece gone, this is still Depending on where I measure, just about 5" wide. Thickness? Needs jointed, but right now it is 2-1/4 thick. As for the other two sections.... They are a little bit shorter. Not sure IF this is another slab of Cherry or maybe a walnut. Not too bad, for a dollar bill. Not sure about the board feet in this slab, yet. Single Brain Cell Sketch Up is working on a plan of some sort.....not sure what it will be......leaning towards a table of some sort....might involve the lathe,,,,may have to dig the lathe out...Hmm...still have a bunch of "leftovers" from that little box.....accent stuff? We'll see how it goes...stay tuned to this Batty Channel...
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