woodshop

March 17, 2007

armoire

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 9:06 pm

The armoire is coming together; maybe we will still be wearing coats for the season when it is finished.  The lights are one watt LEDs, with a rating of 50 thousand hours. I’m not even going to bother with a switch.

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March 15, 2007

Armoire feet

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 9:59 pm

I have made the legs for the armoire. I glued up a bunch of leftover scrap peaces from the rest of the armoire.  i turned each bunch on the lathe.

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March 9, 2007

armoire doors

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 6:50 pm

The doors on the armoire have been difficult not because they are hard to make but because I keep screwing them up.  First I cut the cross pieces wrong and was not going to be able to attach them to the vertical pieces, and the long vertical pieces were horribly warped even after I had planed them on the jointer.  I got the two doors all glued put together and noticed I had put one of the lower wood panels in wrong, doh!  I cut the lowers rail on the band saw and pulled it out, then I chiseled out the remaining wood. Then I glued the new lower rail back in, luckily I had one I had made form the first set of doors.

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