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 Post subject: Motor Home Project
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:41 am 
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The last 6 months have been, at best, stressful, and my shop time has suffered. Just after Christmas I was asked if I could repair or make a piece for a motor home. It is a cover below the "furnace" for venting. The previous owner had managed to break it, and then tried to repair it with wood putty. This is the original:


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I am not sure of the original wood type, but it was whitish and stained cherry. I got a chunk of cherry and made the new frame. I was able to save the louvers and use them. I couldn't match the original profile on the inside of the frame, but came close enough to what the owner wanted. The finish is one wash coat of shellac and 3 coats of water based poly. The color came out very close to the original. The owner was thrilled, and I made a few bucks. I also made two pens for the owner and his wife from the scraps of cherry., not shown. So, here is the completed piece, delivered on Thursday to a thrilled customer.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:48 am 
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The owner was pleased with good reason-- you did an excellent job on that repair.

Well done, and looks GREAT

Lawrence


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Great work Bob and the pens are a real nice touch. 8) 8)

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Nice repair!

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you did an excellent job on that repair

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YOu did a great job job there young man.
On a diferent note, I sure wish we could have gotten togather while you were in Tennessee.

Have a great day.


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Bob:

That looks great!!! No wonder the new owners are so happy.

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Wow! It looks good Bob.

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Sweet looking and you got paid. What's not to like?


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Thanx for all the comments, it was a fun project with some learning new techniques. Cherry is nice wood, except for it's tendency to burn.

Charlie, pm sent.


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Well done Bob,

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