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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:27 pm 
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Hello All, sorry I haven't been on the forum much lately. Been swamped w/ work and completing this project.

This is an entertainment center for my brother & his wife. She mentioned something over Thanksgiving and I thought - Sure - I can finish that in a week. Oops! 4 weeks and 40 hand jointed board-feet later, I finished it.

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The top:
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My brother is always fussing about the location of the remotes, so I built a drawer that wouldn't hold much else other than remotes:
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Panel Raised drawer bottom w/ screw slot to allow movement.
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My Panel raising plane gets another work-out:
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Helper #1 (Isn't she cute!!)
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Helper #2 (No kisses for him despite doing a good job grain matching)
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Good lookin' piece :-D and you did an excellent job on it. Glad you got a place to post pics also. :)

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Nice table,
I see you have to help out your plane with a wooden hammer.

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Outstanding project and a great looking family.

The plane intrigues me. Did you make it or buy it? Could we get some details; it's a beauty.

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Very nice work!

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Good job! :-D I really like it and it looks very sturdy too! :-D

But, how do you get any work done in the shop with all that help around? :confused: I simply can not work (think) when anyone is around trying to "help". :x I must be a "one man show" because other people either ask too meny questions or give too much advice. :mad: And I don't get anything done. :mad: :mad:

Rog :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thanks for the comments!

- As for the plane, you can order one from Knight Tool Works (http://knight-toolworks.com/). He builds old-style planes with new style methods. He uses a CNC machine. If I had a few extra bucks, I'd get the Clark & Williams plane.

- Hammer / plane comment. Not sure if I followed your comment, however for those who don't know, the wooden planes are adjusted with light taps from a hammer. Light taps on the iron advance the iron. Light taps on the rear of the plane withdraw the iron.

- Helper #2 was a friend visiting from Denmark and he did very well w/ hand tools. He was hand jointing boards and doing well.

- Helper #1 did all of the finish work on the top in particular. She was a huge help in finishing the project and had the additional quality of being very cute. :D


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It was well worth the time it took to build.
Great design, perfect grain match and finish. :)

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Beautiful!!

very nice!


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GREAT job! I like seeing the pictures of the helpers. :-)


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Gorgeous, just absolutely gorgeous, Rock!!!

It's amazing that such a simple piece can be made so great with good grain matching, and with a great choice of wood. Love it!!!

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Very nice, you and your helpers did a great job!!

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This rocks Rock :wink:

Very neat.


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man it looks like everyone had a great time-- well done
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Nice looking project. I could never build anything if I had to hand plane my stock. I really admire you guys that do that.

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Helper #1 (Isn't she cute!!)

first words out of my mouth were Da _ _ :D

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That is very nice, What did you finish it with. I am making a cherry chest of drawers and I like the finish you used.

Thanks Mark


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Mango wrote:
Helper #1 (Isn't she cute!!)

first words out of my mouth were Da _ _ :D


At helper #1 or the table, Mango,,, :wink: 8) :confused: :D

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Thanks Mango, I'll pass your comments along. :)

As for the finish, I did a basic Rude & Crude.
- 1 coat of shellac buffed out with very fine bronze wool
- several coats of tung oil

EDIT: Correction - Helper #1 did most of the finish work. I just critiqued. :shock:


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Beautiful work and probably a lot more fun as a family project. 8) 8) 8)

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