Typical Stuff In The Shop #13: Melamine boxes

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Building the boxes that will become part of a wall unit and bar.

Basically a hybrid Euro style. Some with a face frame and some with euro style and partial face frame.
Don't ask me why,  just how I done it. It will all come together in the end, and will all look like Hardwood from the exterior.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

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nice work bent, love this series you did.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I enjoy following a long with this series. There's always something new to learn
Nicely done, enjoy seeing your projects in the series.

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I'm making the fluted fronts for the 4 columns.
I set a fence with spacing for the center flute, and added a center line for the bit..  And I drew lines on the back of the faces for the start and stop spots.  After I rout the center flute, I cut filler strips to add to the fence to do the following rows.
 
Turned out to be a nice even 1" strip and a 2" strip.



I drew a line on my table and set the fence 90 degrees off that. I also drew a line across the fences to line up the center of the bit. (transferring the line to the spacers as I added them.)

Flutes came out a little rough with burns at the ends.  I might leave them with just a little sanding since it's a dark color,  but I may take my ball grinder and try to clean them up.  I would rather live with a little burn over a disfigured flute end. 
We'll see. Anybody have any better ideas?



Another thing I did was to wet the back side as I pushed them through the bit.  This gave me exceptional grip compared to the first one I ran that my hands were slippery over the wood with the dust and all.

On to sanding for the rest of the day.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Pissed,
Just venting,
Home owner wants to paint the wall Unit. Took the wind right out of my sail.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

The flutes look good, and to bad about the client wanting it painted. 

I have the same issue with burning at the end of the cuts.

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Is it really a surprise they wanted it painted? Do they want it white to?
Yeah Eric, I havn't figured a way to not get the burns,  especially in Alder.  The bit is not that new so maybe it could have been better.  At least now that they're being painted I'm not going to even worry about them.

Not sure of the color yet Corelz.

Just about ready to start the crown and base kick.  I'll set a little of it up tomorrow to get an idea of what it's going to look like.
Here are the columns.






Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Columns look great.

Main Street to the Mountains

Just trying to piece it together so that I can fit the crown molding.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

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Seems like nobody is interested anyway.
See ya!

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

The cabinet is looking great. some nice details included.

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I’m here following along 
wow GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

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Seems like nobody is interested anyway.
See ya!

Don't be a dick....

As for burning, if it was being stained dark and not painted, I'd leave the burns....It's near impossible to clean the ends of fluting without effing them up. Especially if they're not thumb nailed.
The only reliable way to prevent the burning is with a shaper and sharp knives....you've seen it yourself. No comparison in the quality of the cut of a shaper vs a router.
You probably traded yours for Nascar tickets though...didn't you? 🤔

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.”

Don't be a dick....
Leopard can't change it's spots.

I did a whole lot trying to get this site going. Commented on everybody's pictures whether I liked them or not.
Even put up with ridiculous duck talk that nobody understands. So I find it a little disheartening after putting in the time to help promote the site as much as I can and none of the regulars (other than the few that I appreciate, and you know who you are) can take the time to comment.  
As far as picture and a few words, I'm not teaching woodworking, merrily sharing some of what I do. I always figured if anybody was interested in a process they could ask questions, as has happened in the past, and I'm always willing to answer the best I can. 

The site isn't going to pick up unless the people here start posting more topics instead of only posting to the same ones all the time.

Wasn't going to post any of this because it probably come off a little crass, or selfish.  
(I'm not an collage graduate so I don't have a way with words) 
but since I'm not going to be around much, I really don't care anymore.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Like it or no you are a teacher. I've learned quite a few things from reading your posts over the year's. I ain't too good with this gramma stuff myself. So i understand your way with words.  Now I gotta go cry in my pillow because I thought you really liked my work. 
No way Corelz,  I always value your input.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.


 Bentlyj
 commented 3 days ago 
Don't be a dick....
Leopard can't change it's spots.

So we call you spotted dick?

Know the feeling... I promise myself the same thing after each post, but then that devil

gets the better of me and I say bugga it, I enjoy crapping on... even did with the TP shortage.

I often don't make comments as it's difficult to say something smart arsed when the project/build is worthy.

At least you'll be remembered as the man that mastered duck speak.  Hell 230 views is a tad better than my average 20-30.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD