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Roll Another One

Roll Another One


Posted By on Nov 18, 2014

Roll Another One Just like the other one, but in Maple. By the way, Home Depot now sells reasonably good quality rolling door hardware.       Share...

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Doors 2

Doors 2


Posted By on Nov 15, 2014

And a new Festool Domino DF 700 machine to do them with. Mara bought me the machine, I can’t remember why, but I’m not asking questions. This is the big one which I found can be modded to do the work of the little one, the DF 500. Anyway, I went a little tenon happy but in the end the machine will do the tenons for a door in about 15 minutes. The photo below shows 6” long tenons for an upper rail in another chevron...

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The Doors

The Doors


Posted By on Oct 23, 2014

This summer I had a number of doors to do, apparently a chevron design has become popular. The first set was made with the old door standby, Fir, but the later ones were made of Alder and then Soft Maple. The Fir is not cheap and loves to explode big chunks when under a shaper cutter, but all of that was hidden because the tear outs were in the grooves. However after seeing this I've finally gotten rid of the most hated machine in...

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Ladders

Ladders


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

They say that the best thing to do when you fall off a horse is to get back on one. In that spirit, and because I somehow need to get up to my mezzanines, I built a pair of ladders that will not do what the aluminum extension ladder that I'd been using for 12 years did, namely, evaporate from underneath me as I made the transition from ladder to deck. After googling wood ladders I was surprised to find that many fire departments...

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White Pine Shelves

White Pine Shelves


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

Well, I should catch up a bit. The white shelves; Mara had to do most of the work, but I did provide a running commentary. Many thanks to Mara, Marilyn, and Andrew Immer of More Than A Carpenter (FB link here). For pine shelves this job came out rather well, and the time spent milling 1-½ yellow pine down to 1-1/8 sure makes it look a step above the typical ¾ inch thickness. During installation we almost got away with...

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Painted Shelves

Painted Shelves


Posted By on Jan 12, 2013

Here is another CustomMade project, thankfully this one is local and it's not swamped from a Christmas rush so I don't have to deal with missing mail orders, parts deliveries to the wrong address and an ever escalating deadline, not to mention the shipping fees. I gave the customer different options, from veneer core white oak ply and solids to painted 'clear and better' pine. This is to be painted pine. Two variants...

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