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Amanda Vanity

Amanda Vanity


Posted By on May 24, 2015

Here’s a nice one.     My customer needed a wall hung vanity. There are a million of them out there so why take a custom route; color, quality, specific size and so on, plus they had just done a custom tile shower and it was thru seeing photos of that job which brought me to using the 3D aluminum tile that is being used for the drawer fronts.   Here’s the CAD rendering:   The tile comes supplied in...

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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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Canvas Stretchers

Canvas Stretchers


Posted By on Nov 15, 2014

How about a new way to make canvas stretchers?   For my lovely and talented niece, Sophia, only innovation and a custom made canvas is sufficient, and rightly so.   The most long-lived paintings are actually made on panels, but canvas or linen are the standards, and they are bouncy, so very nicely bouncy when you hit them with a loaded brush, or a clenched fist, whatever the situation demands.   The problem is that when...

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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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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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I was only pretending that a broken wrist wouldn't slow me down, what an optimist! While it has not stopped the Painted Shelf job it has slowed things down, way down.  Also, Mara has had to take care of other commitments like our state mandated wildlife management reports, her own work, and since it was decided on the 3rd week that the fracture needed surgery a lot of time was needed to find doctors, price...

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