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Old 12-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #661
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Beautiful!

All of your work looks so nice! Thanks for posting so much inspiration and neat ideas. I hope we get to copy/adapt some of them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #662
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A few hours of planning (staring at stuff) and the creation of the associated Technical Specifications (I drew on the old counter top) and I think I'm ready for construction of the fridge cabinet...

Did any of y'all catch the name of the photo?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #663
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You know, I find myself staring at stuff for a long time too before I actually make it. I thought I was a little crazy, but I'm glad I'm not the only one! I've been staring at the upper cabinets for quite a while!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #664
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You know, I find myself staring at stuff for a long time too before I actually make it. I thought I was a little crazy, but I'm glad I'm not the only one! I've been staring at the upper cabinets for quite a while!!!
The cabinets 'clicked' for me when I made a mini scaffold to hold a mockup of the cabinet bottom at the proper height. I could then re-create the roof curve as well as assure the front face was straight up/down. The scaffold was VERY handy when it was time to install the finished cabinet. It held it up while I fitted and screwed things together.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #665
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I think that's a great idea, Vernon! I'll have to make myself one of those before I begin to tackle the uppers! I've got plenty of scraps, that's for sure!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #666
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A few hours of planning (staring at stuff) and the creation of the associated Technical Specifications (I drew on the old counter top) and I think I'm ready for construction of the fridge cabinet...

Did any of y'all catch the name of the photo?
"Last Post Standing" Terrific!

Very unusually inventive and beautiful job. Thanks for sharing it!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #667
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"Last Post Standing" Terrific!

Very unusually inventive and beautiful job. Thanks for sharing it!
The next photo name came from my years on the drafting board doing tooling design...

I sent several sets of blue prints to the toolroom asking for them to be built to MILITARY standards...

MIL-TD-P41 was the call out...

Make It Like The Dang Print (4)for (1)once...
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #668
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This year, Dolly was much more comfortable at camp...
No Propane = use a coleman stove and a cube heater...
No fresh water = use jugs
No sleeping in a tent = priceless
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #669
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MIL-TD-P41 was the call out...

Make It Like The Dang Print (4)for (1)once...
Took me a minute to get it. Clever.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #670
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This week I installed the cabinet that wraps the fridge and completed the bedroom dresser face. Spent the rest of today cutting, planing and gluing what will be the 4 drawers in the bedroom. 48 individual pieces of wood in those 4 silly little drawers because I want all of the face grain to be vertical. It sure would have been easier to run it cross ways...

Kind of a mellow last few days.

I've been working on Dolly for over 2 years, tools and crap scattered and always being used. It's become so normal that I know where everything is, even though its basically stuffed around and under a 4x8 temporary work bench that occupies the center of our 2 car garage. This week I have began to finish up stuff and putting up some of the tools. It sorta feels like the last few days of a long adventure, even though you know it's not over, you can see the end.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #671
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It sorta feels like the last few days of a long adventure, even though you know it's not over, you can see the end.
That's got to be an exciting feeling!!! The end is in sight...even though there's more to do. It's far better than not being able to see any end to the journey.

Again, it's lookin' good in your neighborhood, sir!


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Old 12-31-2012, 11:40 AM   #672
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Drawer Boxes are mounted...Oak Ply bottoms, Cypress sides...full extension ball slides

Still have to mount the cherry face plates
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #673
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Ooooohhhh... you're making me want to ditch work to go fiddle with my drawers....

Looking nice. Real nice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #674
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... you're making me want to ditch work to go fiddle with my drawers...
That was a good suggestion...

The face plates are attached and the glue is drying.

Time to break out the 50 year old latches and see I they can be re-built. OF COURSE I have 3 of each type and I need 4 of one!

It's lookin' like I will need to lathe and knurl an aluminum one for a 4th
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #676
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A coat of Poly on the drawers and here comes the rain...and shuts down that effort.

I decided to knock out the bath floor...it was going fine until the last board and I pulled a DUH...cut the wrong side of the pattern.

:10 later and it's done.

I still have to make a panel to go under the sink cabinet.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #677
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The Counter top laminate arrived...of course my very 1st cut was wrong so I have to order 1 more sheet.

The bath, kitchen and dinette are DONE!

well...I still have to make the bath garbage holder and it's round lid

Oh yeah...Mrs HiHo dropped off the materials at the Upholstery shop yesterday...the 13 dinette cushions should be done this coming week
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Great work, as usual.

Really looking forward to seeing your finished dinette.
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I can't help but wonder what we're going to do when we are through. How you like the "we" in that statement? I haven't had much work invested in this project but I sure am sure looking forward to putting her (Dolly) to good use. I must say you've done a most excellent job Mister. May we have many good journeys together in the ole girl.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #680
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Stunning, Vernon (& Mrs. Hi Ho!)
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