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  • #59584
    David Gill
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    I have stated making the corner unit, following Paul’s excellent videos makes the process fairly straight forward. In this project I am using Red wood (Pine) 8″ planed boards, so it has involved a a bit more sawing and planing to achieve the various widths of boards required. The ripping and cross cutting of the boards was done with Spear & Jackson 10TPI and 7TPI hard point saws. I find the hard point saws work really well and can often be bought for two for £10

    I tried both methods Paul showed for cutting the housing joints sawing and chopping, I preferred the chopping method and found that if I clamped the part to the bench I could cut the housing with out having to keep putting it in to the vice.

    I found that the sizes shown on the top and bottom shelf drawings are not quite correct the 5 1/2″ (140mm)should read 5 3/8″ (136.05mm) and the 7 7/8″ (200mm) should read 7.65″ (194mm)
    If you follow Paul’s video these sizes are not a factor as long as you have a 7″ wide board and use the 13″ and 2 1/4″ sizes and the 45 Deg and 90 Deg angles it will work out correct

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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    #59592
    John Moore
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    Good start David, looking forward to seeing the rest of it. Thanks for posting and sharing.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #59594
    Eddy Flynn
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    great start are you going to keep it in the white or are you going to stain it i should get started on this one

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #59602
    Mark Armstrong
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    Good start David . 😉
    Having more fun than me I been working away for a while.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #59665
    David Gill
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    Thanks guys , I got around to spending time on it today, I am more or less up to were Paul is at, I need tomorrows video to finish it.
    I used a couple of 1/4″ packers between the the two boards I could then plane down to the back of the shelf. The No 5 Record plane did a great job at removing the waste.
    I got to use the paring chisel I have had for a few months now I knew it would come in handy one day.

    It will be next weekend at least before I get back on it.
    Eddie I have still to decide what finish to use, Mark I hope you get the chance soon for some workshop time.

    I was thinking on Saturday when I was chopping out the housing joints, I had the garage door full open it was not too hot I had the radio commentators from the Golf from Royal Liverpool talking in hushed voices just how relaxing and stress free this hand wood working is.

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    #59669
    Eddy Flynn
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    David thats coming along great i bet you can’t wait for the next episode tomorrow, that is if you can work in this heat good luck

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #59671
    Greg Merritt
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    Looks like its coming along really well David. There is something to be said for a quite shop. There seams to be so much noise in our daily lives it’s nice to quiet everything down and create.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #60059
    David Gill
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    I have now got the unit glued up although the Crown and bottom trim are only tempoarrialy held on with double sided tape, just have the middle shelf to make and fit . I did not have available a suitable piece of wood for the crown but I did have a top of an old pine shelf unit I was able to modify. I have not decided on the finish yet bit If I do just use Shellac and wax I will have to use a stain of some sort to make the crown and rest of the unit blend?

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    #60062
    Greg Merritt
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    Very nice work David. It looks great!

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #60064
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    A nice corner unit well Done David 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #61344
    David Gill
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    Two coats of dark solvent wood stain and shelf fitted.Job nearly done Nice project.
    Not sure how to finnish it off Danish oil and wax or Shellac and wax
    or just the wax?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #61356
    Greg Merritt
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    All good choices David. It’s hard to wrong with good ol’ shellac and wax though. Look forward to seeing the final product no matter the choice.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #61361
    David Gill
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    Thanks Greg
    There should have been a photo attached???

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #61469
    David Gill
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    Two coats of dark solvent wood stain and shelf fitted.Job nearly done Nice project.
    Not sure how to finnish it off Danish oil and wax or Shellac and wax
    or just the wax?
    I will try to attach photo

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #62998
    David Gill
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    Corner shelf complete I finished it with two coats of Danish oil and then two coats of wax polish, The photo gives it a red tint It looks darker in real life

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