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  • #15308
    Ken
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    Thanks Greg, love the attitude buddy. I look at it like this, I get days of pleasure, I get practice, I get to use the tools I love, I get a small amount of lumber left over for my own projects, and it costs me nothing, and hopefully I have made someone happy. I think thats a good deal. πŸ˜‰

    #15313
    Mark Armstrong
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    Agreed thats the first goal to get coast of materials, and if time not a factor and you do make some money on top thats a bonus.
    Nothing beats the satisfaction of hand made woodwork.
    So ken may the orders keep coming just not too many as you do not want to keep making DVD storage units.
    As a hobby even as a professional you want to make different things to challenge your self.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #15317
    Eddy Flynn
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    well done ken thats great your customer is paying for your training when its done make sure you sign it it will be worth a small fortune one day good luck

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #15318
    Ken
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    Thanks Eddy, I’m enjoying it buddy thats the main thing. So far everything is going to plan. HaHa I should never have said that. πŸ™‚

    #15327
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Grats, Ken on your first commission! I think that would be a thrill for anyone. I have no illusions about being able to make a living as a woodworker any time soon, but even one sale would be a very cool thing.

    As for the plan, I don’t know what I’d do with myself if everything actually went according to plan! But solving problems and finding fixes for errors is very satisfying in its own way.

    Anyway, would love to see pics of the finished product.

    #15331
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Chris, I’m quiet happy keeping it as a hobby, if a commission comes along great, and as I said if it covers my materials + I’m more than happy with that. πŸ˜‰

    #15332
    jgust747
    Participant

    Ken, your idea for tongue and groove sounds good. I think I will try that with a bead to hide the seam.

    Dallas, Texas

    #15335
    Ken
    Participant

    Johan, I never thought of using a bead, I was just going to use a chamfer. Thanks bud. πŸ™‚

    #15340
    robinhc
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    when its done make sure you sign it it will be worth a small fortune one

    … and date it with the year as well, the future antique dealers will thank you for it. It will show this was a piece you made before you became world famous!

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #15344
    jgust747
    Participant

    Ken, I take no credit πŸ™‚

    I think that is how it was done back in the day.

    Roy shows a good example here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2275178642

    Dallas, Texas

    #15346
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Johan, Interesting video. I like that cabinet and I have the book he refers to. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    #15420
    Ken
    Participant

    A little up date, housing dados πŸ™‚ all done, shelves planed and cut to size.
    Everything has stayed nice and flat, shelves are a nice tight fit. I should have it glued up tomorrow. So far really happy the way it is all going. πŸ˜‰

    #15422
    Ken
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    Sorry guys these pics never load the right way up lately πŸ™

    Try again

    #15424
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Looking good Ken.
    What you doing for back?

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #15425
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Mark,going with beaded tongue and groove boards mate

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