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Old 20-08-2013, 13:11   #676
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

The Admiral is away on a work trip to San Antonio for 6 weeks so I took a break from boat building to work on a Top Secret project for her. I know she doesn't look in here so I'll let you guys in on the secret.



I used some offcuts from the boat to make her a big a$$ sewing table. 96" X 36". She's using my drafting table from college and it's pretty much fracked! The top is marine grade mahogany, stained mahogany red with 4 coats of polyurethane. All edges radius'd. I'll make the frames & shelves tomorrow.
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Old 20-08-2013, 13:22   #677
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Rick, you are such a good man.
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very nice
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:36   #679
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I watched Lori struggle with her latest creation a twin size quilt. He had no room to work on this monster. I'm standing on my tippy toes to hold it up!



That's the biggest one she's done to date. She's got some skills! She deserves a better work area if she's going to keep doing them this size.

I only had time to knock up the pedestal bases this morning before I had to go rescue my kid.



Knocked 'em down and sanded before painting.



Don't tease me about the color. That was a can of 'found paint' from the basement. The only one that wasn't a solid lump! Obviously left over from some long forgotten project.



Tomorrow I have to go in and clean out the sewing room! Oh boy! That's not gonna be fun! Standby...
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Old 22-08-2013, 09:06   #680
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So this morning before the rains came I finished painting up the pedestals and hauled them upstairs.

Before: Those who are squeamish might want to look away! My wife, bless her heart, is a messy lil' piglet when it comes to her sewing room.



After an hour of moving and picking up pins & needles from the carpet I get half the room moved over to the other side and started to assemble the frames. They just barely fit though the door. I forgot to measure! Doh!



I couldn't resist putting the top on to see how it looked. Had a lil' incident and you'll see the results of that in the last pic.



Sewing Table 1, Ceiling Fan 0.



Fixed the fan, can fix the table top too. I have to cut a slot for all her power cords anyways. Next step is to cut the shelf bottoms, wire in a power bar and then fix it all in place. I plan to ring the entire west end of the room with shelves from floor to ceiling. That'll be next week.

I think she's gonna like it, well I hope she does.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Nice work, I remember when I was refitting our old boat, making presents was a really nice break. You've got all of those tools and a couple of skills
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Old 23-08-2013, 11:46   #682
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Thnx Warby but having tools doesn't necessarily mean I know how to use them! I'm a third rate wood butcher at best!

Today was shelf day. I wanted to make her 3 shelves to go on the wall above her work table. The first one is 16" wide by 7' long, middle is 13" wide by 6' long and the top is 12" wide by 5' long. Dunno why I did it that way, it's just the way it turned out when I cut the plywood! ;-) Measure once, cut once and live with the results! ;-)



I decided to paint these instead of stain. I thought the stain would make it too dark above her workspace. So off to the basement I go in search of liquid leftover paint. Found one that said 'white' but was tinted a yellowish color. When it dried it was almost a buff color. Should be Ok for shelves.



The next step in the process was to make 3 shelf brackets to hold up the shelves. I sort of had this idea in my head and tinkered a bit till I worked it out.



They'll be spaced evenly and the 1/2" ply shouldn't bow too much. If it does I'll add stiffeners. Glue's drying on the cleats so I can't paint them till tomorrow. You'll see when they're hanging on the wall. Standby...
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Old 25-08-2013, 04:31   #683
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Phase I of the project is in place. A few more details to finish up then I'll move onto shelving on the other side of the room. I couldn't keep a secret for another 5 weeks and spilled the beans to her last night. She likes it even though I thought she might be a little pee'oh'd at me messing with her 'stuff'!



I put a summary up on our blog. M/V She:Kon: Top Secret no more!

I know it's not fine furniture and not really boating related (she will make all the cushions etc. for our boat here) but I enjoyed butchering some wood for a change!
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Looks good and functional. I'm sure she will like it.
As far as it being a boating project... It is good to keep the crew happy.

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Old 28-08-2013, 13:04   #685
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Ok, 'nuff sewing room stuff for awhile. I managed to get a little bit of work done on the boat. Daytime temps were topping 90 degs in the shed so I could get 4 or 5 hrs work in in the morning.

Reinforcing the thruster tubes. I probably should have done this earlier. The balloon trick works really well.



I've filled all the weave on the 12 oz biax on the sides and will be adding the final layer of 10 oz satin weave as soon as the temps cool down a bit.

Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: Party Balloons and Boat Building
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Blue Goo Boogers? Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: So, you guessed it right

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They called, I answered. Looks like I'm going back to work for a little while! Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: They called, I answered
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Reinforcing the thruster tubes. I probably should have done this earlier. The balloon trick works really well.
I thought that was a lime plug for the rum tank at first.
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Weather conditions today were near ideal for some fiberglass work so up on the boat I went! Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: I new it would.........

Time for a hot shower & some robaxacet!
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Got some cleaning up to do but the sewing room rehab project is near finished. Installed the shelves today.



Web Log Updated: M/V She:Kon: So I'm having a little conversation
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