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Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 25, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Thanks, gentlemen!

I had thought that I would have been making furniture by now, but utilized the last 2 1/2 months doing subcontract work post-flood, learning the area suppliers, and building a network of clients and fellow craftsmen. Many thanks to the Taco's own Prod for pitching some work my way and for hooking me up with another cabinetmaker.

Besides Boulder and the surrounding towns I've already done a bunch of work in Denver, first on a commercial bar and most recently installing high end cabinets in a historic mansion. This was a kitchen of maple, sprayed with a white polyurethane, which meant that there was absolutely NO room for error; no visible nails, perfect joinery, cabinet sides scribed to meet either brick or plaster walls, and furniture type feet scribed to 100 year old flooring. Now that I am out of there the walls will be skim coated with plaster before the marble countertop and appliances go in.

The large wall hung cabinets probably weighed 500+ lbs.
The large wall hung cabinets probably weighed 500+ lbs.
Credit: Edge

The all important coffee cup, with some cabinets-in-progress.
The all important coffee cup, with some cabinets-in-progress.
Credit: Edge

Hopefully I can see the completed kitchen when I return with a custom built (by me) hardwood step stool so the owners can access the upper cabs. I'm trying to steer them into an upscale version of a traditional design which converts from a chair.

Chair converts to step ladder.
Chair converts to step ladder.
Credit: Edge

Nice brew pub, Wilbeer!!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 25, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Anyone in NH want some work done? I've got a little down time between projects.

Edge, sounds like you're settling in well. Excellent!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 28, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Amateur rocket motors.... Thanksgiving Day fun.

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 29, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
...and my revamped SOHO/media server network:

1 16-port Linksys switch off Ebay $20
1 old desktop computer with new motherboard+CPU from TigerDirect $49
1 new case, motherboard+CPU, power supply, CPU fan, case fan (PWM), 500GB disk from Newegg $119
1 old laptop, 40GB HDD, 512MB RAM FREE
1 old mini-laptop, 250GB HDD, 1GB RAM, FREE
1 salvaged 32" Sony HD TV with cracked screen FREE
1 Altec-Lansing speaker set with subwoofer FREE
many CAT5 cables FREE
misc cables (HDMI, RCA, VGA...) FREE
4 copies of Lubuntu (Debian) OS v 13.10 FREE

Not bad for <$200 and a few evenings of work.

Credit: Gunkie

Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 30, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Nice hearth this just in.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 30, 2013 - 07:20am PT
willbeer. . . your work on the brewery is REALLY NEAT. . . WOW!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 30, 2013 - 07:36am PT
Thanks eKat,hope your having a wonderful holidays up in Montucky.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 30, 2013 - 08:44am PT
Thanks, willbeer. . . things are beautiful up here above the ArcticCircle as donini calls it!

:-)

Hope you're having a good time, as well!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Edge, yer cabinetry is damned gud for a rookie!


Now I'm doin' some damn nice finish work, if I do say so...

Credit: Reilly

Hey, it's level enough (even if it doesn't look it)!
Remember, don't let perfection get in the way of excellence, or even mediocrity.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Dec 1, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Credit: pyro
would love to show a picture of what we are building but can't.
stuff takes lots of energy to build but eventually get's into everybody's hands...
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
I finally added a tail vise to my workbench, which I made some 20 years ago.

Rock maple workbench.
Rock maple workbench.
Credit: Edge

I bought a 2" wooden screw and matching threaded maple block in the late 80s and basically forgot about it. I found it during our move and threw it in the storage POD, and yesterday figured out how to adapt it for the vise. Since I'm a cheap bastard, I used 1/2" galv pipe (7/8" OD) for the two guide rods.

Tomorrow I put it to work in earnest, starting a cherry bed and nightstand project.

Vise.
Vise.
Credit: Edge

Top
Top
Credit: Edge

Bottom
Bottom
Credit: Edge

Now I have a new vise! At least this one shouldn't cost me $6K in rehab bills...
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Wow, wow, wow, wow.....

I hate you guys!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
I'm roofing, which is normally just a dirty way to get a little excercise. However, when we pulled off some of the old roof deck to add insulation, we found a sweet timberframed white oak roof system. Cool stuff, the purlins are massive!

Henniker, NH
Henniker, NH
Credit: Brandon-

Burly
Burly
Credit: Brandon-

Now THAT'S a purlin!
Now THAT'S a purlin!
Credit: Brandon-
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Brandon, you should sheath that with 1/2" lexan so that passing motorists can enjoy the framing from the road.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
These ain't no butt joints, dude. Some serious overbuilding.

I love finding surprises in old homes.

We found some vintage porn in a house a couple of weeks ago when we removed an old drop ceiling.

Ok, I didn't love that, but it was a surprise.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Brandon, vintage porn could be the bank!

Why did you tear off the sheathing, was it rotten? And what's with the 2x6
knee boards ya cheapskate?

I'm above ground now on my deck job. Remind me not to do another one out of
Cumaru. Besides the ungodly cost that sh!te is some kinda heavy! One 4x4x8'
weighs 50 pounds! And did I mention it is harder than the back of God's head?
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Nice old timber framing! Nothing like it, lasts forever. Well OK not forever but you get the idea.

What wood? You said oak?


edited; you did say oak. marvelous!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
That old yankee settlement looks GD straight!

Edge is right its to bad that framing can not be exposed.

Sell them a cold roof . ha.

Cheers,Wilbeer.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Oak is commonly available in New England, as is maple, cherry, and birch. Great for building homes or furniture, and great for firewood. It seems like all I can get to burn here is lodge pole pine.

Just made my first trip to a couple of hardwood suppliers in the area. One was in Denver and was huge, but I had to ask for 6/4 and 8/4 cherry to be brought out by forklift so I could go through the pallet; not nearly as high quality as what I am used to seeing in NH.

The second place, in Broomfield, was a joke. Poor customer service, and they wouldn't get the couple of quarter sawn white oak boards that they had in stock out for me because they were "short handed" despite the fact that I was the only customer in the place and there were four guys just standing around behind the counter. It took coaxing for me to see the only two boards of 5/4 maple that they had in stock. I asked them for an application for a commercial account, and they told me to come back to fill it out. Fat chance.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 4, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
I SO love this thread! What an array - from using trees harvested onsite to secret tech stuff to medieval armor, and everything in between - so cool.
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