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Old 20th Dec 2007, 01:44   #1
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Well, I'm back at it again, but this time I have a deadline... Christmas... more accurately the 23rd of December 07.

While watching Norm Abram on The New Yankee Workshop, he had a piece on Molesworth furniture. So I decided to try my hand at a western theme for someone who lives in Colorado. I decided to go with Red Oak and Pine. I know not a normal combination, but I liked the idea of working with both types of wood.

Now I must appologize up front, this mod is going quick. There will only be a few posts by the 23rd. (4 days and counting)

Here is a shot of the red oak. I had some 2x4 red oak and some 1x3 red oak.



I cut the 2x4 to size and ended up with 4 1.5x1.5 stiles. and I cut the 1x3 stock for the long and short rails. They are going to be tenons and the stiles will recieve the mortices.



Here are the layout lines for the mortices.



Here is a shot of the mortices after I finished.



I cut the short rails and dry fitted them together...



Here is a close up of the the bottom front rail.



Here is a shot of the other mortice. You can just see the other tenon.



Here are the long rails set up with blue tape to minimize chiping. Although oak is very hard, it is prone to chipping. It was amazing how clean the cuts were with this litte bit of tape.



Here is a shot of the ends of the tenons.



Here is a shot of the stiles and some of the faces. The design is supposed to mimic wormholes. It runs on the outside faces of the stiles. The pine in the background is a fisherman and is the front plate. I plan on stealthing the DVD behind it.



This is an Antelope.




This is the bottom plate for the case.



A shot of a glue up for the MOBO back plate.



The next are shot of the case dry fitted together.







This is a shot of the doors. The hinges are hidden on the inside and will pull out. I've already put on the first coat of polyurethane.



This is a shot of a hunter and a boy.



Here is a shot of the rails with a fresh coat of Red Sedona Stain.



Here are the stiles.



The next are the unfinished backplate, mobo mount and DVD & HD brackets (made of MDF board)





Hopefully more to follow soon.
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 03:59   #2
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Holy Urination Batman, those reliefs are amazing!

4 Days huh, don't you have a job , and aren't wormholes a li'l scifi for a western?

Everything looks great, good luck and watch your fingers!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 04:06   #3
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Damn! When did you start this? There's gotta be at least a full-time week's worth of work there, if not a month? Awesome
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 04:19   #4
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thats some pretty nice woodwork. i was watching Norm the other day too.
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That's three cases I've watched you build, (Worldmap was already finished when it showed up,) and I still haven't finished ONE!
Are you a machine?
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Wow my step dad, heck even my real dad to would love that, thats beautiful work you got there man. good job keep it up.
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nice work!!
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4 Days huh, don't you have a job , and aren't wormholes a li'l scifi for a western?
I assume from looking at those he means the type of patterns real earth worms make in the soil not the sci-fi type wormholes in space...

Looking very nice, you've got your work cut out for you to get that done but I'm sure you'll do it!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 15:17   #9
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Lol @the wormholes, punpun, took a second or two to understand.

Good job, especially impressive progress in such small amount of time.
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That's some nice woodwork there.
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great work as always
i like the outher pannels
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Old 21st Dec 2007, 21:04   #12
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That's three cases I've watched you build, (Worldmap was already finished when it showed up,) and I still haven't finished ONE!
Are you a machine?
Yea, but your's is awesome!!!
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Old 22nd Dec 2007, 00:24   #13
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Holy Urination Batman, those reliefs are amazing!

4 Days huh, don't you have a job , and aren't wormholes a li'l scifi for a western?

Everything looks great, good luck and watch your fingers!
Thanks, but batman wasn't here. Well, wormholes are found in some very strange places...

Hey no cuts this time, or the last, or the one before that... It was the first one that cost me a gram of flesh...
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Well, I think I'm there.

Here is a shot of the panels with black gloss paint.


Here is a shot of the doors


Front Plate and top


Here it is from the front right



Here is the inside. You'll notice nothing there. This is a gift, I'll have to make some spot changes to accomodate and differences in my template equipment and their production equipment.



Here is a shot of the back


Here is a shot from the left. Door Side



Here is the final and workshop shot.

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That looks wonderful! Having grown up in Colorado in a very outdoorsy family, I would say that is a wonderful present they will treasure. My father would love that for sure.
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Thanks! I'm glad you like my case, but you shouldn't make it sound like your cases aren't awesome too!
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That looks wonderful! Having grown up in Colorado in a very outdoorsy family, I would say that is a wonderful present they will treasure. My father would love that for sure.
Thank you very much.

Well, I'm back from Colorado and it was a greatly recieved Christmas Present.

We can now call this one complete.

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments!!!
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awesome & very quick! You'll have to take a couple of pics of it complete with the hardware installed the next time you visit then update the log. Very nice xmas present, this is the 2nd custom wood case xmas present i've seen here this year, maybe u guys will start a trend?
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