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So I'm trying to decide between stain colors.  I have my standard dark one that I love that I have used on previous builds, and then I have this new lighter golden red/orange "antique maple" one that I think looks really nice:

So I'm torn on which color to go with.. Thoughts anyone?

I actually do have a high quality respirator, and it's useful for strong but short lasting fumes.
In this cases the urethane doesn't have much fumes, but it's like a 4-5 day process of putting 2 coats on per day, so it adds up.  I can't very well wear a respirator for 4 days.
Normally I would open some windows and put some fans and get some good air flow going.. but this summer it's been like 80% humidity constantly, so I'm really reluctant to do that as I fear it will interfere with the drying.

I just have to learn to love the fumes -- it's too big to move outside and too humid outside to open the windows.  So it's just me and the fumes.

All that's left now is the feet, staining, and finishing (sealant coat).

Drawers finished:


Cabinet lock added to middle drawer:

Drawer boxes built and drawer slides installed.  false fronts cut.  Spent much of today doing edge banding (not fun).

And put the pulls on the doors:

With [adjustable] shelves (same shelf also behind doors):

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:22 PM »
This isn't a music video recommendation, just a song recommendation for a lesser known song from possibly the best rock and roll band there ever was, the Rolling Stones:

I just can't get enough of it.


Did you find cranioscopical's wife's painting?

This is so interesting to watch!  Thanks for keeping us updated!

Thanks for indulging me.  This is definitely my most carefully constructed and difficult build, if not my biggest.

I'm still struggling over whether to use a light or dark stain.. I hope to have some samples to show soon so I can get some advice.

If all goes well the drawers will be finished today.

Did anyone find my roomate in the one photo yet?

Screenshot Captor / Re: Creating watermarks
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:41 PM »
Are you interested in applying a watermark to an image, or do you know how to do that and what to learn how to add your own watermarks to SC?

Here are the new doors, with the new vertical divider between them.

They are attached with concealed (euro) hinges.


Btw I actually had to recut a replacement for one of the doors.. I was trimming it down to fit in the new smaller space and made a beginner mistake trying to take it off the tablesaw before the blade completely finished spinning and it got caught in the blade and put a big gash in it.

I haven't made too many mistakes so far, but the doors have been a predictable struggle.
One problem was of my own making in the design stage.  I should have known not to try to put a double door where two doors close and meet in the middle.  Inset doors are hard enough, but having two doors meet with no vertical divider between them makes alignment even more difficult.  The eyes notice a misalignment here more than anywhere i think.  Plus it looks a little odd.  So after failing to get my doors to align sufficiently well, and cutting them too narrow, I decided to back up and put a vertical rail divider between them.  Makes accessing the contents slightly less convenient but I think it will look better...

Now I have to pick out some pulls for the drawers.. I have been using these T-bar pulls in other builds and I like them, so I'll probably go with them for the drawers and doors:

What I meant is that many of us fight a voice in the back of our head that cautions us against showing vulnerability -- a voice that tells us not to show our weaknesses, and not to share our creations for fear they will be ridiculed or that they don't live up to expectations.  I think people like Simone are reminders that a far healthier way to live is not to let these voices stop you from putting yourself and your work out there, with a healthy dose of not taking yourself too seriously, and enjoy making a real connection with others.  People will appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable, and your projects have value even when they aren't perfect.

The big take home message I get from Simone Giertz (her work and her recent shared struggle) is: Put yourself out there.

Here it is upright so you can see exactly where it will be and how much space it will occupy.


In the carcass?
Nope, keep looking.

As for the #24, only those who are familiar with the post of Cranioscopical's wife's paintings will be able to find that one...

That poster was my father's -- let's see who can tell us what it refers to.


Back will go on last.

Play the game: See if you can find #24 and my roomate.

Here it is so far after 5 days of solid work:

I never said I was fast :(

Dimensions are 8ft long by about 30 inches tall.

Note that those aren't the real feet, they are temporary feet so I can stand it up and work with it before i put final real feet on at the end.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Menu bar stuck on right, not top
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:19 PM »

Screenshot Captor / Re: Menu bar stuck on right, not top
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:45 AM »
You should be able to drag a blank part of it back to the top.
If you can't do that, you can exit and edit the ScreenshotCaptor.ini file and delete a line that should restore it -- i'll tell you how to do that if you can't get the drag to work.

Nothing wrong with sticking with Windows 7 until time for a new computer.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: July 16, 2018, 08:48 AM »
Gone Baby Gone -- seen it 5 or 6 times, one of my favorites.

I cannot get enough of watching the boston neighborhood characters in this one.

Ironically, the movie was DIRECTED by Ben Afflect, and stars his brother Casey Affleck.  As an actor I am not a fan of Ben Affleck, but this is a sublimely directed movie -- Ben should stop acting and just stick to directing his brother.

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