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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #350 on: March 21, 2019, 12:51 AM »
Good lord this Cranioscopicallity is spreading like a virus.
Do I sense some internal resistance?
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 06:01 AM)

That was a circuitous path to that current pun.

Circuitous?  More like a straight conduit to the pun...

Just DODdering along, more like...
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 07:18 PM)

This thread keeps soldering on....

we're determined to wiring as much out of it as possible

no doubt at some point we'll loop back to the beginning again

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #351 on: March 21, 2019, 08:10 AM »
Good lord this Cranioscopicallity is spreading like a virus.
Do I sense some internal resistance?
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 06:01 AM)

That was a circuitous path to that current pun.

Circuitous?  More like a straight conduit to the pun...

Just DODdering along, more like...
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 07:18 PM)

This thread keeps soldering on....

we're determined to wiring as much out of it as possible

no doubt at some point we'll loop back to the beginning again

But only if we switch to a closed-circuit design.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #352 on: March 21, 2019, 03:10 PM »
At some point it would be more fun to see photos of other people's DIY home improvements..  :tellme:

I thought the answer to that would be obvious by now?  None of us are as gifted as you!   ;D :Thmbsup:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #353 on: April 12, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Small update, I tiled the backsplash behind my sink with photo tiles that my father took of the old neighborhood in new york city where I grew up:
backsplashtiles2.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #354 on: April 12, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Nice homage to your Pops.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #355 on: April 12, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Nice homage to your Pops.   :Thmbsup:

 8) :up:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #356 on: September 28, 2020, 12:45 PM »
My latest project, a custom board game table top for recording youtube board game videos:
Table1.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
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tableWithMat.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

Maple rails, with a 3' x 4' center playing area, inset about 2.5" deep, with a recess to hide mat edges.  The bottom is hard wood veneered plywood (cherry).  I could have used standard plywood for the bottom as I can't imagine ever playing on it without a mat, but I happened to have a good full sheet of the cherry veneered plywood so I used that, and finished everything as if it were going to be seen.

I used my "normal" finishing method, which I swear by, and think I have described above: Analine dyes followed by 6 or so coats of Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss, followed by 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal satin, about 8 hours apart each coat, sanded lightly 300grit between coats.  Takes lots of time but its smooth as silk and almost foolproof.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 12:54 PM by mouser »

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #357 on: September 28, 2020, 12:55 PM »
See if you can spot cody :)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #358 on: September 28, 2020, 01:34 PM »
My latest project, a custom board game table top for recording youtube board game videos:
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Maple rails, with a 3' x 4' center playing area, inset about 2.5" deep, with a recess to hide mat edges.  The bottom is hard wood veneered plywood (cherry).  I could have used standard plywood for the bottom as I can't imagine ever playing on it without a mat, but I happened to have a good full sheet of the cherry veneered plywood so I used that, and finished everything as if it were going to be seen.

I used my "normal" finishing method, which I swear by, and think I have described above: Analine dyes followed by 6 or so coats of Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss, followed by 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal satin, about 8 hours apart each coat, sanded lightly 300grit between coats.  Takes lots of time but its smooth as silk and almost foolproof.


Wow!  Really nice!  I've been thinking of getting on- maybe I should just pay you to make me one! ;)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #359 on: September 28, 2020, 01:38 PM »
Wow, looking fantastic, real craftmanship! :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

See if you can spot cody :)
Found 'm ;D

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #360 on: September 28, 2020, 04:55 PM »
See if you can spot cody
I think you should shelve that idea!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #361 on: September 28, 2020, 06:06 PM »
See if you can spot cody :)
Spoiler
Pride of place

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #362 on: September 28, 2020, 06:12 PM »
I used that, and finished everything as if it were going to be seen.
A follower of Henry Ford I see
 â€œQuality means doing it right when no one is looking."

'Tis pretty spectacular
Sadly I've never had the patience for that level of practical perfection

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #363 on: September 28, 2020, 07:22 PM »
Early test screenshot from a lighting test video, still some tweaking to do..
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #364 on: September 28, 2020, 08:14 PM »
Very nice!  I like the fact that you can have games facing outward.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #365 on: September 28, 2020, 08:49 PM »
Yeah I had to lose about 100 books into recycling to make room for that  :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #366 on: September 28, 2020, 09:09 PM »
Personally I don't like the way the blue light reflects off the games and shines into the camera. Makes me feel like I'm watching a Michael Bay film.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #367 on: September 28, 2020, 09:33 PM »
I can dim the led strip lights and change their color.. maybe we can find a better setting.  I can definitely see those lights being one of those things that some people like and some don't..

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #368 on: September 29, 2020, 04:44 AM »
I don't mind the way they illuminate the shelf and the things on it. In fact I do like it. But the shiny game cases reflecting the light directly into the camera makes me feel like the light is shining right in my eyes. Some games are worse than others. All the Pandemic games do it. The Cthulhu and Fall of Rome games do it. Flash Point looks fine. The three on the farthest left look fine. The one farthest right looks fine.

Maybe if you could cover/wrap the LEDs with some thin fabric or something to diffuse the light so they just cast a soft color like the way it appears on the three games on the left. Then again, that might be a fire hazard if it causes the LEDs to get too warm. I dunno.

Don't worry too much about it. Most people probably won't mind it. :)
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #369 on: September 29, 2020, 04:55 AM »
^ I don't necessarily dislike it but definitely takes over -- it's the strongest part of your screenshot (and leads the eye away from the board).
Possibly warming the tone of the light and changing the angle of the games so they don't reflect so much? Maybe subduing/dimming the light a bit if possible.
#suggestions :-)
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #370 on: September 29, 2020, 07:32 AM »
I completely agree that the games have become the focal point of that image - dimming the lights may be the way to go or finding some way to make it less "look at me" :)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #371 on: September 29, 2020, 09:31 AM »
I was thinking of it as highlighting the games that the current cast is about- or that you wanted to highlight.  It's good for that, I think, if the games that are there are intentionally placed.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #372 on: September 29, 2020, 10:56 AM »
I was thinking of it as highlighting the games that the current cast is about- or that you wanted to highlight.
Exactly.. it will be for highlighting recent or upcoming games for review.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #373 on: September 29, 2020, 10:57 AM »
Maybe if you could cover/wrap the LEDs with some thin fabric or something to diffuse the light
Good idea, might be worth a try.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #374 on: October 01, 2020, 01:26 AM »
More toned down look:
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