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Mailee19/11/2014 19:06:18
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After tidying up the shop today I made a start on my next job. It is another built in wardrobe set in MRMDF. It is 13' wide and will house hanging rails,shelving, chest of drawers and pull out shoe racks behind a set of sliding raised panel doors. I started by making the chest of drawers carcass and plinth.
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Then cut out all of the drawer fronts. The drawer boxes will be in softwood. dscn3855.jpg

Mailee21/11/2014 21:35:07
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I got most of the build on the shoe cabinets done today. Had a dry fit to make sure everything worked as it should.
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Mailee26/11/2014 19:33:33
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Well over the last couple of days I have been making the shoe racks. There was a lot of work involved in these so I got set up for a production line with the tools and machinery. So by mid day I had them both assembled.
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Then a test inside the cabinet.
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With everything lined up I then got on to building the door which as usual took a bit of setting up on the spindle moulder. I have now got a set of gauge blocks for setting it next time.
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I am using dowels in the back of the door so I can assemble it accurately on site.
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Next I have a lot of sanding to do and recess the screws for the racks. I shall then be starting on the main doors and the drawer boxes.

Mailee26/11/2014 19:33:33
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Well over the last couple of days I have been making the shoe racks. There was a lot of work involved in these so I got set up for a production line with the tools and machinery. So by mid day I had them both assembled.
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Then a test inside the cabinet.
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With everything lined up I then got on to building the door which as usual took a bit of setting up on the spindle moulder. I have now got a set of gauge blocks for setting it next time.
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I am using dowels in the back of the door so I can assemble it accurately on site.
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Next I have a lot of sanding to do and recess the screws for the racks. I shall then be starting on the main doors and the drawer boxes.

Mailee08/01/2015 18:30:28
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Well after having a few problems over the last month i finally managed to get on with these again and almost finished at last. I got the chest of drawers finished and had a test fit before dismantling them to transport. (Just hope they go back together ok once on site)

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The plinth will have a painted face fitted once in place.

I have almost finished painting all the parts and there are a lot of them these are just a few pieces. The shoe cabinets are dissembled on the right.

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have to admit I shall be happy to see the back of them now. Hoping to get them fitted later next week.

Mailee16/01/2015 18:05:06
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Had a final fitting today to make sure everything fits as it should. I am waiting for the handles at the moment and hoping they arrive before Tuesday! I know I should have ordered them earlier but had to wait for the customer's approval. If they arrive in time then I shall be fitting these on Thursday.
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Eugene Anderson19/01/2015 19:25:45
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Inventiveness and skill are just a couple adjectives I would use to describe your work, would love to spend a day in your workshop. yes

 

Andy

Edited By Eugene Anderson on 19/01/2015 19:26:18

Mailee19/01/2015 19:32:01
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Thank you Andy. However we shall see how much skill when it comes to fitting it. I am keeping my fingers crossed it all goes well....we will see.

Mailee26/01/2015 19:11:41
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At long last I have got to a stage where I can post some pics of the fit. What I expected to take two days has taken three so far! I still have to return to make a deeper pelmet due to problems with the original frame that was fitted. Apart from a bit of snagging and the pelmet it is finished.
Here are the pics to prove it:
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It has been a nightmare of a job but I am pleased with it.

Mailee31/01/2015 14:24:13
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I got back to this job this morning and fitted the new pelmet. Glad to say it is all finished now and the customer is very happy with it.
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