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Mailee11/11/2011 18:29:33
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I know I have been quiet recently and here is the reason:


I have been working on the second part of the Shabby chic wardrobes. I thought I would get the doors and drawer fronts out of the way first as they are a pain. I now have these in primer and ready for the top coats so I can now start on the carcasses for them.
Oddjob11/11/2011 18:38:05
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I was wondering only this morning where you had gone. I was going to give you until tomorrow morning and then put in a missing persons report!
Great looking work as always - also looks like a tidy shop. Keep it coming please.
 
Richard
 
 
Mailee11/11/2011 19:37:13
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Ha ha Richard, I had just swept the area around the doors for the shot.....you should see the rest of it! I had been building some racking for tyres for my next door neighbour and the rest of the floor was covered in sawdust! I do clean it all up at least once a week though and make sure it is clean for spraying. Thanks for the comments though.
steve h14/11/2011 13:12:06
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Hi Mailee,

How did you make all those scrolls at the top?

Thanks

Steve.

Mailee14/11/2011 19:34:33
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Well Steve I made them out of 6mm MDF cutting them out on the bandsaw. Then they were sanded to round over the edges and glued on to the doors. there was some very fiddly pieces I can tell you.
Mailee16/11/2011 20:22:00
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I got all the carcasses assembled at last and primed the front edges. Next job is to get them all primed. I think I need a bigger workshop though! :shock:


I still have to make the mouldings yet too.
Mailee18/11/2011 20:35:47
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I have been putting some hours in this week and it seems to be paying off. I have most of the units in primer now and have given the mouldings a coat of brown.


I assmbled the corner top boxes today too. I did paint the insides before I assembled them this is just a dry fit.


Then added the small door which will house a security box in the bottom of one of the robes.


Almost ready for painting now.


Mailee23/11/2011 20:35:53
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After a small job this morning I got back onto the wardrobes and have got them sprayed now. I also made a start on the drawer boxes. I made six large ones and one small one which will become the make up drawer below the dressing table.


This was challenging to put some dovetails in with being so slim. Thank god for the dovetail jig.


I ended the night by setting out the runner positions for the drawers.


BillW23/11/2011 20:38:17
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you never fail to amaze me, will you be taking Christmas day off .

Bill.
Mailee23/11/2011 21:30:21
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Ha, ha. Yes I think I shall have a break then Bill. I have another two jobs I have to complete before Christmas and another handfull for the new year so I think I can relax a little.
Mailee25/11/2011 20:20:33
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I am glad to say I am almost there with this build now.


I am working on the cornice and scribing pieces now and then it will be ready to fit. :D
Mailee29/11/2011 19:59:54
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I have finally got the suite finished and will be fitting it on Friday. I finished scuffing u the cabinets today and added a posh little touch to the dressing table drawer.

Mailee03/12/2011 19:55:55
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Well I got the bedroom suite fitted at last. It did take me two days though! :roll: I would have had it fitted in one day but I made a mistake! I had scribed the right hand side in fine and then cut the left hand side too narrow, doh! ops: I had to make up another scribing piece back at the shop and fit it this afternoon. Here are some pics of it in place.


This was the side I messed up, turned out well in the end.




You may have noticed a missing handle too, I think I left it back at the shop. It has been one of those jobs where everything seemed to go wrong or was a tap difficult. Anyway I was happy with it in the end and just hope the customer is when she returns.

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