ALMOST THERE, OR WOODWORKING CLASS, PT.7
One class left! So I had a lot to do this week, starting with hanging the doors. After staring at my stand for about 10 minutes, I decided to inset the doors about 1/4 inch. First I attached the back plate to the hinge; the plate gets screwed onto the stand and so I can remove the doors later when I paint this bitch. How cute is my nail polish? [[MORE]] Then Jack made me a shim on which to...
This is literally the dirtiest photo I have of my crotch. This was after about 2 hours of sanding. I am making my first commissioned piece. It’s not done yet but here is a teaser: Stay tuned!!
These photos make me re-think my painting options on my TV stand. These are GORGE. Find them here.
THE DOORS, OR WOODWORKING CLASS, PT. 6
Three classes left this semester, it’s crunch time. Time to make the doors. I needed to route out a resting place for the metal screen to sit in the openings of my TV stand doors. I used a rabbet bit on the router to cut a groove, using the opening as a guide. My door went from this: to this: Close up detail: You can see some burn marks where I held the router in one place too...
DIY Summer shirt
There’s a post on Curbly (my favorite DIY blog) today about how to sew a summer shirt from 2 scarves. I wonder of this shirt would work on someone with boobs. Maybe if I come across 2 scarves that I absolutely LOVE, I’ll try this. It looks very easy. The original tute is here.
DIY INSPIRATION: EMBROIDERED SCREEN DOOR →
I watched this come to fruition and I think that her helpful hits are invaluable. Enjoy! substances: Who’s there? Hint: Not a person who thought they would embroider their screen door in a couple hours. That’s right! I stitched up the screen door and it took FOREVER. I had planned to do Knock Knock..get it? But given that took me three weeks to complete, I think we’ll just stick with...
TAKING THE PLUNGE! OR WOODWORKING CLASS, PT. 5
As the number of classes left in the semester gets smaller, the amount of progress made on my TV stand gets larger. Last night I learned to use a new power tool, the plunge router. I want to hide the components (DirecTV, Wii, etc) in the TV stand but be able to use their respective remotes without having to open the doors. So my solution is to cut out a section and attach a perforated metal...
MAKE IT WORK! OR WOODWORKING CLASS, PT 4
I did something stupid last night in class. I didn’t lose a finger or anything, calm down. So, remember last time, when I messed up the slot placement for a biscuit and had to fill it in to fix it? Well, last night I tried to make another slot in the correct position (higher) and accidentally set the biscuit joiner to a lower position. Now, the smart thing would have been to test it on a...