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    new commission follow up

    talked with the pastor friend of my wife, and found out what it is he needs built. it turns out to be a lectern for their little church. he said that he needed it in about 10 days. i need to finalize the plans, figure out the cut list and stuff tonight. since rockler is having a sale on cherry during february ($3/bft), cherry it will be, finished with boiled linseed oil and 3 coats of clear shellac. clock is ticking....
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 02-10-2010 at 04:28 AM.
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    good luck and while the glue is dryun take some pics but dont rush it do it right dano, and the next one ask for more time!!!! rome wasnt built in a day..so i hear..
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    Congrats Dan. I'll be anxous to see the design.
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    the design

    it's not fancy, quite straightforward. i plan on rounding the corners on the book shelf, and the board that keeps the books from slipping down.
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    Congrats Dan! Sounds like an interesting project. Can't wait to see the final product.
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    Id miter the edges of the vertical section that support the book. I'll give the rest of the design some thought.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Sounds like a fun project. Nothing like a deadline to help get 'er done.

    Do you think shellac will be a durable enough finish? I'd think some type of poly would be more durable and about as easy.
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    When I was doing church commissions, I liked to use a repairable finish and teach them how to keep it looking brand new. It brought them back for new pieces and made them take "ownership" in each piece.

    In one small town in Kansas, my finishing procedure and repair process was written up in the local paper. I got a lot of comments from folks who tried it at home and liked the results.

    Sometimes the more you give away, the more you get back.

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    Nice project Dan, can't wait to see the end results.

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    picked up the cherry today. managed to get the 7 boards that i needed out of the stock that they had. the heavy duty cutting starts tomorrow after church.
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