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  • #46
    Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

    Thanks Neil, was just curious.
    Travis
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    • #47
      Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

      Travis,
      Saturday night and little on the tele so I decided to go out in the woodworking shed and cut up those redgum slabs for the bench tops. I go into hospital for a hernia surgery on Wednesday and just in time because throwing those slabs around tonight is giving me hell. I got the side fence up and trimmed today so will put up the back wall of the kitchen tomorrow which will see all of the 'heavy jobs' done before I am not allowed to lift anything heavier than a 'kitchen chair' for 3 weeks.
      Here are the pics that you wanted to see, the 2 slabs that I used are 1900 and 2100mm long x 500mm wide x 70mm thick and weigh a ton, when lifting them by myself. I had to cut them in halves to fit through my thicknesser where I planed them to just over 60mm thick, This will be the joined/glued edges and the tops will end up around 32mm thick. I then ripped them down to 38mm when I planed and thicknessed them to around 33mm thick.
      Whilst convalesing, I will biscuit join them, glue and cramp them into the 2 bench tops and then sand them on my rather large lacey belt, 6" wide and I can sand 10 foot long tops in one go.
      I will put up a few pics of the kitchen progress tomorrow night.

      Neill
      Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

      The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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      • #48
        Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

        Very pretty Neil. Those are going to look great! Thanks for posting them,
        Travis
        TravisNTexas

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        • #49
          Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

          Holy cow, Neill. Are you sure those gigantic slabs didn't GIVE you the hernia???

          They're lovely pieces of wood and will make a truly remarkable countertop. What kind of finish will you put on them for the outdoors?
          Elizabeth

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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          • #50
            Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

            Hi Elizabeth,
            I have thought about that long and hard and definitely NOT using a single or 2 pack epoxy.
            All of the furniture that I have made in the past, I use a 'sanding sealer', 2 coats that lifts the grain a little, lifts and brings the real colour out, sand it (which will be done prior to installation anyway) and then oil it.
            If and when used, it marks, then all you do is put some more oil into it with some steel wool which brings up the lustre and removes the marks.
            I plan on oiling it lightly each time i use it but tht is as simple as wiping it down after use, just like we all do in cleaning up.

            Neil
            Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

            The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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            • #51
              Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

              Another weekend gone and a little more progress for a few weeks anyway!
              I completed the red gum machining and only need to dock to length, buscuit join and glue, then a final sanding.
              I got the end frame completed, installed and wired for the cladding.
              No more heavy work for at least 3 weeks so it all needs to go on the back burner.
              I broke through the concrete floor and put in the sink waste into the sewer, so all ready to cut the hole in the bottom sink cupboard and connect the water once the tops are completed.
              I have just sat the cupboard in their approx position but the three centre units will be raised and secured to the rail 1200mm up the wall.
              I need to get some water resistant gyprock to clad the frame before I mount the cupboard carcases, tile and then fit the doors and the top decorative rail.

              Neill
              Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

              The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


              Neillís Pompeiii #1
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              Neillís kitchen underway
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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              • #52
                Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                Hey Neill, things are looking really good - that's going to be a terrific party pavilion!

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                • #53
                  Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                  Another weekend all but gone and only a little more done.
                  Still recovering from surgery and need to take things easy (easier said than done but don't want to go through it again).
                  Saw a bargain digital camera in the paper yesterday and got a gem 10.1mb Panasonic Lumix FZ50 for under $300. Been playing with it getting familiar.(The old 2.3Mb Sony will be pensioned off now and don't have to borrow the wife's camera).
                  I cut, biscuit joined and glued up the larger sink bench top and will remove it from the cramps tomorrow night for final shaping and sanding.
                  The smaller top will be a breeze to assemble and finish as it is only rectangular.
                  Will keep you posted as to progress.

                  Neill
                  Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                  The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                  Neillís Pompeiii #1
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                  Neillís kitchen underway
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                  • #54
                    Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                    Neill, glad to see the surgery went well.

                    It's funny to hear you talk about having to take it easy after the surgery and seeing the glue up of a massive countertop in the same posting!!! You are one tough guy!

                    Looking good!

                    Christo
                    My oven progress -
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                    • #55
                      Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                      Hi Christo,
                      I returned to work today and ended up dismantling equipment and packing up cartons for our move next week into new offices. came home a little early to sand the benchtop with my rather large lacey belt sander. The table that the top is on is 8ft long and I can sand 10 foot items up to 2 ft high,. A great toy eh!
                      I have included a couple of pics (with the new camera) and some of the grain.
                      They should come up a treat once completed.
                      I plan on biscuiting and gluing up the smaller top tomorrow night.

                      Neill
                      Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                      The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                      Neillís Pompeiii #1
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                      Neillís kitchen underway
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                      • #56
                        Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                        That's a much nicer sander than mine. I built one years ago with a dryer motor and carved the drums round myself (plans from fine woodworking magazine I think) The belt material I bought lasted forever as long as I did not sand pine. (joining the ends into a belt was a bit tricky). My puck was a piece of delrin with a door handle - nothing fancy like your linear bearing setup!

                        Very good looking wood - Can't wait to see it with a finish on it!

                        Christo
                        My oven progress -
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                        • #57
                          Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                          That's going to look really nice, Neill. Your whole outdoor kitchen is going to be a terrific addition to your home!
                          Elizabeth

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                          • #58
                            Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                            A little more progress. As hoped. I buscuited and glued up the the smaller bench top last night and sanded it today.
                            Hopefully I can get them cut, edge finished (cut and routed) and ready (sink cut out) for fitting once I get the cupboards in and mounted.
                            Unfortunately these will have to wait a few weeks during recovery and I am allowed to 'work' again.

                            Neill
                            Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                            The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                            Neillís Pompeiii #1
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                            Neillís kitchen underway
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                            • #59
                              Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                              Well I'm on holidays and the kitchen got the better of me.
                              I flushed the cement sheets where they will show, over the top of the overhead cupboards, connected all the electrical outlets (5 double power points) mounted the overhead cupboards and started to swing the doors until I need some special screws or different Hettich hinges.
                              The bench tops will get their final sand and a couple of coats of Sanding sealer, then several coats of oil rubbed in with fine steel wool. This gives a very serviceable surface which can be re-oiled on demand which removes any spots/marks/blemishes.
                              I stripped the taps (faucet), it needs a little polishing and either clear powder coating or I prefer to spray with auto 2 pack clear.
                              I will collect the extra door knobs, bench and splash back tiles together with the sink fittings tomorrow in readiness for the public holiday exercises between a cubby house and automatic sliding gate for my daughter. Going to get busy, but that how I like it.

                              Neill
                              Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                              The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                              Neillís Pompeiii #1
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                              Neillís kitchen underway
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                              • #60
                                Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                                A bit more progress over the last two days.
                                Mortised in the door hinges and fitted, drilled and fitted drawer fronts, connected the waste to the sink, hung and wired the lights over the kitchen area (very impressed with the lights and their effect especially at night - light only where it was intended) and oiled the table. Also been busy in the garden (the tomatoes are really coming on and will be making pizza sauces and chutneys from 7 different varieties) and staining finishing a carved rocking horse for my youngest grand daughter's cowgirl first birthday in 10 days.
                                A big cleanup tomorrow, put away tools, paint the wall and get the kitchen stocked/organised for trial cookup.
                                I am still waiting for my freeze tiles to arrive and the cabinet hardware to return for the door knobs.

                                Neill
                                Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                                The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                                Neillís Pompeiii #1
                                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                                Neillís kitchen underway
                                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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