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Finally finished the closet project...wish the walls were straight. 20190828_133359.jpg20190828_133407.jpg
This was the first time I'd used a router to make trim out of plain stock, and the first closet I built.
 
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Finally getting back to my book shelves. I'm working on the face frames and wanted to do something fancy with the top rail.

I made a template with 1/4" scrape plywood by tracing out 1/2 oval. Then cut out the oval with a jig saw. I used a straight cutting bit and a collar in the router to cut out the pattern 6 times. There are three bookshelves, each split in half.

More to come...

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I like that profile. Any plans to put LED strip lighting behind them?
My plan was to put puck lights on top of the bookshelves, pointing up at the ceiling. There is about a foot between the tops and the ceiling. That should make some nice indirect light. I hadn't thought about lighting the inside as well.

I added some profile to the stiles and edge to the top rail. I still need to do something with the mid rails. I'm heading to Duluth this weekend for a wedding, so no progress will be made then. I need to get on this project. Cold weather will be here before we know it.

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My current project isn't exactly fine woodworking. Our summer heat wave convinced us to put a ceiling fan in the master bedroom but the wrinkle is, our ceiling is pitched. The fan can be mounted on an angled ceiling but we'd rather keep it centered on the room. This calls from some kind of adapter. I don't want to get into the drywall because: blown insulation. So I intend to scab a box onto the finished ceiling. Construction is a combination of poplar and Baltic birch plywood, intentionally over-over-engineered to be bomb proof. Here's a test fit of the panel inset and junction box, with some flushing up of corners and edges, yet to do:

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And a view of the inside:

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Next comes a touch more sanding, a hole for wiring access, and some primer and paint. Then it gets lagged to a rafter. Wiring will go through surface mounted raceway from an old lighting junction a few feet away...again, to stay out of the drywall.
 
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My current project isn't exactly fine woodworking. Our summer heat wave convinced us to put a ceiling fan in the master bedroom but the wrinkle is, our ceiling is pitched. The fan can be mounted on an angled ceiling but we'd rather keep it centered on the room. This calls from some kind of adapter. I don't want to get into the drywall because: blown insulation. So I intend to scab a box onto the finished ceiling. Construction is a combination of poplar and Baltic birch plywood, intentionally over-over-engineered to be bomb proof. Here's a test fit of the panel inset and junction box, with some flushing up of corners and edges, yet to do:

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And a view of the inside:

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Next comes a touch more sanding, a hole for wiring access, and some primer and paint. Then it gets lagged to a rafter. Wiring will go through surface mounted raceway from an old lighting junction a few feet away...again, to stay out of the drywall.
That turned out way better than what I had in my head when you were talking about it a while ago LOL. Nice!


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Saturday, I brushed a few coats of B-I-N primer on the box, then laid on a coat of latex paint. The first can of paint I put my hands on was a light cream we used on the trim, so I used that.

Today, I drilled and counterbored holes for the lag screws and put the box in its in place. Two 6” and two 4” lags. I could hang a sex swing from it, I think. Then I installed the raceway and ran the wire.



Before I install the fan, I’m going to repaint the box in white. Instead of tying in with the rest of the trim, that cream color just looks dingy up there.
 
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Do you guys do anything to protect the surface of your table saws? Spots where my sweat dripped are rusting along the fence rail and the table surface is starting too.
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Hit it with some 0000 steel wool and coating with a finishing paste to try to prevent further degradation but wondering what y'all do...
 
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We use nail polish on the stainless drum shells to prevent rust. Not sure if that would be an appropriate solution in this case.
 
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