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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261005 by nuhobby » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:23 pm

Thanks!

I have been altering a few corners, chamfers, accentuating some overhangs, and de-emphasizing some other parts which looked a bit ungainly. The top and bottom sections are still detachable, which has come in handy!

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261029 by nuhobby » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:31 am

Now I have started finishing the project, legs first. We already have other (purchased) pieces in the house with black legs, so this sort of goes along with that:

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261105 by nuhobby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 am

I'm now prototyping a knob/latch system. Knobs were turned as a symmetrical pair on the SS lathe. For now the "dogbone piece" is a hardboard trial. When I get to a shape I like, I plan to make the real piece out of shop-made plywood (thin) a la the old Jim McCann method shown on Nick's videos years ago:

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261106 by BuckeyeDennis » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:17 pm

At first, I had no clue where you were going with this project, Chris. But it's looking very cool now! :cool:

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261107 by masonsailor2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:44 pm

Very cool Chris. Eclectic in style and very well done !
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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261109 by algale » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm

It's original and it is beautiful and the craftsmanship is first rate! What's not to like?

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Gale's Law: The bigger the woodworking project, the less the mistakes show in any photo taken far enough away to show the entire project!

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261194 by nuhobby » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:15 pm

Thank you!
Moving forward from hardboard prototype to shop-glued plywood for the "dogbone latch," I thought on it a couple of days and decided to emulate shapes already in play on the copper hinges.

The 'plywood' was cut out and then finessed on the SS Strip Sander a bit. It's about 1/8" thick and has good rigidity; the glued-up veneers smelled sort of like lignum vitae when worked on the sander. Some leftover plywood is shown atop the cabinet :)

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Re: Pickup Topper? The Furniture experiment

#261260 by nuhobby » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:26 pm

I'm now in the finishing stages of the exterior so most of the mental stress is done. Inner decking, will be sometime as I get to it. Thanks for watching!

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