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Old 07-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #5131
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That's alright, I thought it was funny.

I see there's a piece of Roxul on the floor by that wall. It made me wonder if you insulate the space between the upper and lower floors.
No I don't insulate between floors.

Not quite sure where that came from, most likely when I was doing the last insulation up in the corner of the guest bedroom. I needed all sorts of bits and pieces to fill the holes. It's probably been sitting there for two years!

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I don't think I would ever get tired of looking at that beautiful wood, the contrast of colors just make it outstanding.

Is that the door you made here while back?
It's a darn good thing that I had several old growth cedars a few years ago when I was active on the sawmill. That's where the best colors come from. If you have the new (young) wood, it is almost always that non-descript light brown color, very little contrast in any of it.

Yes, that's the arbutus bedroom door.
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You know what it's like when you have guests around...I still don't quite understand why they think we both should fawn all over them all day long. Despite that, I did manage to get all 3 coats of Varathane done on the wall boards.

Then later I tried a dry run of the first boards for the bookshelves just using three pieces of cedar. Normally, I cut the wood about 3/4" thick to laminate, but this time the strips are about 1 1/8". Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it's much stiffer and therefore harder to bend.

I tested 3 pieces on the dry run.
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This is where the shelving unit will be going.

To make the clamping guide, I guessed at the curve and then cut it out of a piece of scrap hemlock. When I tested the curve against the wall, it was about 1/2" out, so I recut the offending pieces off each end.

Then clamped that tightly to the workbench - plastic down first - ready for the strips to be glued.
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How'd this get in here?
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...and then I took a shot at gluing up 4 pieces of cedar. Looks easy, but it wants to keep lifting up on me. I think once this first piece is dry in the morning the lifting trouble will go away.

While the curves of all the shelves will be the same, the lengths and widths will differ.
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Thanks for the pictures and for taking the time to describe the process to us Keith. It's not very often that we get to see this kind of creativity and craftsmanship in progress.
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I wonder if you will have any spring back with that much pressure on the curved shelves. Man that is a lot of work but it sure is going to look good.

How did you take a picture into the sun?

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Thanks for the pictures buddy, we appreciate you.
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Jim, I'm expecting some springback from the first 4 pieces, as that is only 3 gluelines. By the time I get to 7 or 8 strips, I think the springback will be less than 1/16".

I hope to be getting the next two pieces on shortly, so I will know for sure very soon.
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I found that my 12" clamps would allow 3 more pieces on this round.

The springback from the first four was less than 1/4", so quite a bit less than I expected.

7 are glued up now, and I should be able to get the next ones on around noon or so.
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I had to check the width of my thickness planer before I glued the rest of the shelf strips together. Fortunately, it is 13.1"...just enough.

I added the remaining strips and it comes out to 12 1/2", so including the curve it should just go through the planer.
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The other job I really wanted to get done today was the cedar on the high wall.

I also had to find some more wood to cover around the stained glass window, and luckily there was just enough left over from the batch I made up a couple of days ago.

Now I have to get three coats of finish on there.

This is the window that needed to be done. Looks way better than the open framing.
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...and even better with all the cedar finished on the wall. All finished there now!!!
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Amazing!
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Wow! You should pat yourself on the back. It all looks beautiful together.

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