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Update on my Center Channel build
#370790 03/24/12 01:51 AM
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Just a few pics of the veneer going on and stain. Will put the finish coat of polyurethane on tomorrow. Had a few boo boo's but not too bad for my first time. This is the first coat of stain, trying to match boston cherry. i tested beforehand but for some reason im not getting the desired results.







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Gr8_White_North #370798 03/24/12 02:51 AM
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That looks awesome!


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tomtuttle #370799 03/24/12 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
That looks awesome!


thanks,i feel it could have turned out better but with my limited selection of tools i am quite happy. I have plans to do some work on the small garage next to my house so i can add some more tools to the collection.I quite enjoy wood working.

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Gr8_White_North #370805 03/24/12 04:17 AM
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How heavy is that speaker that you have a floor jack? :P

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Gr8_White_North #370806 03/24/12 05:21 AM
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everything is heavier way up here.


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Gr8_White_North #370835 03/24/12 07:58 PM
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Worked for 3 hours this morning getting the stain as close as possible. Here is the end result. In 4 or so hours i can put on the first coat of urethane . Lot more satisfaction than just plunkin down the ol creditcard.Oh and this is cell phone camera, will take a couple with my good cam when done. The biggest mistake i made was not inspecting the wood before putting it on. The piece i used for the front had serious tool marks in it,but dark stain tends to hide the defects plus the grill will cover it.





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Gr8_White_North #370846 03/24/12 11:42 PM
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That looks great!


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Gr8_White_North #370854 03/25/12 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
That looks awesome!


I have plans to do some work on the small garage next to my house so i can add some more tools to the collection.


I was gonna ask about the 5-car garage you are already working in after I saw the first pic. Then I read that. Next you're gonna tell me it's heated and has plumbing. That must be why there isn't a "hate" icon.

Your super-custom VP160 looks great! I couldn't afford to build that (empty) cabinet for a client for less than $900. Plus, if I did make one for someone, they'd have to deal with me, so there's two big downsides. You go!


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BobKay #370877 03/25/12 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: Socketman
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
That looks awesome!


I have plans to do some work on the small garage next to my house so i can add some more tools to the collection.


I was gonna ask about the 5-car garage you are already working in after I saw the first pic. Then I read that. Next you're gonna tell me it's heated and has plumbing. That must be why there isn't a "hate" icon.

Your super-custom VP160 looks great! I couldn't afford to build that (empty) cabinet for a client for less than $900. Plus, if I did make one for someone, they'd have to deal with me, so there's two big downsides. You go!


Thats the shop where i work,my boss generously lets me use it on weekends.Downside is i like to get away from that atmosphere on weekends. And yeah its not cheap building a cabinet like this,but i need to keep occupied so its worth it.
Are you a cabinet maker by trade bob?


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Re: Update on my Center Channel build
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Not until I was almost 50 and got downsized from my artsy-fartsy "career" (colleges/museums). I started doing specialty finishes on walls and woodwork. I worked on so many new wood pieces (built-ins, bath cabs, etc.) that were overpriced and designed and built like crap, that I just had to start offering it to my clients. I'd done it only for myself for 20 years. Ha, it was fun then. The instant anyone offers me $$ for something I enjoy doing, the fun gets sucked out in that same instant. S'why I couldn't make it as a callboy.

You really did a great job on it and I would hurt someone in exchange for that much open floor! Ehh, I'd just buy tons more stuff and still end up with a 10 x 20' workspace.

What happens in there when it's not the weekend?


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