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Old 02-16-2011, 01:01 AM   #41
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Here is the cabinet rolled into it's final resting place when it is finally completed. I put it into the space to make sure that there is going to be enough room to slide the side by side fridge next to it. There "should" be plenty of room. Not sure what the hell happened with the camera, but there appears to be spots in the pics. They look like orbs...... I hope my basement isn't haunted.

OK....that's all for tonight. I'll work on the top on Thursday and will try to get the other logs milled and attached. I plan on using plywood with the log trims across the edges, then 1/4" cement board, then tumbled travertine to match my bar backsplash, then the coffin. It's going to weigh a ton, but I have been assured by many that the hinges will hold up... at least I hope. Still lots of work to do, but I'm having fun doing it.











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Old 02-16-2011, 01:04 AM   #42
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Awesome! Nice progress today and definitely something to be proud of.



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Old 02-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #43
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Thanks stp. Hopefully tomorrow after work I can make a quick trip to HD to get the plywood, cement board, cedar boards, etc. to start the top and coffin. I'm getting excited to see how the top turns out. I really don't have a blueprint to work off, I just build and add to it as I go. I'll try to keep the thread updated. Sorry the last few pics. suck so bad Not sure if it was just dust flying around or a dirty camera lense. Thanks for the compliment

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those circles are from dust or other debris in the air and the flash is reflecting off them.

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Dat's a pretty snazzy keez ya go there!!! Love the bar too!

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how did you rip those logs so perfectly on a table saw?

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Yeah, that part of the basement is darker, so the flash went off. Your right...probably just dust particals. Lord knows that I had enough cedar dust floating around down there to choke a horse. There are a bunch of windows in the other part of the room where the other pics were taken, so the flash must not have went off for those. The basement was fairly clean prior to my log ripping rampage yesterday. Thanks for the feedback.

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The straight rips are fairly easy to do with a nice new 40 tooth combination blade. With my 10" table saw, I can rip through almost 4" diameter logs. I basically find the flattest part of the log and that side goes down flat onto the table saw platform. I take a 4' long level and lay it down the entire length of the log on the top and use a sharpie to make a pefectly straight line down the center of the log. With the blade ripping all of the way through the log, it's fairly easy to guide the log so the blade bisects the line on top. The key is to not force the log, just let the blade do the work.

Milling the 90 degree wedge out of the corner log trims is another story. I'll be honest, it's a pain in the a$$! Since the blade depth has to be lowered to rip only through 1/2 of the log's thickness, you don't have a line to follow. I just sit down on a bucket and pick a reference point in the distance and a reference point on the log. I just keep the reference points in line and let the blade do it's work as I slowly feed the log through. I then flip the log 90 degrees and line the first cut up with the top my ripping guide on the table saw. I just try to be careful not to let the log twist. It's best to keep the angle cuts straight and the angle should be 90 degrees of even a little more acute. If the angle gets too obtuse (greater than 90 degrees) then your screwed, because the edges won't lay flush on the face of the cabinet. I wasted one log and was pi$$ed that I had to knife and mill another, but the second one went smoother. For other projects with log trim, I have had to use a hand planer to straighten the edges, but it wasn't necessary this go around. After my first screw up...I just basically got lucky.

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i have a feeling luck had very little to do with it.

I'm scared of my table saw when i'm ripping a flat 2x4, much less sitting with my face right behing the log!!

I'm impressed - keep up the good work.

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Thanks shroom! I'll bypass PM'ing you this time and ask the question here. I like the idea of the HD Inductor fans to cool the coffin when completed, especially because they are 120v and I can handle the wiring of them. The 80mm computer fans that you mentioned move the same amount of air, are quieter, and cheaper. I assume that there would be a transformer involved to power these things. Could you give me a little tutuorial on how to wire a transformer into the mix? I'm electronically challenged!

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