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About bradpotts

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  1. Jewelry box build

    Looking great! Nice save on the tear out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. China Cabinet

    Thanks for the tip! I will have to remember that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. China Cabinet

    It works great on walnut too. It doesn’t show up as good when you are going with the grain for some reason. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. China Cabinet

    I am going to spray a satin precat lacquer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. China Cabinet

    I went back an forth deciding on weather to use dominos or a spine to attach the miter. I decide on a spline for the simple reason that dominos are boring. So I had to make a miter sled to cut the splines. Not the prettiest thing. Then it was off the scroll saw. I decided to use the scroll saw for two reasons. 1) I could use a reverse tooth blade to make cleanup way easier. 2) I didn’t want to switch the blades on my bandsaw. Here is the pencil I use for dark woods. I know there are a lot of discussions about this. Once I got them cut out, I use tape to glue them together. I put glue on the miters and in the miter slot. Then I push the spline home. Then I use another piece of tape to pull my miters square. It is better to have your feet angled in rather than out, but try to get them to 90. It is more important to have square legs then a little gap in the front. As hard as we try for perfection, sometimes we are a little shy. The good news is, you can fix the gap. It is a lot harder to fix not square on the case. Here is what you do if you get that gap. You run a bead of ca glue down the gap and sand the sawdust into the gap. You continue to do this until the cap is filled. There they are. I will work on the mounting blocks next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Excited to see this. Thanks for taking us along. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. China Cabinet

    Got the cove cut for the feet and cut the miters. This is not the most ideal way to make ogee style feet. Usually you keep them all facing the same way but because wenge is expensive I flipped them to yield the most of my material. If you make them all facing the same way, it makes shaping them easier. For shaping them, I use a spokeshave on the outer edge to get the round over and a good neck scraper for the round over on the inside. Another trick that I use is to use double sided tape to hold the piece over the edge of the table. This makes shaping them a lot easier. Next step is to cut the profile. Debating using a scroll saw or band saw. Stay tuned! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Not A Good Start of My Day

    Thanks for posting. This kind of thing is my worst nightmare! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. China Cabinet

    If I was going to make them without a cnc, I would use a scroll saw. I have done it. It just take a lot more time. With the cnc I can spend my time doing other tasks rather than siting in front of a scroll saw all day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. China Cabinet

    Yeah I am making them with a cnc now that I have that luxury! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Peppermill

    Design looks great! Love the wood too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. China Cabinet

    Worked on a little trim today and started the design on the feet. Here is the design they liked for the corners of the bottom doors. I resawed the wenge to get all four of the designs. I planed it down somewhat close to the final thickness. I noticed a lot of tension released so I decided to take it easy and make sure I take the precautions now. I can only glue the side on because I can’t glue it to the door because it is solid. So I can’t have it warping on me. Then I started getting the feet design ready. Getting the cove ready. Before I could get any farther. I was interrupted by the arrival of my 20” planer I ordered like eight months ago. But excited to have it. Wish I had it for this build because everything is 18” wide. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. New project teaser

    Looking good! Have to love a hidden compartment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Jewelry box build

    Looks great. Excited to watch this progress. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. China Cabinet

    I usually give the client my advice as for functionality. But I usually let them decide as far as maintenance I usually do what they want. I also had the discussion with them about adding feet or having base trim. They were concerned about cleaning under the cabinet so they didn’t necessarily want feet. I told them that I think the feet would look better with the cabinets, but it was up to them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk