Kitchen job as ADVANCED Woodworking? WTF?


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On 6/18/2022 at 5:20 PM, BonPacific said:

That's one hell of a job Joe. Did I read that right that you used a vacuum press to curve the stainless drawer pulls?

Yes, that is correct.  I made multiple plywood molds and sandwiched the bars between the two pieces and used vacuum pressure to bend the metal.  I over-bent the bars, and there was a degree of spring-back which I had to contend, and compensate for in the mold profile. 

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On 6/18/2022 at 5:49 PM, Tom King said:

Very impressive.  Next time you can charge double.

No, no, NO.   I have kitchen cabinets far behind me in the rear-view mirror.  I only did this particular job because the client and the architect specifically wanted me to do the job.  I only agreed to do the work because they "made me an offer which I could not refuse."  No horse head in my bed, but they did put ample Benjamins in my bank account. 

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On 6/20/2022 at 9:36 AM, drzaius said:

That's a kitchen that is of the quality in both design and construction that will never go out of style and in 50 years still be interesting and beautiful.

...Until a new owner buys the house, and guts the kitchen because the new head of the house decides that they want their own design so they can make the kitchen "their own."   THAT is a primary reason for not liking to do kitchens, that and they are generally stupefyingly boring to build--this job being an anomaly.  I like building more heirloom pieces, even if they end up in a thrift store, they won't usually be dismantled.

I do appreciate your sentiments on the gig.

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On 6/20/2022 at 8:07 AM, joe mendel said:

...Until a new owner buys the house, and guts the kitchen because the new head of the house decides that they want their own design so they can make the kitchen "their own."   THAT is a primary reason for not liking to do kitchens, that and they are generally stupefyingly boring to build--this job being an anomaly.  I like building more heirloom pieces, even if they end up in a thrift store, they won't usually be dismantled.

I do appreciate your sentiments on the gig.

Maybe with some luck it will survive. I was involved in reconnecting a large bungalow built in 1956 (the year I was born) that had been cut in 2 for relocation. The was a beauty, a mid century modern through and through. the kitchen was still completely original right down to the linoleum countertops trimmed with aluminum edging. The house could have been a museum piece. That new owners loved it that way and maintained the originality as much as possible. the kitchen was really cool, but nowhere near the same league as the one above.

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