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>Progress on the painted robe.

>This could be the last time I use poplar again, I’ve had to buy extra as it seems hell bent on being…err bent. I would be interested on other peoples views on this rather unstable timber.

Anyway here are some progress pic’s…

I’ve made the base from 8×2 redwood as this will be a very heavy robe, and needs to be set off the floor quite high for this 2.8m wardrobe to look right visually.

The face frame partly fitted, just the drawer divides to mark out and fit.

With them made and fitted it was time to glue up the main face frame, I did this in two stages starting with the drawer area.

Then the whole f/f was glued up.

I fit this dry to the carcase so I can shoot the doors in, these need more work tomorrow, and will be hung then.

That as far as I’ve got today, I hope to have all doors hung tomorrow so I can make a start on the drawers on Saturday. Thanks for looking guys. 

4 Responses on “>Progress on the painted robe.

  1. Anonymous says:

    >Looking good, Mark. And I like your new plane.

    Cheers 😉

    Paul Chapman

  2. Mark Rhodes says:

    >Hey Paul thanks, the plane is sweet, and works a charm. I still fully intend to get a no3 as well, because the footprint is smaller, and would be very useful.

  3. Darnell says:

    >I'm surprised your poplar is giving you grief. I've never been anything but impressed with the species. Here I can get it in giant 16'x15"x2 1/4" planks, clear and stable. It machines wonderfully, if it were a little harder and a different colour it would be my favourite wood.

  4. Mark Rhodes says:

    >I think I was just unlucky, as I've spoken to a couple of other makers, and they said the same as you. Well except the bit about it being their favourite wood 🙂

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