Thursday, August 6, 2009

Compound Miter Saw

I bought a compound miter saw back when Sears had them on sale. It has taken me forever to get it bolted down. So now it is and now I am learning hiw to make angled cuts.

My first project is a spice rack. It required straight cuts and 45 degree angle cuts. It is not a fancy spuce rack but it is functional. And I learned how to measure for an angled cut. Certainly I have not learned all that I need to learn but enough to feel confidant enough to try my hand at cutting trim for the woodwork in the dining room.

This morning I will sand the spuce rack once more and then paint it. Then I will make my estimate for the woodwork in the dining room.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Master Bedroom Closet

Getting the master bedroom closet done may be the only thing we get done this summer. Tha is a lot but it is not as much as I wanted. We are just tired, I suppose. And there are lots of distractions.

My compound miter saw is now bolted down. Today I will cut wood for a spuce rack. I salvaged a few pieces from the wall/closet debri. Will be good practice for me as I learn how to use the new saw.

I had tried to make a spice rack once before but the wood was a bit too hefty. Ended up with a rack that was too substantial to hang on the wall. We built it into the new master bedroom wall instead. So, I'll try again.