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« Reply #200 on: January 17, 2008, 11:50:05 AM »
Sassy does your Hoosier have cup casters on the bottom.  If so do you know what they are for?

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« Reply #201 on: January 17, 2008, 05:23:32 PM »


The mirror is original but like all others of that time period the electro-plate was bad. Since it had curved corners and beveled glass I did a little improvising that my uncle told me about. I am sure you have tried it. I removed the mirror and with a little "tidy-bowl" took the remaining silver off. I went to a glass shop and bought a 1/8" mirror. Cleaned the old mirror (glass now) and then sandwiched the cheap mirror behind it in the frame. It would take a well trained eye to pick it up. The beveled curved mirror would have cost a fortune to refinish or replace.  I got it done for $6. 

 

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« Reply #202 on: January 17, 2008, 05:38:53 PM »
Mine doesn't have any cup castors.  It does have the cupboard to store flour & such that pours out from the bottom.  Our paint job wasn't too bad - we'd heard that refinishing an antique decreased its value also, so figured we'd just leave it alone - there's a lot of worn areas on the paint, but it just looks like the "shabby chic" they're selling for big prices nowadays!  Aren't the Hoosiers from Indiana, too?  (the team, I mean) so you would think ours was made there - it is built with light wood - don't know what kind & a metal pull out shelve that's handy.
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« Reply #203 on: January 17, 2008, 05:49:54 PM »
Excellent tip Red  ....
More hot stuff to keep track of...  ::) How will I ever manage
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« Reply #204 on: January 17, 2008, 06:00:54 PM »
And who said " you can't teach an old dog new tricks". ;D

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« Reply #205 on: February 11, 2008, 08:31:28 PM »
Who  you callin old Red ? Mtn D ??? :)

 Lastest table , the stand on it I made a couple of years ago .

 

 

 

 

 In the clamps a couple of weeks ago,  :o

 

 
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« Reply #206 on: February 11, 2008, 09:43:00 PM »
Love the clamps Paul!  :)  Table's pretty good too.  ;D ;D

Good match on the color.

Are the curved pieces shaped from solid stock?
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« Reply #207 on: February 12, 2008, 05:54:07 AM »



Are the curved pieces shaped from solid stock?


 Thanks Mtn D.

 Bent laminations on the curved parts. Cut into thin strips , glued up around a form. 
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« Reply #208 on: February 12, 2008, 06:07:38 AM »
Looks like a lot of work, PEG.  You have a lot more patience than I do...but then you have a nice creation after you spend the time.  All I have is a thing I built with a chainsaw and nail gun. [crz]
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« Reply #209 on: February 12, 2008, 06:55:31 AM »
Bent laminations on the curved parts. Cut into thin strips , glued up around a form. 

No wonder the finish on the curves looks so nice and clean. I did a cut/shaped curve piece once and the grain didn't look right, didn't match because of the different directional slices through the wood... as compared to the flat pieces. ... you know what I mean...
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« Reply #210 on: February 12, 2008, 06:39:17 PM »

No wonder the finish on the curves looks so nice and clean. I did a cut/shaped curve piece once and the grain didn't look right, didn't match because of the different directional slices through the wood... as compared to the flat pieces. ... you know what I mean...



 Yes a sawn curve would go thur a variety of grain directional changes .

 BTW they really like it ,

   
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« Reply #211 on: February 12, 2008, 07:05:02 PM »
Looks like it came from a store, PEG.

Doesn't everything?

Superb work. :)
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« Reply #212 on: February 12, 2008, 07:21:20 PM »


Looks like it came from a store, PEG.

Doesn't everything?

Superb work. :)

 


 Nah , way better than store bought , in fact w/o the "superb work" comment I'd have been crushed  :-[
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« Reply #213 on: February 12, 2008, 07:24:57 PM »
What I meant was that it had that professional store bought look without the plastic wood picture veneered particle board.
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« Reply #214 on: February 12, 2008, 07:37:07 PM »
Looks like the Hummel Clan get together.  :)
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« Reply #215 on: March 02, 2008, 04:57:11 PM »
Sassy they were basicly the same thing. A pastry cabinet but Hoosier was one of the manufactuers as was Sellers. The Sellers were made in Indianna. Not real sure where the Hossiers were made.  I hunted a good while to find an oak one. Plenty of pine and poplar around. They usually were painted.  One section of an interior shelf on mine was painted. Hard to get 50-75 year old paint off. The rest was just clear finish that had darkened. They always say to refinish an antique ruins the value. Well there wasn't any choice on this one. The way it was Glenn would probably used it for a work bench in the shop.

I have a Seller.  My wife and I bought it 35 years ago  And it has found it's way into her sewing room.
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« Reply #216 on: March 02, 2008, 05:52:57 PM »
gandalfthegrey does yours have cup casters on the legs? If so do you know why they are there. I asked Sassy the same question but I don't think I told her why.
Is that the original finish or did you or someone else refinish it? 

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« Reply #217 on: March 02, 2008, 07:11:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum, gandalfthegrey.
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« Reply #218 on: March 02, 2008, 07:20:53 PM »
Very nice & welcome!  Ours doesn't have cup casters, just normal inch & 1/4 wheel casters... 
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« Reply #219 on: March 03, 2008, 06:55:46 AM »
Hello all,

The caster cups are to keep marks from carpets.  I have not refinished it, but at one time someone replaced one of the lower door panels in plywood.  It is made of oak.  and there is a sticker one the back showing it shipped from some where in Indiana.  I was told that most were at one time painted as was the style in the 40s.

By the way, I love this forum.  I am not much of a carpenter, but the plans here make me wish I took more of the woodworking classes in high school.  I opted for millwright which I never used.
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« Reply #220 on: March 03, 2008, 03:16:49 PM »
gandalfthegrey it is never too late to start.  Might check with your local high school as they used to have "adult continuing education" in a variety of subjects including woodworking. 

As for the cup casters.  They were used to put lamp oil in to prevent the bugs from climbing up the legs and getting into the flour and sugar.  The bottom of the legs on mine were real dark about 2" up from the oil soaking into the wood over time.

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« Reply #221 on: March 03, 2008, 08:41:34 PM »
How innovative -- what will they think of next? hmm
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« Reply #222 on: May 17, 2008, 06:46:24 PM »
Hi everyone!  I am so enjoying the "homemade" stuff. Just wonderful to see.

Wanted to share my husbands latest creation for the cabin; an open dish rack custom sized to my existing dishes and to the spot on the wall I wanted to put it. I am in such awe of his talent, and everyone else that creates these beautiful things that have been posted. I hope people keep it coming!!  [cool]


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« Reply #223 on: May 17, 2008, 07:30:21 PM »
Very nice.
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« Reply #224 on: June 29, 2008, 05:44:03 PM »


New furnace room pantry cabinet ,new to us furnace so from this ,

 

 to this in a weekend ,

 

 

 Built this shop air cleaner as well out of a old furnace blower, not sure how well it will work but it  better than nuttin, I built it to hang from my open ceiling / truss joist bottom chords , or to use like this when it's hot which it was today / this weekend. So it will pull warm air down in winter from the attic area and help spread the heat as well as be use to clean the air some . So dual use I hope.

 


 

 
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