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Old 05-18-2017, 04:44 PM
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Default Kitchen make over

The past few months have been taken up with a kitchen make over. There are two articles on my website.

The first deals with building Shaker doors in Hard Maple, and hand finishing with a water-based poly:

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furnitu...20Rebuild.html

The second article is the completed kitchen:

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furnitu...nComplete.html

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:23 PM
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Looks beautiful, I enjoyed the detailed article on the cabinet doors - great craftsmanship and a lot of patience. Maybe I need to work on more patience instead of more tools. On second thought, I think I'll just keep buying tools.
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Very nice. Is USA Hard Maple expensive down under? I would think shipping would be a killer.
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Nice kitchen Derek. I've been procrastinating myself- for 25 years now. Time for me to follow suit. Your clear maple looks quite nice with that black waterfall granite. I know you both will enjoy it!
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:55 AM
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Very nice. Is USA Hard Maple expensive down under? I would think shipping would be a killer.
Very expensive! I spent around $2000 for the Hard Maple (although I still have some over - now building a matching sofa table). This was mainly in 7 1/2' long x 10" wide and 2" thick rough sawn boards. Heavy. But sweet to plane and work with.

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Derek, How many board feet did you get??
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Enjoyed following along on your project. Great final product as usual. Smart move on the GF poly application, I haven't had good results brushing it either.
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Great work Derek!

Hard Maple, you say! Did you resharpen your tooling before and/or after the project?

I used Hard Maple on a few critical parts in one of my recent builds and neglected to reduce the router speed enough for a few passes. Fortunately the cuts weren't on any show surfaces. They were cut nice snd smooth, but lost their light coloring in places.

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Derek, How many board feet did you get??
I didn't count ...





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Great work Derek!

Hard Maple, you say! Did you resharpen your tooling before and/or after the project?

I used Hard Maple on a few critical parts in one of my recent builds and neglected to reduce the router speed enough for a few passes. Fortunately the cuts weren't on any show surfaces. They were cut nice snd smooth, but lost their light coloring in places.

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Hi Charles

Hard Maple is not abrasive like West Australian timbers. It as a pleasure to use - tight grain and great with detail - but it can tear out on knots really easily ... unless one uses a double iron. Then it is straightforward. I did notice it could burn easily if using a router.

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