Wednesday, January 11, 2012

That Was Quick

Ha, well that was a quick trip... After the first week of work at the cabinet shop I already quit. To sum it up I am not built physically for that job (5'8"-9", 150-155 lbs), nor am I wired for it mentally. I was having severe reactions to it... and back pain.

Don't know what the heck I'm going to do now but at the moment I'm back at the bakery.

So, more sofa time. I managed to get the frames glued up without too much problem.

A day later I could get to trimming the frames. I tried especially hard to get everything and close to final and square before/during assembly so that I would have less fuss over these big pieces later. It paid off! Trimmed the sides of the seat and back frame to match each other by shooting with my jointer plane.

Ha, some slightly questionable rigging allowed me to trim and clean the six foot long edges just fine.

Lastly, shooting the apron/stretchers to match the frames while maintaining a square end of course.
Things are looking good with some pre-assembly and I'm off pre-finishing again.
Looks like I'm back on track with my end of the month "deadline" I wanted. At least on my work. Don't know when the upholstery will be completed!

Till next time!


Nick Brygidyr said...

way to go nick, im your biggest fan! nicks nicks nicks!

Craig said...

"A man's got to know his limitations." -- Dirty Harry

Well done Nick. Don't look back. And, by the way, the sofa's lookin' great!


Jeff Branch said...

You sure don't need back problems. :o Yes, the sofa is looking great.

Nicholas Nelson said...

Haha Thanks?
And thanks on the sofa compliments. Can't wait till it all comes together! Photography may be a bit of a challenge...

Barb Shelton said...

Good for you Nick! Have to do that in which you believe and not that which breaks your back!
Any ideas for the upholstery yet?