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Friday, November 13, 2009

Compact Disk Storage

This time I built something for my own personal use. I've always loved music. I have an extensive music collection. I've had a storage trunk for years that held my collection. The bottom held CDs while the top tray held cassette tapes. Well, I'm moving into the digital age and am in the slow process of converting all my old tapes to digital format, or CDs. Because of this, I needed more storage space for CDs. The old trunk just wouldn't hold them all. I built one almost identical to my old one. This one though holds CDs in the top and bottom.
I built it out of pecan and applied Minwax Gloss Pecan stain. Although I'm happy with it, it did turn out to be a little heavier than I thought it would be. If I built another one, I believe I'd plane the wood down thinner to take some weight off. Other than that though, I believe it will get the job done, as long as I don't acquire too many more CDs. If I do, well, I can alway build a larger storage trunk.
As always, I can be contacted if someone wants to purchase one of these. This is the only one I built, but I'd be happy to build another one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Post About No Posts

I got an email today from a regular reader of my blog. The reader was concerned that there had been no new posts as of late. I am aware of this and want to extend my deepest apologies. Multiple problems have kept me from my woodwork for weeks now. For starters, this is a very bad time of the year for me in regards to my health. With the weather changing and all, my back hurts me even more than normal. With every storm, warm front or cold front that moves through the area, I hurt a little bit more. This keeps me from doing much.
To top that off, when Ido feel better lately, a lot of my time has been going to trying to get a vehicle running. Without going into great detail of the long story my vehicle problems entail, I've recently became transportationless. My old truck let me down. She's been a great truck, but it's time for me to adopt her out to someone who can give her the love she deserves. So anyway, I bought a blazer. It turns out that the engine situation on it is worse than that of my old truck. So, to make a long story short, I've got to find an engine to get me riding my ride.
I hope I get back to the woodshop soon. In the meantime, I have completed one project for my own personal use. As soon as I can get photos of it, I'll post it for you. I hope some of you keep checking on the blog. I promise there willbe more projects. I just can't give you an exact date when. Thank you all for your support though. And especially thank you for the concerned reader who sent me the email. I'm glad some enjoy keeping track of my work. I hope you get as much pleasure seeing my work as I get from building it.