Category Archives: Hillbilly Tansu-002

HB Tansu #3-Progress 20-Complete

I’m calling it done! Over the last several days I have been adding the finishing touches to Hillbilly Tansu #3.  Primarily, the actual finish.   I used several coats of Tried & True Original which is a mixture of polymerised linseed … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 19

Genius, lunacy or somewhere in the middle?  Committed, yes.  Needs committed??? Part 18 Greg Merritt Part 20  

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 18

Over the past week and this weekend I was able to acquire the needed material and complete the construction of the remaining three drawers.  I was also able to cut, fit and install all of the drawer bottoms.  There is … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 17

My high hopes from yesterday for building the remaining three drawers, were quickly dashed this morning.  I could have sworn that I had enough 1/2″ stock remaining for the last of the drawers.  Alas, I was mistaken and a different … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 16

…and then there were three. Almost every evening this week I was able to spend at least an hour or so in the shop.  The sum total of that effort netted me two additional completed drawers.  Not as much as … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 15

My time in the shop was short today.  The onset of warm weather signals the start of grass mowing season.  It takes, on average, 3hrs to mow down the grass on my property.  Luckily I can now split that time … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 14

I started my day in the shop by gluing and pegging the two drawers that I had ready.  I tend to build drawers one or two at a time.  It’s not the most efficient way of doing them, but i … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 13

Let the drawer making commence! Last evening I started with the drawer construction.  I would have liked to cut at least one practice joint in the walnut before diving into the real deal so that I could get a feel … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 12

I was able to slip down t the shop for about an hour after work the past couple of evenings and size, cut and fit the drawer fronts the current HB Tansu.  One the aesthetic elements that originally drew me … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 11

Today was carcass glue-up day.  There are a lot of parts involved in this and its always a little unnerving.  Everything needs to go together smoothly or I risk glue freeze on a joint somewhere.  Wouldn’t be the end of … Continue reading

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