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    Default First try - blanket box

    So my wife and I tried our hands for the first time

    I couldn't be bothered bringing the air compressor into the house, so first things first I went shopping. I didn't really do any research so I kept things simple and cheap (I think)

    this thing worked ok. It could use some more oomph some times.




    17mm ply from everyones favourite



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    They had this grey velvet on special



    and this stuff from clark rubber


    and some hardware (hinges, tacks, button etc) that I ordered online from random ebay shops

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    The next part was easy - just basic woodworking. Dont ask why I had to plane this, I'm just an idiot





    the next steps were the true challenge.

    At some point I had to make my own needle from thick wire















    this is for the legs




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    And this is the finished thing



    fitting those hinges over the fabric was a major PITA for some reason, even though I had marked where the holes are












    So overall I'm happy I did it, mostly happy how it turned out, it was fun working with my wife for a change, but geez that was a lot of work.
    It looked easier on youtube

    New respect for people who do this every day, it takes good hands and patience.

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    Very nicely done.

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    Much more satisfying than just buying a cheapie made with MDF or chipboard. Looks good.

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    As we rarely find reason to say: "what a class act."
    Thanks for the process pictures, I wouldn't know where to begin.

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    Wow, you should be very happy with what you did. Amazing.

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    Very nice job. Can I ask where you gotthe lid supports from? I'm currently making a blanket box myself, a little different though and struggling to find someone that sells them in Australia.
    I cut it twice and it's still to short.

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    Very nice. Really like the grey velvet and the striped fabric on the lid interior.

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    Nice work Spyro. There is satisfaction in the furniture you build for yourself.
    I like the hammer silencer for indoor use!
    Silenced hammer.JPG

    Cheers, Tom.

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