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Introduction of Christopher Pare
January 10, 2016
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Hi Christopher, thanks for the update, not good news about the surgery. Hope it goes well.

Glad the forum has worked as a backup. Didn’t think of that as a benefit. Nice! Hope you manage to get some work done on your project before the 4th. Cheers, Stefan

January 9, 2016
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Hi all!

 

I am getting back at completing my bar…  But, I also have Carpal Tunnel surgery coming on February 4th and March 15th.  That said, I’m going to be out of commission for 3 months from February 4th.

 

I’ve also had a catastrophic computer failure in the fall and I lost everything on my hard drive.  Good thing I posted my files here (nice backup)!

 

Let’s see what I can get done…

 

Chris

June 10, 2015
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Hi Christophe,

Sounds as if you are enjoying the Canadian summer, hope we see more of your bar when the weather turns bad.

All the best,

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June 8, 2015
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Thank you, Michal!

It is still a project in progress…  But it really is hard to get back at it with the summer weather and all!  wink

Christopher

June 1, 2015
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Hi Christopher, your bar is looking really nice. Good work.

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May 8, 2015
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LOL @ Stefan!  Now you know why I made the invite for you guys to come to the National Capital of Canada!  I’d treat you guys right!

Attached are more updated photos…

 

Christopher

 

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May 8, 2015
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Hi christopher,

Thanks for posting the photos, it’s nice to see it moving forwards.

Looking forwards to seeing the finished articel.

All the best,

Ness

May 7, 2015
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Nice to see how it’s coming along. Thanks for the update. Ref no.8, looks like you won’t have a problem stocking it smile

May 6, 2015
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Hi all!

I realize that it has been a while, but the weather has gotten very nice here and the Home Bar is being worked on between outside projects (mowing lawn, planting flower garden and vegetable garden, etc.).

That said, here are some “older” updated photos from a couple weeks ago…

Tomorrow, I should have more up-to-date photos.

Christopher

March 28, 2015
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Hi Christopher,

Very nice !

cheers,

Ness

March 28, 2015
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I hadn’t really thought of an exact date, Stefan…  Now you’ve got me thinking!!!

Thanks for that!  LOL

Christopher

March 27, 2015
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Nice one, Christopher! Coming along very well. When are you aiming to christen it?

March 25, 2015
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More updated photos…  She’s starting to look like a Home Bar!Home-Bar-11.jpgImage Enlarger

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March 20, 2015
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Hi Christopher

In answer, we pay our spray shop to do it for us….

However, if we are doing a smaller piece and I wish to ‘not’ save my sanity, then hand finishing for us would be by applying water based stain by brush, we may grain fill before but this would only be on the top.

Then 3 to 5 coats of modified french polish applied with a large polishing mop, sanded back between coats and a good coat of wax on at the end.

This is quite quick, but still a bit mind numbing. Put some headphones on and listed to some tunes before while you work.

Mark

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Hi Ness!

I’m not sure I would call a 21.5″ x 34″ panel “small”, but then again…  I’m a novice wood-worker!

That said, can you guys (this is going out to everyone who’s following my post) tell me something???  How do you guys deal with the boredom of sanding/staining/lacquering?  In other words, how do you keep your sanity!!!!! 

I’m truly loving the “planning/cutting/building” process (and those “Eureka!” moments cool), but the rest takes up soooo much time!!!  And for me, frustration starts setting in (especially after having taken soooo much time getting it just right and then something happens where a scratch is made frownor when the veneer is caught and damagedembarassed, etc.)…

In any case, my inquiring mind wants to know as it simply wants to stay sane!  LOL 

Christopher

March 19, 2015
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Hi Christopher,

Looks great!

3/4″ thick for framing is fine for small frames.

Looking forwards to seeing it all together.

All the best,

Ness

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Hi all!

Today, we have more photo updates…

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Ness,

I’m not sure if you noticed or not in the photos, but one of my biggest “boo-boo’s” (that I made in this build) is now noticeable… 

Do you remember our discussion where we chatted over the fact that the rails/risers of the panels were to be 1″ thick (in order to best accommodate the “framing support”)?  Well… I bought boards 1″ thick (quarter-sawn) which (as you know) meant the end result were 3/4″ planed boards.  I only realized what I had done after all of the boards were purchased and planed…

Of course, this could have been a HUGE/Costly mistake…  But, I was able to recover/continue with those boards as Reg (my woodworking friend) and I believed that there was just enough material to support/enclose those panels when all was said and done.  Whew!!!

The silver lining came as this also saved me having to worry about the quarter-round moulding that I was thinking of using on the inside of the frame – it is no longer needed.

Anyways, I thought I’d let you know and allow you to have a chuckle over it!!!  ;-)

Christopher

March 18, 2015
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Build is moving along…  See attached photos.

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