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by comical_imbalance
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

So, anyone got tips for removing these handles?
I reckon the front of the drawers has had plenty of knocks and maybe bent the screws a little. Was hoping to remove the handles for painting. Any tips from the pros?
by comical_imbalance
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Base with wheels is done.
Today I aimed to get the cabinet made. I also decided to do some dodgy bondo filling on the front face of the metal cabinet.
Pretty happy with everything so far.

by comical_imbalance
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Tonight's instalment.

Not hugely exciting, but progress all the same. With the base built, I can get the biscuit joiner into action and add the back, sides, and lid.

by comical_imbalance
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Hey B, thanks for checking in! If there's a guy around here that knows how to put slabs of wood together, it's gonna be you! In truth, my collection hasn't grown an awful lot, but my previous file IS full, and there are a lot of large posters that don't fit in it simply because of their length. My o...
by comical_imbalance
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Extra wheels in the middle may not be a bad idea. The drawers are attached to the inside of the cabinet in a position pretty much directly above the four corners of the base. I had assumed that most of the weight would be borne in those corners, but I'm all for erring on the side of caution, so an e...
by comical_imbalance
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Plan B. Thick MDF dolly on casters. Hoping that the bulk of the weight of this thing will be spread across the whole base if I use thick MDF. Otherwise it appears that the corners bear most of the weight as it sits on the ground. Casters off set. The mounting plate for the wheels is only about 50mmx...
by comical_imbalance
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Reasonably happy with that plan, I set to work on how I was going to make the rest of the cabinet look real purdy. Almost every part of this is new to me so it's all a learning curve, I just happen to dig learning stuff. I went and trawled youtube for panelbeating tips, bondo usage, metal preparatio...
by comical_imbalance
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Plan A was to make a dolly and sit the shell of the cabinet on that. The dolly would have 4 heavy duty casters on it to make it easy to move if I had to. I can't imagine it being moved much, except for the occasional clean, but I couldn't even imagine how I was going to get the thing into position w...
by comical_imbalance
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Ha, thanks.
I'm hoping to do a time lapse every time I put in any decent amount of work. I'd like to have some cool progress time lapses by the end of it.
by comical_imbalance
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

This thing is just so heavy it was going to be a nightmare to work on as one big unit, so I set about dismantling it. Apologies in advance for gratuitous arse shots. http://www.youtube.com/v/ukV4vnfzSdY With the drawers out, I can clean them up individually. I am hoping to not have to go through a c...
by comical_imbalance
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

After getting this thing into my shed I had to get organised so I had a place to work on it. I also picked up a couple of wooden pallets and wanted to make a workbench. I have a big shed, but nowhere to work. Until now. http://www.youtube.com/v/5KpGhJMt_k8 [/quote] You can see the flatfile on a make...
by comical_imbalance
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Re: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

Here goes: Plan is to do some dodgy panel beating on this, paint it, and get it to the point where it looks like a feature piece of furniture instead of a 400lb piece of junk left over from a 1960s classroom. http://i.imgur.com/868cgbE.jpg This thing is mad heavy. Bullshit heavy. My Dad and I strugg...
by comical_imbalance
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Art Care
Topic: Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5698

Viv's backyard flatfile refurb thread

So there's been a few changes around my house of late. Long story short, I need a bigger flatfile, and it will be moving out from under the bed and into a very prominent place in the middle of the house. I have been loving iambillyg's thread about flatfile refurbs, so I thought I'd start a kind of p...
by comical_imbalance
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Community Sales Threads
Topic: Australian FS/FT thread
Replies: 2519
Views: 128849

Re: Australian FS/FT thread

TOTM wrote:Hahaha! Yesss, welp! And good ol' Kalamunda hey? Cool, me old stomping ground... Ahhh, Lillee's country up there mate!
ex Lesmurdie boy here. Now living on the flats.
Also an ex-Matteos employee. Anyone?