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Blog entry by Carli posted 07-03-2015 04:14 AM 753 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have yet only made 2 things from wood – self taught just to see if I could.

They aren’t pretty or perfect but considering they were firsts for me, I feel I didn’t do too badly.

The first was a puzzle frame. My miter saw was not squared up so the joints are off some. Routering out the back so the puzzle is recessed was interesting too (with router attachment for my Dremel)

-- Nuff Said

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 05:47 AM

Love it! Any project that gets used, I consider a Win.

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 11:19 AM

Nice work on your frame. It takes awhile to learn woodworking, some learn faster than others, but that doesn’t really matter as the journey is where the fun is and we always learn something new from every project either through success or failure. Have fun!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 11:28 AM

My latest project was a rack for an antique rifle.

I used a cedar fence picket end and 2 pieces of 2×4. It does the job

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 11:36 AM

Thanks guys! :-)

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 03:41 PM

Very nice! something you might try in the future when you have slight gaps in your cuts, mistakes, cracks etc… take some titebone wood glue and pour a small about into the cracks then go over with sand paper allowing the sawdust to fall into the cracks on top of the glue and you’ll never even know.

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