My first formal project. What do you think? Any suggestions?

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Blog entry by TheGov posted 05-29-2008 01:07 PM 1133 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Class started 1 month ago so i’ve decided this will be my first project. Let me correct myself. My wife has deemed this my first project. I’ve decided to go with Ash for the construction. There will be a few modification to the design on this buffet just because i’m me.I’ll send progress pics as i progress. I have class on Tuesday and Thursdays so this my take a while. This is also the first time i’ve had anyone teach me the proper technique when working with wood.


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-- What can i say i'm just doing what i love.

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#1 posted 05-29-2008 01:31 PM

Pretty nice for a first project. Hope it goes well. I’m interested to see the design changes you make. Keep posting.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#2 posted 05-29-2008 01:42 PM

looks great. a fine way to get started.

-- making sawdust....

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-29-2008 02:04 PM

This is a nice project and you have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a formal woodworking course. I am sure that you will learn a great deal from both this course and the construction of this hutch. Enjoy and have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-29-2008 02:42 PM

It is amazing how much you learn by taking formal classes. I am completing my second quarter in a full time college program. Keep at your off to nice start.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 05-29-2008 03:08 PM

Looks like a great start on a nice piece.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 05-29-2008 03:20 PM

very nice project. hey where are you guys takin classes? the summer sem. starts june 2nd. for those of us at red rocks. have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#7 posted 05-29-2008 03:45 PM

Nice looknig!
Like the design.

-- Wade, Nashville,

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 05:45 PM

Wow. My first attempt at “woodworking” was nothing as ambitious as this. With the teachers to guide you though, I’m sure you’ll do well. Keep posting the progress and remember two things – a picture is worth a thousand words, and, more pictures is better than less pictures. I’m sure you understand the first thing. The second thing is what I always have to tell my wife – quit trying to capture the perfect picture and take a hundred shots and surely one or two will be good. In your case, post all one hundred and we’ll enjoy them all.

Good luck,

-- Jim

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 09:31 PM

That is very exciting as a first project, but don’t be daunted by it. You will have lots of support from your instructor and here at LJ.

I love ash. I think it has an under appreciated beauty and the cost is quite reasonable. It has has an increased sanding time because it is quite hard, but it mills nicely and handles similar to oak.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 10:02 PM

Wonderful. Let me try the making the link work….

TheGov's First Formal Project

Use the following url (it comes from right clicking the image and select properties)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 01-21-2009 01:54 AM

hows this project comeing along gov ?

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