my first project

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Project by snickles posted 03-21-2009 09:30 PM 1415 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first piece of furniture or any woodworking project i’ve ever done (except trying to put up crown molding). The pictures also show my “workbench” which is an old plastic table 2ft x 2ft. I used some creative clamping to hold the wood steady, and even made my first jig to drill holes for dowels. I think it turned out alright. Also, am great-full for all of the information out there on scrapers because although I don’t have much experience, they are my favorite tools.
Made of: maple and mahogany top; poplar bottom; finished with “high performance” general finish brand and some paste wax I borrowed

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 09:45 PM

congratulations on your first project!
may you enjoy many more…and show them all to us!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 10:11 PM

Great project…it always nice to get one finished. Good working with the tools you have.

I once burned through and entire 10ft length in 1/16th inch increments and my dictionary of expletives trying to get a crown molding corner to work in my daughter’s bedroom:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 12:16 AM

Good job, snickles! That’s a keeper.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 02:04 AM

Nice project! Just shows that you don’t have to have a shop full of the latest and greatest tools to accomplish something. I’ll bet there aren’t many of us who have carpeting in our shops, either ;-)

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 02:05 AM

You’re on your way. That looks great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 03:16 AM

Thats pretty good for a first project. Nice job. Thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 04:12 AM

Great job for a first project and what looks like a limited set of tools. I’m looking forward to your future posts!

-- Chris

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