My first Side Board (quartersawn, white oak)

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Project by Grampa posted 1923 days ago 1522 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from a “beetle killed” white oak that was on my farm. I milled the log and this was one of the projects I attempted.

-- -- Doug H, MI

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#1 posted 1923 days ago

Oh wow. Just terrific.
Can you give some details about the finishing and/or construction?


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#2 posted 1923 days ago

Gorgeous wood and great woodworking!

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

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#3 posted 1923 days ago

Geat looking side board! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Love the wood grain and design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 1923 days ago

A wonderful side board. The ray’s in the oak really pop out with the finish that you used. Did you build this from a set of purchased plans? How was the finish accomplished? Very nice craftsmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Tim Pursell

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#5 posted 1923 days ago

Nice piece! Great looking qswo. tell us about your finish——please?


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#6 posted 1923 days ago

Great Job!

-- He said wood...

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#7 posted 1923 days ago

Fantastic job Grandpa!!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 1923 days ago

Well Grampa your attempt was pretty darn awesome. A masterful job, just beautiful. Love the flecks in the QSWO. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 1923 days ago

I made this from a plan in AW , it was an old magazine , but the plan still worked ok, ha ha.

I mixed transfast water soluble dye- dark choc brn, and med red brn. Then sealed it with a 1lb cut of wax free shellac, then about 4 coats of satin (gel) varnish.

-- -- Doug H, MI

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#10 posted 1923 days ago

Beautiful job! Great looking flakes.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1923 days ago

Beautiful piece. Looks like it just came off the Stickley showroom floor. That’s some great figure in that oak.
Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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#12 posted 1923 days ago

Beautiful wood, very nice design and great craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing

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Todd Thomas

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#13 posted 1923 days ago

great looking project…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#14 posted 1922 days ago

Beautiful. I really like the design and the Q/S white oak. Very good build Sr.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 1922 days ago

Great job, this is really a nice piece of work!

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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