Try Apothecary

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I tried making Apothecary.
Wood is cedar. Original Design has 3w x 3h Drawer but it was too big. So i’ve changed it to 3w x 2h.
Drawer’s front size is 2”x3”.
but… Cause my cutting miss.. Middle Drawer was a missmatch. so I made middle two drawers as 1 drawer. -..-;;;
outer edge of drawer frame is dovetail joint. Finish is oil stain.
It didnt come out as i planned but it’s not bad.

-- Block

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 07:11 AM

I find that most projects that I do come out differently than I planned. Most of the time I am the only one who knows that it should have been done differently. I think the double wide middle drawer adds interest an versatility to the piece. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 04-21-2009 08:31 AM

Looks good from here. The sign of a master is the ability to salvage and still come out looking good ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 04-21-2009 12:40 PM

And if you are building for someone else never tell were you messed up until they point it out. My wife is a good pointer outer. Nice job.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 04-21-2009 01:01 PM

I like it.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Todd Thomas

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 01:20 PM

looks good…nice job

-- 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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#6 posted 04-21-2009 02:23 PM

Looks very nice piece of wood work.
Ho did you cut the fingerjoints on the longer drawer front? You used shaper cutter?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 08:12 PM

If you didn’t tell us the mistakes we would never know.

I think this is a great first project. You covered many basic skills needed in woodworking. This is necessary for learning and growing.

I think that you are off to a good start. The LJ community will be here to help with any of your questions.

I look forward to seeing more projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 04-21-2009 08:22 PM

Nice looking set of drawers you have here… I plan on building something similar in the near future.

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 04-22-2009 04:18 AM

Very nice project …Welcome to LumberJocks : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 05-26-2009 06:15 AM

good first project ,
and the fact you can learn from mistakes
is sign of long and happy life .
enjoy the learning ,
i still do and i still make mistakes .
welcome , anytime we can help
just ask

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 05-26-2009 06:31 AM

Always make mistakes look like you did them on purpose

-- Tool Maker

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#12 posted 06-30-2009 12:42 PM

nice job … just remember … “it didn’t come out as I planned” = “I decided to change my original design”

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#13 posted 06-30-2009 10:58 PM

Well done and welcome

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 06-30-2009 11:01 PM

Nice little med’s cabinet good use of wood I like the finger joints. or are my eyes deceiving me LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 05-23-2010 03:33 AM

do you have any plans you would care to share? I would like to review some before I try my own effort at such a project. Hope to hear from you soon.

-- Peter J. Blake, Auburn, ME

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