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My latest Project (Twins) with a little help from my wife.

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Project by Sleff posted 1921 days ago 1771 views 1 time favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So for the last 8 months or so I’ve been a little too busy with my latest project to work on anything else in the shop…

These latest twins were built with 20 finger-joints, 20 toe-nails, 17.5 inches and 18.25 inches of material and were around a light 12 lbs total.

Looks like I finished them a little too early as one is still in the shop. But I’m sure I’ll have her finished and with her twin soon.

Their normal color is similar to cherry… maybe dark maple… but when angered they turn a deep mahogany, perhaps even purpleheart! Figure and grain of the material were decided upon months ago.

I hope now that these projects are (almost) finished I can get back to my other projects sitting idle in the shop. (My friends and fellow woodworkers say “no”) Ah well.

-- -Sleff





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1921 days ago

Congratulations !

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

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Christopher

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#2 posted 1921 days ago

You win!!!!!! This is the cutest project I have ever seen on LJ’s!

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Don K.

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#3 posted 1921 days ago

Sleff,
CONGRATULATIONS…..Those are the best looking “Projects” by far in all of Lumberjocks. Twins….wow !!!! I like how “You” did all the work, are you sure you didn’t get a “Little” help from your wife ? lol

Congrats man, they are beautiful !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 1921 days ago

Very nice work Sleff, awesome job!

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

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rosewood

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#5 posted 1921 days ago

Hai,,Congrats man, that the most wonderful things in our life.

DAdy dady dady…..Wow….
I love kids…

Rosewood.

-- http://picasaweb.google.com/deniirawan66

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TraumaJacques

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#6 posted 1921 days ago

Congratulations !

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 1921 days ago

Congradulations on that fine work. You did very well. They are cute as buttons.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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dustyal

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#8 posted 1921 days ago

Well done, well constructed… you’re wife should be pleased with the result! ??? Nicely written, too. Congratulations… but if you even think this project is done… think again… your’re still working raw materials… a lot of honing and the finish work will take years… Yes, as the others have said—one of the more memorable and enjoyable projects on LJ’s.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 1921 days ago

Beautiful…but I’m afraid you will be installing the hardware for many years to come.

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Dadoo

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#10 posted 1921 days ago

Oh yeah! Good job Sleff…(but ya need a different hat). HA!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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clieb91

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#11 posted 1921 days ago

Congrats to you and the wife and welcome to the newest LumberJocks. Good luck with those idle projects, but don’t worry those two will bring you plenty more.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Emeralds

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#12 posted 1921 days ago

Yeah, I made a couple of those once. They’re fun, but expensive. Good luck and congrats. :)

-- JMP

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pommy

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#13 posted 1921 days ago

congratulations couldn’t eat a whole one myself but i thought woodworking was an expensive hobby guess their slightly more lol

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Scott Bryan

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#14 posted 1921 days ago

Sleff this is about as nice a project as I have ever seen. They both are gorgeous. Enjoy them while you can because in a short time they tend to morph into teenagers and then your work will really begin. :)

Congratulations to you and your wife. I just hope that you can manage to find some occasional spare time to generate some sawdust but, with these two “projects” we won’t hold it against you if your woodworking projects are on hold for awhile.

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

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NedB

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#15 posted 1921 days ago

congratulations… I’m pretty certain that you might want to reverse the ‘who did the work’ part of the topic… though. ;)

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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