Mother's day gift for my wife

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Project by TraumaJacques posted 04-27-2009 10:32 PM 2938 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I know…it is not diamonds or gold, but we are in a recession people. Made out of African Mahogany and Maple with 6 coats of Danish oil. This is directly out of Woodsmith Magazine no changes made other than my own mistakes.My photography ( I think) is getting better do not mind the date stamp I have not figured out how to change it yet.
Thanks for looking.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 04-28-2009 12:45 AM

Looks good. I actually have the plans for this lying in my “I’d like to do that” pile. I’m sure your wife will cherish it. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 04-28-2009 01:50 AM

Nothing says “love” like a desk organizer. :-)
Nicely done!


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#3 posted 04-28-2009 02:18 AM

Looks good! But I didn’t know that husbands send gift to the wives on Mother’s day… Maybe I should do it to my wife too???

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#4 posted 04-28-2009 02:52 AM

If your wife has had kids you need to do something for mother’s day. Nice Job on the organizer

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 04-28-2009 02:55 AM

Looks great project, photogragphy, and date stamp. Maybe a box of chocolates will fit in one of the trays

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 04-28-2009 02:56 AM

Ah, OK I got it. So in my situation, I need to do SOMETHING. I still have 10 days. Mmmm.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#7 posted 04-28-2009 07:32 AM

I’m going to make that once I get a new job. It looks really nice.


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#8 posted 04-28-2009 02:32 PM

Great mothers day gift! I am putting one of these at the top of my list for my wife. Can you tell me what issue of woodsmith it is in?

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#9 posted 04-28-2009 02:32 PM

very nice work. Are those splines or keys. Some folks say one thing while others say the other. I just did my first keys yesterday. One of those mantel clocks from the wood whisperer. Only the one I am doing is 14” x 14”. I will post pics as soon as I am done with it.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#10 posted 04-28-2009 04:40 PM

Any way of getting a copy of those plans. I’d really like to make one of those for my son. I just cut out some pieces for one but it wasn’t going to look anything like that. This one looks very cool.

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

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#11 posted 05-07-2009 02:32 PM

don’t worry I think most of us give our wives something that we made in the shop…it can be a good reason why we are in there some much…

Hon, I have been spending hours working on this for you…great post (nice to see another ontario woodworker on here) I saw a piece of paper from Exotic Woods on one of your posts…is that your stop for most of your wood? I haven’t been there yet, but it is on my list every time we go south…

-- 'Original Rudge' Muskoka, Cdn

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#12 posted 06-18-2009 08:48 PM

yep this is in my to do someday pile too….

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#13 posted 08-18-2009 08:53 PM

I seen this in the magazine, but alas time is a priemum – I have not made one yet…

Looks to me like you did a superb job on it – Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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