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Here is a mantel that I built for mom out of Red Oak scraps. I need to fill the nail holes.
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#1 posted 07-21-2009 03:36 AM
Looking good Charles!! Keep up the good work!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
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#2 posted 07-21-2009 04:20 AM
Charles….good looking mantel. I hate working with oak! It seems everytime I use it I get a splinter. Got a lot of it, you have inspired me to make something from it.
-- Don, Pittsburgh
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#3 posted 07-21-2009 05:35 AM
Really Great Looking Shelf, CJ
I like the edge treatment on the top. You are making great use out of that Red Oak!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#4 posted 07-21-2009 05:51 AM
Beginningwoodworker,Very nice job on the mantle shelf. I’m sure Mom likes it very much. What type finish do you plan on using? I’m with lew, I like the edge finish as well, on the actual shelf. Keep on keeping on, Looks like you’re on a roll, now!
-- woodbutcher north carolina
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#5 posted 07-21-2009 06:45 AM
good job there Charles
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#6 posted 07-21-2009 07:32 AM
Oak rocks! You put an edge or profile on it and it stays! Sand it and it’s glass. Stain it and it glows.. great stuff great job! ;o)http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19274#
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!
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#7 posted 07-21-2009 11:38 AM
Charles Jackson III Cabinet Maker….I love the design. Your mother will be over the moon with this one.
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#8 posted 07-21-2009 05:20 PM
i love the piece of wood under the shelf in the first photo…beautiful…
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#9 posted 07-21-2009 05:26 PM
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#10 posted 07-22-2009 01:11 AM
Hi Charles! Great looking mantel, you did a very good job on it.
-- Robin Renee'
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#11 posted 07-31-2009 10:22 PM
Nice job, I see you are staying at it.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."
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#12 posted 07-31-2009 10:32 PM
Well done Charles a nice looking project well built and designed good looking piece Alistair
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#13 posted 07-31-2009 11:51 PM
Thanks guys for the nice comments!
Todd A. Clippinger
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#14 posted 08-18-2009 04:12 PM
Nice project to use up the scraps. Keeps them out of the landfill and decorates the house, a win-win!
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
#15 posted 09-26-2009 04:52 PM
Yes I love making some out of scraps!
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