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Project by DynaBlue posted 1827 days ago 1482 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My very first project, completed under the watchful supervision of a woodworking coworker. I had admired some of the furniture he’d built and asked him probably the same question many of you have heard: “How much would it cost to have you build me something like that”. His response was that I should just decide what I wanted, come up with a drawing and he’d help me build it.. so I did. That was back in 2004 and many, MANY dollars worth of woodworking tools later. Good times though. I remember burning out my first random orbit sander (in two days!), chewing the heck out of 1/2” plywood with a dovetail jig and a dull router blade and the panic I felt when using a dado blade for the first time (or three!). Birdseye maple front and top with birch plywood sides.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#1 posted 1827 days ago

it looks very nice

-- hrvoje

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#2 posted 1827 days ago

Nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1827 days ago

Great project! You have my first ones beat by a LONG shot…

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#4 posted 1827 days ago

Nice cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1827 days ago

Nice work, especially on book matching the grain on front.

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#6 posted 1827 days ago

Thank you. I would like to point out that I was closely supervised during this project by someone with experience.. oh, and a fair amount of patience. I didn’t just fly solo out of the gate but I am thankful for him sparking my interest in making high quality sawdust.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#7 posted 1827 days ago

Great looking cabinet. The birdseye maple is awesome.

-- John @

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#8 posted 1826 days ago

Good job and story as well.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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