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Project by Cher posted 12-06-2009 10:43 PM 2751 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my very first project. Equipped only with a router, sanding machine, a pencil and a ruler. All cutting was done with a router. I struggled but kept at it, I had never done drawings before and certainly learnt a great deal. After I had completed this project I came across a woodworking magazine called South African Woodworker, those magazines taught me so much. Unfortunately the magazine stopped coming out a few months after I subscribed. What got me started was all the wine I had received as Christmas gifts when I was still working. All the bottles were cluttering up the kitchen cupboards. (The photos arent very good. My daughter Megan will be coming home for Christmas then she can do the rest of the photos and put them up for me.) The only screws in this project, are the handles and hinges, everything was joined using dell sticks

-- When you know better you do better.





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#1 posted 12-06-2009 10:48 PM

Cher, this is a nice looking cabinet that is even more remarkable given your limited tool inventory. This project is an excellent example that it does not take an arsenal of woodworking tools to produce fine furniture.

What wood(s) did you use in its construction and how did you finish it?

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

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 10:49 PM

wow very nice for a first project you have some talent there

Andy

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Cher

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 11:06 PM

Thank you for your kind words. For every hour I spend doing woodwork it is nice to know Im not the only one enjoying my hard work. I used meranti wood. For the finish I used a 1600 grit wet sand paper and then used a mixture of equal parts boiled linseed oil, vinegar and turpentine (mixture up to 1/2 pint) 1 teaspoon of sugar is added. I actually used this mixture to clean the wood and then buffed it up by hand of course given the limited tool inventory. Im glad I dont have to work that hard anymore considering my tool inventory these days.
Regards
Cher

-- When you know better you do better.

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 11:31 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 11:59 PM

Beautiful wood! I like the door handles…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 01:35 PM

Wow, only a router eh? Great Job! I like that you had not done any woodworking or plans before hand, it shows what a clever person can do when you put your mind to it. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Doug in AZ.

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#7 posted 12-26-2009 11:58 PM

Cher,
That is one beautiful piece! The attention to detail is evident and you were not at all limited by your tools!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 02:46 PM

Wow, I think this really turned out nice. I would love to see more projects from you.

-- Janice

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#9 posted 01-17-2010 07:22 AM

I’ve made a simplified version of this-I know how difficult and challenging it is. You did a fantastic job. It looks great!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 01-17-2010 08:26 AM

Thank you for you kind comments. I really appreciate it.
Regards
Cher

-- When you know better you do better.

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#11 posted 01-17-2010 10:41 PM

Wow!
And to think it was only done with those few tools amazing.
Yes…. Talent for sure.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 12:02 AM

Very nice wine cabinet, I see you lock he good stuff. lol

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#13 posted 01-28-2010 05:53 AM

Really very nice!!!!

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#14 posted 01-28-2010 05:56 AM

Nice cabinet.

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#15 posted 01-28-2010 06:33 AM

Nice Job cher

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