A couple of firsts

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Project by JimRochester posted 07-17-2016 02:10 PM 1187 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this because I think a lot of us look back on our first projects and aren’t too thrilled with them. But this one has a lot of sentimental value even if it sucks. Back when this project first appeared in WOOD magazine I made a bunch of these for family and friends for Christmas and my passion for woodworking was born. Obviously I had no knowledge of sapwood because it’s all over. This was my mom’s and now she’s in the nursing home. I brought this one home, cut and re-glued one of the glue lines, routed a juice groove, routed finger grooves, installed new feet and sanded and refinished with Salad Bowl Finish. Hopefully one of the kids will use it since it has no retail value.

The other is the obligatory text only sign you have to make when you get a CNC machine. I love the idea of being able to customize and personalize some of these projects. The learning curve is steep on these though. Don’t buy one thinking you’ll be cranking out big projects next weekend.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 03:41 PM

Well done, nice pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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