Knick Knack- Paddy Whack...

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Project by grub32 posted 01-27-2010 01:45 AM 1919 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My skills as a woodworker are improving…I have been making simple construction projects for some time and I recently started working on building more complex furniture pieces. I still consider myself to be a novice but getting better. I am humbled by all of your accomplishments in your shops.

This piece was built from a plan from wood magazine. I am using a lot of plans that I find to help me hone my skills and I will eventually start designing my own projects once I get more accomplished. Of course, I will have to expand my tool collection before I can do that.

I created this project for the LOML to hold all of the precious moment figurines that I bought her. This was a birthday present. Now of course, she ran out and bought more precious moments to fill the whole dang thing. Blowing my money for future tool purchases.

Lesson Learned: Though shalt not build gifts that require more accessories to be purchased, lest ye lose potential tools for future.

Thanks for looking,


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 01:56 AM

Nice looking Nick Knake Paddy Whack. “she ran out and bought more precious moments to fill the whole dang thing” I think it’s time to downsize a project I had in mind for my wife .

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 01:59 AM

Hey Grub
This is a great looking little dispaly shelf. nice work

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 02:07 AM

Very nice. Great figure!

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 03:09 AM

looks good man

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 04:08 AM

Very nice and some sound advice…..thanks for posting.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 06:46 PM

Hey Grub, even if you don’t build it, they just go out and buy a curio cabinet and fill that. So, it could have been a whole lot worse. My wifes collection is probably worth more than all of my tools. Just trying to make ya feel better.

Your Knick Knack shelf looks really good, and if its keeps the little lady happy, thats all that matters.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 07:33 PM

Grub: The morel of your build is very true.

A great looking case. But you could probably hang it on the wall in your shop and put tools in it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 06:45 PM

Very nice. Is it Cherry? Keep up the good work.
PS don’t forget to give the dog a bone.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#9 posted 03-14-2010 09:13 PM


Great job on the shelves. I am at the try it and butcher it level on designing and building furniture so I too turn to ready made plans. Do you have the plan number or issue number from Wood Magazine for this? I am looking to build something similar for my son’s knick knacks and this would fit the bill.



-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 12:33 AM

Thanks for looking Jim…It comes from November 2005 issue of wood magazine. I do not have the plan number unfortunately. Its called a Curio Shelf if that helps. As you know, their plans are very easy to follow.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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