This Shelf Caused a Fever

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Project by TJStarx posted 10-07-2016 07:19 PM 1343 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey All!

This was my first woodworking project since high school wood shop. I completed it by borrowing my Dad’s beat-up miter saw and circular saw. its not the prettiest shelf but it sparked a flame in me that had been gone for nearly 20 years. This is attached to one of those under the cabinet Rev-A-Shelf brackets that swing out to hold mixers or other heavy counter-top kitchen appliances. I bought the Rev-A-Shelf bracket for my girlfriend for Christmas because she has a home baking business thinking it came with a shelf (Its called Rev-A-Shelf so I don’t think that’s too much to ask!!!). I have to admit I was mad when I found out there wasn’t a shelf included but I guess it was a blessing in disguise because now I eat, drink and sleep woodworking. I literally cant get enough! Since this project I have completed quite a few shop furniture projects and a big’ole doll house for my daughter (post & pics of all those to come). I’ve gone on a bit of a tool buying binge too (does the need for new tools ever stop???) to get my little shop up to par.

its funny how things work out sometimes. A little project like this (that I basically considered a nuisance before starting) has completely changed my life… Definitely for the better :)


-- Go Tribe!!!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 07:50 PM

Looks great

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 08:50 PM

Welcome to WWA{woodworkers anonamus} WE all need help with are addiction

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#3 posted 10-07-2016 09:38 PM

Too bad it’s gonna explode at any second. Run for your life!

(You encased what appears to be a solid wood panel in solid wood mitered long grain.)

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 01:16 AM

Nice work. Be prepared now for the next phase which is drooling over the latest tools you want, and then of course melting a few credit cards doing so. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 04:30 AM

Well done, congrats, glad to see you found a new activity

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 10:39 AM


Nice work on the shelf.. keep the projects coming!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 06:09 PM

Thanks all, its great to be here. Loving the community already!

-- Go Tribe!!!

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#8 posted 10-13-2016 07:36 AM

Welcome back to woodworking. You won’t be sorry you got the fever again!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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