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Project by Rob Sukach posted 03-02-2010 12:40 AM 1626 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these for my wife as an anniversary present. The design is from Woodsmith #185. Made from maple and paduk, finished with four light coats of Arm-R-Seal.

The second picture is the pile of paduk pieces that I managed to cut with half the joints on the wrong side. Sigh.

Thanks for looking!

Rob Sukach

-- Rob Sukach, Grapevine, TX

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 12:57 AM

Very nice – I seen these and wanted to build them, but alas time is a premium.. Yours turned out very well

Thanks for sharing..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 01:45 AM

I saw those too. Nice job!

Maybe you can use the ‘mistakes’ for a doll house size pergola? :)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 04:06 AM

Good Job.
I attemted the same project. I started out building 6 ended up with 3. I also have a large pile wiht the joints on the wrong side so your not alone. Yours ended up better than mine.


-- Duane, Ohio

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 05:17 AM

Very nice. I also built the candle towers and like yourself and others I had a few wrong side grilles.
They are a nice addition to our fireplace.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 06:01 AM

nice job… looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 06:06 AM

Very nice project. Seems oriental in design—perhaps your choice of wood lends itself to that.

-- SteveL

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 04:36 PM

Great job on the project. I noticed that one and have it on my “to do” list which is about 800 projects long :) These came out really nice.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Rob Sukach

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#8 posted 03-02-2010 08:23 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

If I was doing it over again, I’d come up with a way to cut the joinery on the grille pieces as solid stock before cutting them to into strips and then finished length. Working with those small pieces on the table saw made me a little nervous.


-- Rob Sukach, Grapevine, TX

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 01:38 AM

nice job. the design is great as is the execution

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#10 posted 03-03-2010 01:42 AM

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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