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Black Bench - My First Project

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Project by PercyMakinstuff posted 05-25-2010 04:39 AM 1475 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Wood project.

There is a feeling of pride that one gets when you make something with your hands. You all know what I’m talking about. And I’m very happy to finally post something.

I have been inspired by all you contributors to this site for a long time. It is amazing what you all do.
Despite not having any good tools, I decided to make a bench for our backyard. I made it out of the cheapest wood at home depot. It is held together with only screws. I stained it black then sanded it and stained it red. I love the effect. My next bench will incorporate gluing. And then I want to incorporate a new skill with each new project. And when I get much better I will get some fancy wood to play with.

cheers!





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steiner

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 04:46 AM

That’s a great first project. Sounds like you have a good strategy to gain skills. You can sure learn a lot from the folks on this site.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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OutPutter

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 04:50 AM

Welcome to your newest addiction. I revel in your enthusiasm and know we’ll be seeing more fine projects from you. I love the design and how you didn’t let materials, tools, budget, or the Home Depot get in your way.

Best,

-- Jim

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Mary Anne

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 04:57 AM

That’s a fine looking first wood project. You are off to a good start.
Welcome to LJs!

I have to confess I am ogling your wood pile in the background. I’d like to take those dark logs on the bottom for a spin on my lathe. ;)

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Andrew

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 05:07 AM

Great job. You already have one of the best tools a woodworker can have….Lumberjocks.
You are well on your way, I also admire your discipline, to learn 1 skill with each project before buying tools and great wood. Wish I could have done that.
Good luck, welcome, and great job.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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MyFathersSon

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 05:17 AM

”There is a feeling of pride that one gets when you make something with your hands. ”

That, my friend, is what it is all about—the rest is just a means to that end.
And you are off to a great start.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 05:41 AM

super first project

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dakremer

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 06:16 AM

very cool first project! I like the design a lot! Great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#8 posted 05-25-2010 06:26 AM

Theres endless wealth’s of knowledge on this site your sure to learn from.
But the best way and my personal experience to gain skills is to go out and cut wood.
Great first project.

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 06:53 AM

Nice job on your first project!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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Maveric777

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 12:39 PM

Great job on your first project. I like it…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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workerinwood

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 04:17 PM

Good job! This is just the beginning.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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JoeinDE

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 05:36 PM

From the first picture, it looks metallic with the reflected light.

Good job on your first project. Three years ago, I was in your shoes exactly, with little in the way of knowledge and tools. I wish I had discovered LJs sooner.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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JohnnyW

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#13 posted 05-26-2010 07:25 AM

Great design on the bench and much neater job than my first project. I look forward to seeing more. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- John

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mtkate

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#14 posted 05-29-2010 05:48 PM

Really nice bench. I know what you mean by that proud feeling….

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