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Project by Sgt_Lobo posted 11-04-2007 07:30 AM 1456 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my idea…I will post some of my previously build projects so you all can see what kind of work I have done and where my current skill level is at. Unfortunetally, I haven’t kept a good digital photo record of all my past projects (including some that I felt turned out really well), so I guess I’ll just post what I have.

My wife likes candles. She keeps a couple of them in our master bathroom and wanted a shelf to keep them on. She liked the brackets I made for the TV shelf and wanted the same type done for the bathroom shelf. She also wanted the same finish. Well the problem I had was that it had been at least a year since I built the tv shelf, so I couldn’t remember which router bits, etc. that I had used. But I winged it and here is what I came up with…

Again, cheap Lowes wood, pickling stain, and wax finish.

Obvious mistake: I but-joined and screwed everything—I should have taken my time and cut dados and glued adjoining pieces. But, in my defense, the boss was impatient and wanted this shelf up in a hurry (she thought she was going to burn the house down having the candles on the windowsill).

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-04-2007 03:57 PM

It would appear that it works real well and the customer is happy. Must be a good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 11-04-2007 05:15 PM

Nice looking sconce. fun looking project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 11-05-2007 04:59 AM

Very nice clean project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 11-05-2007 06:41 AM

A nice candle shelf.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 11-05-2007 09:38 PM

Nice project – seems to serve a need and looks good.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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TomFran

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#6 posted 11-08-2007 05:17 PM

Good job! Hope “the boss” was pleased ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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