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Project by GeorgeInNWFla posted 05-20-2018 09:52 PM 2804 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Holy cow! I can’t believe it’s been almost four years since I’ve been here. Time sure does fly! Since I was here last I’ve: went back to school and earned another degree, this time in CNC programming and operation, along with several certificates for the same; got engaged to the love of my life, then disengaged from same crazy chick, as she turned out, HA!; got a job as an estimator/draftsman for a local architectural metal company; and finally, developed brain seizures that caused me to lose said job and make my new degree worthless because I can’t be trusted near power tools professionally anymore.

So here I am, back in my (mostly) hand tool workshop, doing what I really love doing, making sawdust. Ahh, the good life. Too bad it doesnt make me any money… yet :).

During my brief employment period, I was able to upgrade a lot of things in my shop, so once that was done, I decided to finally make myself a tool cabinet. The door was an old display made out of old-growth cedar by who-knows who. I refinished that and used it to complete the new philippine mahogany tool cabinet that is proudly displayed on my wall. These are not only my first dovetails, but hand cut dovetails, at that. :) It holds all of my most used tools. It has three coats of amber shellac finish and is attached to the wall with French cleats.

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.





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mel52

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#1 posted 05-20-2018 11:58 PM

Nice cabinet, they say life runs a full circle, seems you may be back where you first started. Good luck and a great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 05-21-2018 01:00 AM

A good build nice work.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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swirt

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#3 posted 05-21-2018 01:41 AM

Welcome back. Sorry to hear that life has gotten bumpy. Nice cabinet work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 05-21-2018 03:08 AM

Nice cabinet work, life has taken a bad turn but look at it this way, no where to look but up.

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

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GeorgeInNWFla

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#5 posted 05-21-2018 08:11 AM

Thanks for all the replies :)

I’m definitely trying to stay positive instead of wallowing and stewing the negative. Actually trying to find a new rhythm to life. Woodworking is supplying a nice beat to build on.

Stay tuned. I’ve got a few more projects that are 95% done, just figuring out how to tweak them to give them that “umph”, including a walking stick that’s part “countryboy shillelagh” and Japanese Tonfa, with a little Celtic thrown in for good measure. Plus, I’m trying to keep the pen/lathe station going too. Just got my hands on some snakewood, so I’m both looking forward to that and dreading it at the same time :)

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.

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mikeacg

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#6 posted 05-21-2018 10:49 AM

Welcome back George (I wasn’t here the last time you visited)!
Nice little cabinet! Woodworking is where I go to relax so maybe it will help you find satisfaction and comfort as well…
Looking forward to seeing your projects!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-21-2018 01:20 PM

This is a very nice tool cabinet. BTW, welcome back!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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