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just finished this table for my son for a xmas present. i am very new to wood working and i know i made alot of mistakes, but it is alot of fun.
-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood
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#1 posted 10-11-2010 10:07 PM
For making a lot of mistakes it looks pretty darn good to me .. well done i say! Keep up the good work Shamus .. and welcome to LJ’s .. prepare yourself for a new addiction.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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#2 posted 10-11-2010 11:15 PM
Did you get this from a pattern? I tried to make one once….but I couldn’t keep the holes straight and even…certainly can’t “eye-ball” it. I’d like to find a pattern to make one. That’s a really nice table and it’ll be great to play a few games while sipping on something cool!
-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"
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#3 posted 10-12-2010 02:10 AM
Very nice indeed Jim, Cribbage is our favorite game and it would be a pleasure to have a table like that. I think I will borrow your idea and come up with one for the Misses.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD
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#4 posted 10-12-2010 03:43 AM
Turned out great!
-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg
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#5 posted 10-12-2010 03:59 AM
Looks nice! I made a circular cribbage board in High School…uh…40+ years ago. Those holes were all over the place! You’ve done much better, including the finish. We used to play mass quantities of cribbage when I was a kid.
-- Random Orbital Nailer
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#6 posted 10-12-2010 02:59 PM
great table…...this will bring hours of fun to your son!!!..........have spent many hours playing cribbage over the years.
Prez….....Rockler has a cribbage template available for around $30…..for standard size board…......but it could probably be enlarged for any size playing surfac
-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!
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#7 posted 10-12-2010 04:30 PM
Looks good! I’ve thought about making one of these, but I don’t think I’d have the patience for drilling all the holes.
-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil
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#8 posted 12-22-2011 07:06 PM
Looks pretty darn good to me. Congratulations on a wonderful project!
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction
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