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Project by steve71 posted 11-01-2010 04:47 AM 1733 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

when my wife mentioned that she was going to BUY a new utensil drawer insert I said my typical response ” I can build that.” & she said her typical response ” but I’d like it this year.” I understood her comment we have four kids under 10 with soccer, dance, homework, etc.. but this time I actually scraped together 5 mins.here & there. It’s not much but I feel I’m learning & relaxing @ the same time. I used recycled pine from an old bed & 1/4” hard board for the bottom.





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bgonser

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 04:58 AM

Great job – nice joints, looks strong. Is it finished with anything?

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 04:59 AM

Oh yeah, I’ve said that and I’ve heard that. Good for you AND your wife you managed your time so well. No likely you could ever buy a drawer insert of this quality. It looks great!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 05:01 AM

That looks like it will serve Your kitchen well and Probably earned some brownie points as well !She’s most likely started a honey do list now. Welcome to L J’s and as always, be safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 05:02 AM

turned out good, and I feel you on the “i want it this year” :D

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 05:02 AM

Interesting arrangement of utensils, with back and forth and side to side. That oughtta keep those utensils in their own territory!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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L3Woodworks

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 05:29 AM

My wife’s reply to “I can build that” is usually, “I can buy it cheaper.” And then I cringe, knowing she is going to buy something plastic.

-- We are all just one moment of arrogance away from disaster

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 05:53 AM

I completely understand your “I can build that” mentality. I catch myself thinking that time to time about random things. Looks good! The joints look really tight!

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Pawky

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 07:33 AM

Well done, and way to meet here deadline :)

@L3Woodworks: “I can buy it cheaper.” And then I cringe — I thought you were cringing because it meant you didn’t have an excuse to buy a new tool/toy thus it being cheaper ;P

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 01:51 PM

WAY TO GO. YOU MANAGED TO PLEASE THE WIFE AND MAKE SOMETHING BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 11-01-2010 01:57 PM

It looks great to me and I know that it will be very useful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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steopa

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 02:16 PM

Very nice. I remember talking to an old-timer about getting into woodworking, and when I asked him what the most important tool for the shop was, he told me “Time. Without that you just have a collection of unused stuff in your basement.”

Not that I have anything against my collection of unused stuff…

-- Steopa

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 05:28 PM

my girlfriend always HATES when i say “I can build that” – haha :) good job on the tray! welcome to LJs!!

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

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 09:09 PM

I thought my wife was an only child. Our wives must be related because I get the same response, but “I can build that” is my usual response.

The tray looks nice and I’m sure it fits better than a store bought one. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 09:13 PM

It looks great nice and new well made too well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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steve71

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#15 posted 11-02-2010 02:23 AM

thank you for all the great comments, I’m glad to see I’m not alone in the where the heck does the time go catagory.
begonser i just finished the tray with interior polyurethane.
my wife just asked me if the smell of the urethane will go away & I said I think so. would I be correct ?

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