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Project by Critterman posted 2404 days ago 1359 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, here is another project. This was a practice piece really…I’d just bought a new hollow chisel mortiser and tenoning jig and was desperate to try it out (you know how it is…lol) Anyway, the mortise and tennons came out great and in the end so did the rest of the table. My first furniture piece, very simple, but it came out well. Very happy with the drawer, except the dovetails. I have a harbour frieight dovetail jig which I’ve had a few years and now officially “hate” the thing. I’d have been much better off learning and cutting my own dovetails. The color came our much more red than my sample, but again just a practice pieceso it was Ok. The top is oak, the bottom is all pine, legs from an old 2×10 I had laying around….got to love what you can do with stains and finish…lol. My son uses it as a bedside table so even the prototypes (as Norm calls them) can be useful.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2404 days ago

Very nice for just practice. When you do the real thing will I need to pay to see it?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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schroeder

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#2 posted 2404 days ago

abso-lutely stunning! -very nice work! your to hard on yourself – as muh buddy Cronk says – ”...you only have to please yourself and you don’t have to tell everything your know…”

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Lynnard

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#3 posted 2404 days ago

Good job, looks awsome! I just started my first piece of furniture and it happens to be a night stand. I am going a little wild with it, should be done in a few weeks. I hope it turns out ok. Keep up the good work!

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Chris

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#4 posted 2404 days ago

Looks Great! I love simple pieces…. They can be very satisfying for some strange reason :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2404 days ago

Nice looking table – if it comes out usable, then it’s not a practice piece – it’s I meant to do that piece :-))

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

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2404 days ago

Neic job. If that is your first piece you sure have a lot of potential for future pieces.

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Critterman

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#7 posted 2404 days ago

Thanks everyone, one of these days I’m going to try a whole bedroom set, but need more shop space first…can’t wait.

Lynnard: Notify me when you post loved to see what you do :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Krisztian

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#8 posted 2401 days ago

Looks Great! I love the shaker style.

-- Krisztian VA My website: www.vacarpentry.com

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jeanmarc

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#9 posted 2272 days ago

Nice looking table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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lew

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#10 posted 2271 days ago

I’m with Krisztian on this one!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#11 posted 2271 days ago

Jim: A great table and the joints look great. A nice job.

-- 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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Critterman

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#12 posted 2270 days ago

Thanks guys, I greatly appreciate you kind words…as an update my son has been using the table for a bedside table since it was finished. Still looking good and the drawer goes in and out like silk…I must have done something right…LOL Thanks again.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 2254 days ago

Thats a nice shaker side table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 2040 days ago

practice makes perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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