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Project by TheDane posted 1242 days ago 2698 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little project I built as part of a “Lifelong Learning” Woodworking class at our local community college.

This class presented me with an opportunity to work with equipment that I don’t have in my garage/shop at home, and work with an instructor that is a top-drawer professional craftsman.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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ocwoodworker

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#1 posted 1242 days ago

Looks great. Some day I hope to have time to take a class like that. Excellent work!

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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TheDane

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#2 posted 1242 days ago

Kevin—If you can fit it in, it is a great experience. I feel like I won the lottery with the instructor assigned to this class (Kevin Heram—http://www.heramcustomwoodworking.com ). He has 30+ years of experience, is very patient and resourceful, and is a good people person.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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AZMac

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#3 posted 1242 days ago

that’s a nice job. I really like the arts and craft period furniture.
AZMac

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1242 days ago

This is a classy looking piece. Great work, I like what I consider to be Greene and Greene influences. I could be wrong on that part but I still like the accent details.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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dorran

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#5 posted 1242 days ago

Nice oak. Looks well built. What did you use for the finish.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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steliart

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#6 posted 1242 days ago

Very nice work and i like your finish on it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1241 days ago

Gerry, How you been? Hope all is well ! Great job on this, love the color & lines. I also took a class at our Community College as well. Boy it was fun to use all that great equipment. Just not enough time in my day to commit to another class right now.

Great post talk to you soon.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mafe

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#8 posted 1241 days ago

You have learned a lot I’m sure.
You did make a wonderful work, what a finish.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TheDane

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#9 posted 1241 days ago

Dorran—This piece was treated with 2 coats of Danish Oil, allowed to cure for a week, then got six coats of a water-based acrylic lacquer (EmTech 6000 Production Lacquer).

This was my first time out with a water-borne lacquer, and I have to say I like the results. In addition to soap-and-water cleanup and no smell, this material is self-leveling, and has a much longer shelf life … I called the manufacturer and was told it was for one year after opening.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Will Mego

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#10 posted 1241 days ago

That’s a really nice table, congrats!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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peteg

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#11 posted 1241 days ago

Nice job, clean & has some character,

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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gjd

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#12 posted 1241 days ago

Hey Gerry:
Nicely executed drawer and frame matching. Nice build.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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knapp1189

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

i have a question,your trying to sell a log bench,the bench is very sturdy and is nice quality work you advertise it for 300.00 after the first two call i might as well just give it away any body feel this way thanks knapp1189

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TheDane

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#14 posted 1214 days ago

knapp1189—My work isn’t for sale.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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