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Project by GuitarFreak posted 01-31-2007 03:22 AM 1233 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project. I went to a shaker class with my father. The class was taught by his woodworking club. When I got there they didn’t have any wood for me to make the table, but one of the other students gave me his wood. So, I could make it and not just watch.

The table is made from white pine. I’ve not finished it yet. Still trying to figure it out – Stain or paint.





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Obi

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#1 posted 01-31-2007 04:40 AM

Paint is just wrong. Tell your Dad to step away from the keyboard and give you a few pointers

For cryin’ out loud, Karson, it’s been 2 1/2 months and you haven’t helped the kid yet?

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oscorner

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 05:06 AM

It sounds like the guys at your father’s woodworking club are a swell bunch of guys, especially the one who gave up his wood so that you could build the table. I must agree with, Obi…stain it!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Obi

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 05:09 AM

The original post was here

By-the-way, nice job on your first project

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Karson

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#4 posted 01-31-2007 05:37 AM

Obi: The table was in use as part of a changing table for all of the grandbabies, for Christmas and News Years. And, of course, his brother used a magic marker to put a border on some paper. He wasn’t too careful with the marker so it ended up on the table top. A nice green stripe across the top. It’s been sanded out and has a coat of sanding sealer on it now.

-- 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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Obi

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#5 posted 01-31-2007 05:55 AM

Gotta love them magic markers. And i know it will stretch you to your limits when ANYONE magic markers your not yet finished wood. Nobody got hurt, I hope.

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-31-2007 06:00 AM

No: It was not found for a couple of weeks, because it was covered up with a changing table pad.

-- 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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Don

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#7 posted 01-31-2007 09:43 AM

Now Karson, we’ve all seen and read about your incredible wood supply. And you let your son show up at the club with no wood? Well, perhaps there’s a method here. Why use your wood when you can use someone else’s?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 01-31-2007 01:42 PM

the table is beautiful. You must be very proud of the results of your work with the wood.

I think we can see the pride in your face, in both the pictures.. My guess is that this table will have a place of honour in your home (and for many generations!!)

Congrats on a beautiful piece of work. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

(and re: the crayon? The table already has a history to it—a story to be told at every family get-together

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 01-31-2007 01:57 PM

Great job for a young man to accomplish, you have two proud parents there. I’ll bet your Dad will let you into his wood supply now. Stain it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 02-14-2007 06:42 AM

Looks Great and by all means Stain Paint is for Walls.

-- Billp

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