These are projects that got me into Woodwroking

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Project by John's Woodshop posted 02-07-2008 03:49 AM 1547 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these projects while I was in 9th grade, my Mom still uses them in her home. After completing them I was bit with the Woodworking Bug. A couple of little tables and a hand carved nut dish. We also turned some candle holders but I don’t have a picture of those. It’s too bad most schools have done away with woodshop.

Thanks for looking,

Edit: I forgot to mention that I am now 50 so they have held up pretty good.

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 03:57 AM

JWS I agree with you on the school shop thing, I got my start there to. Great tables!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 04:00 AM

And a great start it was! Cool.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 04:22 AM

Great jobs! I really like the legs on that last one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 04:25 AM

These are wonderful projects for a 14 year old. At 14 I couldn’t even use a hand saw much less even think about producing something like this. Hey, who I am kidding I would love to produce something that looks like this now.

Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 06:00 AM

These are awesome projects for a kid. Heck, I’d be proud to post them now!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 11:35 AM

Nice to see these projects have stood the test of time. Good workmanship is evident.

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 02:22 PM

what a lovely collection of beautiful pieces.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 05:36 PM

Thanks all for your very kind comments. It’s probably a good thing my Mom has had them. I have 6 kids and there is no telling what they would look like if they had spent any time in our home :)

Thanks again!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 10:24 PM

Beautiful work John, like Charlie said, I’d be proud to post them now. mike

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

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