LumberJocks

My First Project

  • Advertise with us
Project by tbone74 posted 941 days ago 1492 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello! I am new here on lumberjocks and I finially got the nerve to post my first project. I used the plans from woodsmith magazine, with a few minor changes. The body is made from maple and the legs from walnut. Unfortunately I had to laminate two pieces of maple together to get the right thickness. You can see the seam, but I went ahead anyway because I really liked the grain pattern of the piece I had.

The holes were drilled out with a 2 1/4” forsner bit with a hand drill. Thats the last time I’ll be doing that! It took all day to drill those 5 holes! The finish is natural Danish oil.

-- Tony





18 comments so far

View David Grimes's profile

David Grimes

2071 posts in 1139 days


#1 posted 940 days ago

Very nice project. Would never guess it was a first. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

View sgtq's profile

sgtq

359 posts in 1176 days


#2 posted 940 days ago

Beautiful wood, Beautiful work welcome to lumberjocks

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

View Tom Huntley's profile

Tom Huntley

48 posts in 1739 days


#3 posted 940 days ago

What a great place to start! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2322 days


#4 posted 940 days ago

Tony, this is a good looking centerpiece that has a nice set of complimentary woods. I tend to favor leaving the center uncut, as you have done, rather than splitting the block like the plan calls for.

Let me also welcome you to LJs. It is good to have you as a member of the group.

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

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14500 posts in 1688 days


#5 posted 940 days ago

Nice job I have also made a few of these and never put the cut in the middle like the plans suggest! Congrats on your first post!

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

View Tootles's profile

Tootles

662 posts in 1001 days


#6 posted 940 days ago

That’s really nice. Very elegant.

And welcome to LJs.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

View CrossGrain (Josh)'s profile

CrossGrain (Josh)

64 posts in 1518 days


#7 posted 940 days ago

Nicely done, and welcome to LJs!

-- Josh, Virginia , http://crossgrain.wordpress.com

View Michael Wilson's profile

Michael Wilson

585 posts in 990 days


#8 posted 940 days ago

That’s your FIRST project?

Good grief. Maybe I should stick to programming.

I’m not one for candles or center pieces, but I’d sure have that on my table.

Nice work.

View Kenns's profile

Kenns

155 posts in 1091 days


#9 posted 940 days ago

Very nicely done. Your only regret, I’ve found after making some of these, is that you will wish you had made about 10 more at the same time. They make great gifts. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

View gul's profile

gul

398 posts in 1462 days


#10 posted 940 days ago

It looks great for a first project.Very neat.

View Pdub's profile

Pdub

875 posts in 1680 days


#11 posted 940 days ago

Hey Tony, Welcome to LJ’s. Now that you got the nerve to post your first project, we expect to see more.

The candle holder looks really nice, I’ve had plans to make one but just haven’t got around to it. If the seam bothers you, next time maybe put a thin strip of walnut between the two pieces (if you have a piece that thin). It will still have a seam but will look like you meant to have it there. I think it looks good the way it is but it is another option.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

View Trev_Batstone's profile

Trev_Batstone

317 posts in 993 days


#12 posted 940 days ago

Hello and welcome to LumberJocks. I made one last week and looks very similar to yours. You can view it here on my LJ gallery. You did a great job for a first project. Looks great.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

109257 posts in 2077 days


#13 posted 940 days ago

Nice work a cool first project with good joinery and very good wood selection.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View alfa189's profile

alfa189

95 posts in 961 days


#14 posted 940 days ago

Wow…Nice job man. I first saw this on an episode of the Woddsmith Shop, and also saw the plans inthe magazine. My first thought was also “I don’t like the rip down the middle”, and thought it made more difficulty than it was worth. So its nice to see you pulled it off with a solid piece. As for the seem on the laminated maple, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. But if you’re like the rest of us, you alone see every flaw in your own work, whereas other don’t even notice it. That being said, I suppose you could always rip a little thin strip off the top, figured piece, line it up and laminate it to the edge of the lower piece, and THEN glue it all up. Just a thought. But congrats on an AWESOME first project! Very well done. Oh, and by the way, I too made the mistake of using forstner bits in a hand drill…ONCE. lol…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

View tbone74's profile

tbone74

64 posts in 985 days


#15 posted 940 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words! I was a little nervous to say the least after seeing all the top-notch projects posted here!
`

-- Tony

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase