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Project by jaykaypur posted 10-23-2011 12:40 AM 1257 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please… nice.

This is the very first wood project I’ve ever done. I like the rustic/natural look of wood and its shapes and I’ve tried to do as little as possible to the wood itself except for sanding. This slab is black walnut? given to me by a friend. I have 3 more slabs of various widths and lengths and I have a huge pile of walnut “brush/trash” that was left-over from a huge walnut cut down on the property.

I have about 20 hours total in this project and most of that was sanding. I finished it with 2 coats of natural Danish oil and then buffed it with a cotton cloth to try and get some luster to it.

I really enjoy the website and ALL of the beautiful projects that have posted. They inspire me to say the least.

Hopefully I will be adding more projects in the future…...............thanks for looking/commenting…..Jim

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 12:42 AM

Thats Cool.

-- Leonard H.

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 12:42 AM

Nice job Jim, its walnut for sure. Welcome aboard.

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 12:47 AM

lookin forward to more of your creations .. welcome to the gang.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 01:47 AM

Jim, ya done GOOD. My favorite wood is black walnut.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 02:12 AM

Everyone on this site that has made a project has had a “first project”. Your first project turned out quite nicely. The grain on that Walnut just pops out and says “touch me”. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 03:02 AM

Nice work Jim. Don’t worry were always nice around hear at LJ’s…. Well just don’t start a conversation about whether you cut your dovetail pins or tails first, you my just start a riot. Just kidding!! Welcome aboard!!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 04:55 AM

That is a very creative first project. You fit right in here all right!! Thanks for sharing
You should have seen my first project.It was a gun cabinet and I did not know about making things square. I made them parallel to the other edge and it came out that way- a parallelogram…but I was proud of it.

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-23-2011 06:28 AM

If this is your first project you’re off to a good start.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#9 posted 10-23-2011 10:26 AM

well done! welcome :)

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#10 posted 10-23-2011 12:12 PM

Super job !

I’ve found that – as it says on the tin – THREE coats of Danish oil (at least) are needed on new wood before the lustre starts to get really good.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#11 posted 10-23-2011 07:43 PM

I love this…. Well done!.... And welcome!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 12:44 AM

Welcome to Ljs we need all the Jims we can get’
This is one cool an unique first project very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-24-2011 01:19 AM

For you to have the perception of this as a first project,I’d say you are on your way to a very satisfying career in woodworking. Well done.

-- Life is good.

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#14 posted 08-04-2012 01:21 AM

Again Great job on another job well done!!!!!!

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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