2nd Walnut Piece

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Project by jaykaypur posted 10-31-2011 02:45 AM 1462 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2nd attempt at a project. There is nothing square about this piece and it was tough to get the legs plumbed and level with the top. As a newcomer to woodworking, I am constantly learning (making mistakes) and I just try the best I can.

This top measures 27’’ x 14’’ and it stands 13’’ high. This was my first attempt at a mortise joint and I did those with chisels. I used sanded slivers of walnut for the pegs in the leg tops and they are not uniform at all, but they did “snug” up the piece very well. The idea was to make a rustic piece and I think I succeeded in that.

This is being donated to the local fire dept for their fundraiser/auction this coming Saturday.

Thanks for looking and for your cmments

PS…Be fore-warned, I have more walnut slabs! LOL

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

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 03:48 AM

Well first of all, let me welcome you to the Lumberjocks community – I think you will enjoy the friendships you will make. Your project looks awesome, I suspect that it would even hold me. That is a nice slab of Walnut – you are quite lucky to have a supply of Walnut slabs, wish I had some :-).

Keep trying and you will get better with each project.

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 05:39 AM

The cool thing about rustic Is not so perfect. great first time.sounds like a good cause.

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 05:44 AM

Bring it on … It gets easier all the time. What a nice thing you are doing donating this great piece to a good cause.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 10-31-2011 05:45 AM

1. Welcome! 2. LOVE the project!

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 01:09 AM

nice work take a look at my walnut projrct let me know what you thiink

-- eric underwood

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