|Project by Paul||posted 12-13-2011 05:11 AM||1570 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I thought it was about time that I posted something since I had been lurking for so long just trying to soak up knowledge! Too tell you folks the truth I didnt know exactly where to start with this hobby! I had nothing really pushing me over the edge to start and finish a project other then the want to smell sawdust. I spent most of my time looking at project plans on the web, getting my head wrapped around Sketch-Up (Which I LOVE), and not enough time deciding what I need/want to build. After watching me look rather than do for entirely too long, my lovely wife suggested that I look for a wood working class to get my feet “dipped in the sawdust” so to speak. I found one at the local Woodcraft Shop, that IMO was well worth taking for a novice such as I.
This spice rack was the result!What I learned/ got out of the class
- basic project planning
- How to square stock
- Shop safety
- types of cuts and lingo/names of those cuts
- How to pick out stock
- All of the above! PLUS
- the confidence to start my own stuff and HOW to start it
- the realization that I should have bought a Table Saw first haha
The rack itself is made of Red Oak and has not been stained/finished yet. As you can see, I made my own silly mistakes with blowout with the dado cuts. It was my own fault on those btw. Our teacher had JUST gotten through with talking about sacrifical wood to prevent that. I just decided to not do it for some od reason. Oh well… lesson learned.
Well folks thanks for looking! :)
-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX