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Project by Jonas Öster posted 01-03-2012 03:53 AM 1860 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first real woodworking project since wood shop in school, 20 years ago. I signed up to a bring-your-own-wood-and-work-on-your-own-projects evening class at one of the local community colleges in Göteborg on a whim with no real idea what I wanted to do there other than that I wanted to learn more about hand tools. To the first class, I brought the only real wood I had at home – a piece of home center glued-up beech shelf. This is what it became.

Pictures:
1. The cutting gauge
2. Cutter made from an old band saw blade
3. First hand cut mortise and tenon!
4. It fits…





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#1 posted 01-03-2012 04:37 AM

Your first project is fantastic. Keep up the great work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 04:45 AM

a great first project

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 06:28 AM

I remember getting a toolbox gift set from my Grandfather when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It had one of these included. I never could figure out what it was. Now I wish I still had it!!!

Looks fantastic!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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