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Project by erniewood posted 03-19-2008 07:47 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was my mother who wanted a copy of a nice shelf hanging on the wall of her aunt. I was barely starting my new hobby as a woodworker, and had just purchased my first table saw for beginners ($99), and I saw this as an opportunity to start with the right foot on my woodworking, and use something other than pine for it…

She sure liked it! As did I! She even liked it better than the original!!!

:-D





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#1 posted 03-19-2008 08:19 PM

good job, looks great! and welcome to LJs

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#2 posted 03-19-2008 08:52 PM

It looks great, especially with the beer steins on it. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#3 posted 03-19-2008 08:59 PM

Nice work and welcome to the site.

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#4 posted 03-19-2008 09:57 PM

That is nice. I really like the grain and finish. Good job.

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

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#5 posted 03-19-2008 10:44 PM

great first posting … what kind of wood did you use ? welcome to lj’s

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 11:50 PM

Looks like a classic! Must be hard to cut all those curves on your new table saw.

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#7 posted 03-20-2008 02:59 AM

Very nice project. I like the finish as well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#8 posted 03-20-2008 10:12 AM

I agree, the finish looks nice. The overall impression is very positive.

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#9 posted 03-20-2008 06:53 PM

A very good creation with your first band saw. No wonder it has pleased your mother.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 03-20-2008 07:00 PM

Looks like a great start!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 03-31-2008 10:40 PM

Thanks for all your comments!!!

Now this is what I used, besides my table saw…

All the curves were cut with a jigsaw I purchased for less than 30 bucks, and I refined it with a drum sander attachment for my hand drill…

I used red oak, and red oak stain, finishing with some wiping polyuretane, and wax at the end…

:-D

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