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Project by JakeS posted 02-10-2012 09:57 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased a mint shopsmith, 400 bucks on craigslist, as a Christmas present from my wife. It came with a SS jointer and bandsaw as well. So I figured I would share with you all my first proceeds in woodworking. I have never done fine woodworking until this last Christmas.

Firewood Oak Mallet

Unfinished Oak Frame

Large Cedar Frame (added too many details to the design)

Simple Shoe rack

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 10:06 PM

Great looking projects, nice joinery

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 12:50 AM

Looks like that Shop Smith has paid off big. Nice work!

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 02:22 AM

Nice looking projects, keep’em coming, love that shoe rack

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 02:27 AM

Nice projects! How did you like working with the Tung Oil Finish?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 02:32 AM

Looks good! My wife’s been begging for a shoe rack for awhile now. Nice design!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 04:42 AM

Thank you all, you are very kind.

I found out after the fact that that minwax tung oil finish is just wiping varnish…I feel taken. But at any rate, I like it, easy to apply, no drips, can’t decide how many coats to do though.

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 07:00 AM

nice projects and neatly done.

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