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Project by gavinzagreb posted 03-20-2012 06:53 AM 1890 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been a never ending project that has lasted months over winter with various interruptions along the way.
When I started it, I didn’t even own a real table saw, just a CS mounted in a table with a home made fence.
I also didn’t own a jointer and planer either (utilized router table) but half way through a got cheap ones of each.

I started a blog a while back that gained no interest, and I will be adding more to that blog to bring it to the completed sideboard. So, if you want to know about it, follow the link to the blog.

http://lumberjocks.com/gavinzagreb/blog/28613





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 09:36 AM

Nice job, we all start small and think big. hope it works out very well for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 12:37 PM

Its a good looking sideboard. This prooves you can do things without all the latest ,biggest tools.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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tool_junkie

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 03:22 PM

Looks really great. Good Job!

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 04:06 PM

Interesting design… Great job… I like how well the doors hide. Very Nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 10:05 PM

Cool design, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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gavinzagreb

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 08:06 AM

Thanks for all your comments.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 02:48 PM

When one project ends, another begins. Let the work inspire you. Don’t buy cheap tools. I have heard that and now know it is true. You have a great eye, and it appears a good imagination. It caught my eye.

We all want to see where you are going.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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vipond33

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 01:49 AM

This is a very forward piece. Solid looking and also pretty blue, which is most wood’s favourite colour. Great legs, impressive.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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gavinzagreb

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 06:59 AM

Thanks guys. It looks blue in the pics, but actualy it’s dark grey, almost black. The camera flash has made the blue of the wall reflect on it even though it’s a matt finish.

As for cheap tools, there is a saying here, ‘i can’t afford to buy cheap’
Unfortunately at the moment, cheap is all I can afford. The table saw i bought is actually not that bad for the price, just need to make a better fence system for it. Just the other day I took it off it’s dinky pressed tin stand and mounted it in a heavy particleboard cabinet and that has made a world of difference. Next I will replace the extruded aluminium top with something more solid and flat. Depends what i find for free usually.

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 03-28-2012 03:59 PM

Free is good. Checked out your blog on this piece. Well done. Suprised that you had little response. From what I could see it was well done. Maybe you can make some smaller pieces and sell them on commission? If that is possible where you live?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gavinzagreb

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 07:22 PM

Yeah Doc, it is possible, but i need to get some more press and make a name for myself. I’m gearing up to have a bit of an exhibition. Mainly i want to see how much interest there is in the stuff i like to make, and how much money people are willing to spend on it.
I’ve been a street performer all of my adult life. Some times i get paid really well to do it at festivals, other times i just go out, do a show and people give me what they think the show is worth, or what they can afford.
I like the second method better, so direct and honest an exchange is rare these days.
To that end i will sell my wares at the exhibition in the same way. people can pay what they think it is worth.
As most of the materials are free, there won’t be much to lose. I will then know what people like and how much they think it’s worth.
It should also generate some interest and maybe the commisions will come rolling in.

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#12 posted 03-28-2012 07:43 PM

Slick man!!

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me www.kentuckyliveedge.com

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 03-28-2012 08:33 PM

Hope yourway works for you. :) Might take a portfolio to gallery that sells stuff like yours and have them sell for you. Krenov did it that way til he got well known? For me I live in a remote farm area in MN. You know what I’d be paid LOL!

Good hunting!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gavinzagreb

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#14 posted 03-29-2012 05:43 PM

It’s just for the first time Doc, after I know what people are willing to pay given the choice, then i will be free to stretch their will as much as I can.
Most people here are fairly low income earners, but every where there is a percentage of ‘rich’ people.
I’d like to be able to provide something unique, staylish, and affordable.

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 01:11 AM

You got unique and style down. issue is minimum wage? Greg the box maker has posted about his experiences selling his very unique boxes.

Mark Da Cue has written extensively about his journey. great stuff!

Good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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