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Project by Vance100 posted 03-30-2012 01:01 AM 1676 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from pine. I made it for a person I work with.

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 02:53 AM

Nice stand, looks like just a few clear coats for the finish, brushed or wiped?

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

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Rick S.

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 10:45 AM

This isn’t Finished yet is it? What size is it? Would I be right in assuming you took the Pictures with your Phone. that’s why it’s Sideways and Dark?

I know you’re new on here but we always appreciate some details with a ”Finished Woodworking Project”

It IS a Nice Piece Of Work!!

I took the Liberty of “Cleaning Up” your Pictures. Hope that’s okay with you.



-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 11:54 AM

Nice job. Welcome to LJ’s. Don’t pay any attention to a-holes like Rick.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 12:00 PM

Good looking stand, I like the subtle curves at the top of the book holder. Is that mortise and tenon joinery on the base? Great first post.

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

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 12:11 PM

Nicely done. welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 04:42 PM

WTF did you do to my eyes Rick? Seriously, learn to photoshop and stop taking slightly dark pictures and overexposing them to the point where my eyes bleed.

You haven’t even put a project up in 2 years so I don’t know why you are judging others for contributing when you just go around being a moron.

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 04:51 PM

Hi Vance
Welcome to Ljs
I really like your book stand it’s really a unique design and good build great job.
Just know we all usually get along very well on Ljs and we are glad you joined the club.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 09:22 PM

That really turned out nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 09:52 PM

Sorry for the crude post. I was so excited to post something, that I posted in haste from some pictures on my computer that I took a couple months ago. The legs are construction grade 2×4’s that I cut on the table saw. The rest is a couple 1×4’s and 1×12. I don’t remember the dimensions, but you can use the magazine as a reference on the scale. Most of it is held together with pocket holes screws and glue. I really want to get into making all the cool joints, but I’m still learning and my equipment isn’t the best. It is one of my first projects. I’m just starting out woodworking. I have a cheap table saw, jig saw, drill, pocket hole jig, router, some clamps and random orbit sander. If you look to the left of the book stand, you’ll see my workbench. It is an old dresser that was broken. I’ve since moved on to a hollow core door as a work bench and purchased a band saw. The piece is actually unfinished. I did sand it to 320 grit ready to be finished. I usually finish by using wipe on poly that I make myself from mineral spirits and poly. My friend wanted to finish it himself, so it was left “unfinished”. I didn’t want to leave it that way, but he insisted. I’ll definitely post more projects as I make them. Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate them all.

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#10 posted 03-30-2012 09:59 PM

Every piece is a learning experience for all of us,each project grows in it’s refinement of workmanship and design. I think this is an excellent job and as time passes the next one might have some of those cool joints. We all learn from each other around here. don’t sweat the small stuff.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 11:25 PM

No need to apologize for the quality of the post. There are some here who con photograph and document projects and put out a perfect project and some like me that struggle with pictures as much as I struggle with what I put down in writing. There are some highly talented folks in all kinds of mediums. We have a wide spectrum, most are kind in word and deed.
Nice cabinet, thanks for sharing. Looks like you put a lot of good work into it.

-- Mel,

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Rick S.

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#12 posted 03-31-2012 12:13 AM

My apologies to Vance for my Posting and thanks for the Explanation. Also to MOST others. THIS POST was not the appropriate one to “Pick On”.

Unfortunately the 5 Complimentary PM’s I received about this “Type Of Posting” (Not this one) chose not to post on here.

BIG Kev: Thank you. Some of us don’t have one which results in a Severe Back Up. Hence the Expression “S—T For Brains”. Perhaps a Laxative would help. Post like your ”I vow to never open a non-shop talk forum again. Ever. Not even this one. Who will join me? Prove that point.

Seabiscuit: Great Name for a Great Horse! It’s not photoshoped. You’ve put up how many Projects? “0”!! As for the “Moron” comment. Ever hear of the “Pot Calling The Kettle Black”? Your “Bleeding Eyes” are probably just a Symptom of Problems “Farther Back”.

Jonathan: So which is it ”Jonathan” or your Other Identity “WudnHeven”. I guess your right ”it’s no big deal”. and Your Town Most Certainly has one

Don’t bother. Off my “Watch List”. Forget the “Nasty PM’s”. They won’t work either.

I look forward to seeing more of your Projects Vance. If I can be of assistance in any way. Do not hesitate to ask.

Regards: Rick

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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