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hand hewn local cyprus TV stand

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Project by Roswell posted 04-18-2012 08:05 PM 1032 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. I’m a wood n00b. I love everything about it, and want to learn hand techniques before I get sidetracked with power tools. This is our bedroom TV stand. About a year ago I got some freshly sawn cyprus just down the road. It has been drying—and warping, checking, etc—in my garage for quite a while. I travel a lot and managed to pick up #3 and #4 Sweethearts this fall, so I’ve spent the last month or so restoring, sharpening, tuning, and learning how to use them. The edge banding was brought flush to the birch plywood with them, the joints finely tuned, and all cyprus smoothed. I had entertained the idea of pinned tennon joinery, but I didn’t have a decent set of chisels at the time, and the Mrs. was very eager to get the TV off the bedroom floor. Thanks dad for that nifty Kreg pocket hole jig…

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_





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NaFianna

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 08:55 PM

Well done very impressive.

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 10:58 PM

Beautiful job on this. Looks very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roswell

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 11:24 PM

That’s because I only loaded the good pix…

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 04:46 AM

AAGGGHHHHH…pocket holes!

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TDog

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 06:15 PM

Looks great, and I am working to learn as much hand joiner as I can myself.
Keep up the great work

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 06:16 PM

I hear ya on tactful photography, some views are better than others…LOL

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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