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Project by Nate Meadows posted 05-17-2012 01:42 PM 1562 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister was having a baby shower and my wife asked me the day before to throw together something that could hold all the cupcakes she was baking. I didn’t want to just use dowels and cut circles in plywood. I did you plywood for the discs, though I wish now I didn’t. When I routed the ogee it chipped out like crazy, which I knew it would. I was in a hurry at the time and was in a bad mood. BAD EXCUSES! for bad work!!!

Anyway, for the shafts, I turned and carved little cupcakes. One is upside down and off balance. I didn’t have time to finish the thing before we had to get it to the shower. I was in for an embarrassment. It was packed full of women and it seemed life every one of them loved it….But it was poorly done and not finished? My sister still has it and will not through it out! I promised to make her a proper on soon!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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jerrells

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 01:59 PM

YEP – I’ve done many of those project – TOO QUICKLY – but it looks great from here.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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SirFatty

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 03:09 PM

Anything rushed usually has unpredictable results. I looks great in the pictures, but as woodworkers, we are always hardest on ourselves.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 04:06 PM

Oh wow, You are one fortunate dude to be living in a timber framed house! The turntables look fantastic from where I sit!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 04:07 PM

LOL! Perfection is not in the eye of the builder! Make the next one for you. Might have something here for peoples celebrations that came from learning and doing?

As a kid I was the master of “hurry up, screw it up”. I tell clients a little phrase. The apprentice woodworker wonders “When will this be done?” The master woodworker knows it is “never done.” Just another step in the process of learning.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Nate Meadows

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 04:24 PM

Jerrells,

Thank you very much for your kind comment, its nice to know I’m not alone;).

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 04:25 PM

Thanks SirFatty,

You are right about the rushing part:)

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 04:26 PM

O, Erwin, I don’t live there, that is the house my father is building for my mother. But thank you for your kind words:).

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 04:28 PM

Doc,

You are so right! Thank you for the quote. I really like that, “The master knows it is never done!” Excellent! (What does it mean if I know that, but I am not a master?:) )

Very Gratefully and Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Martyroc

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#9 posted 05-18-2012 01:22 AM

That’s cool for a rushed project, and it looks plenty good from here. As all of us you are very critical of your work, and many non woodworkers think whatever you make is amazing, maybe that’s why I married my wife, LOL.

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

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 05-18-2012 03:58 AM

Thank you Marty! That is true, we are our hardest critics. Thanks for your encouragement.

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-18-2012 11:30 AM

Yum, yum…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 05-18-2012 12:24 PM

:) Thanks :)

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Borgmc1

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#13 posted 05-19-2012 02:34 AM

Very cool. I like the offcenter turning of the upside down cupcake.

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Nate Meadows

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#14 posted 05-19-2012 02:46 AM

Thank you Borg! That was fun to figure out. :)

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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