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Project by CLWidener posted 06-23-2012 03:37 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some shelves for my apt. One for my girlfriends stuff and another one for my girlfriends stuff(my things go under the bed). I learned a few good lessons on this project, the main one being patience. Another good lesson I learned is that the quality of your jig directly effects the quality of your finished project. Building a good jig can be as fun as building your project.

The shelves are cherry with walnut trim and mounting ledger. I used bridle joints for the brackets and dowels to hold the shelf to the brackets.

I added a picture of my skateboard(my first love) because it has been sitting collecting dust since I have been spending all my free time in the shop on my newest hobby.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 05:12 PM

Nice shelves! They are well done and so functional with the paper towel rack added! Thanks for sharing!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-23-2012 08:21 PM

Looking good Chris. Building functional projects, and learning lessons along the way…that’s what it’s all about.
I expect to see your growth through your projects. Next time you come by the shop, we’ll work on those skills…and I want to introduce you to one of my best friends…my Dewalt scroll saw. You get one of those, and your skateboard will get very jealous.

-- Steve--

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John Stegall

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 09:25 PM

These look good Chris, and like Jim said, functional. Shopdog is right about learning on every project.

-- jstegall

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