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Project by shalmond posted 01-25-2013 09:38 AM 1027 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First posting here. Am always open to any cri9ticism, although my works have more problems than a Ford. My tools are the cheapest I can get my hands on and I cant afford new lumber stock. We tore down a barn that had 1×4 siding tongue and groove cedar. I cut the tongue and groove sides off on table saw and run it through planer or use scrub plane to get all old paint off and thickness right. The middle pieces are poplar from girlfriends garage. So, needless to say there is whole lot of wood glue used. I would love to make things out of maple walnut, purple heart, etc, but I have no Idea where to even buy that type of lumber. Plus, there is still a ton of cedar planks sitting there until I use them or burn them when I burn my field before I plow and plant it. I lo0ve all the things I see made around here. Very humbling to see how good you all are.

-- -Much Appreciated

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 12:36 PM

Very nice table, I like the two woods combined like this.
Don’t discredit your work because of the cost of your tools, it’s not the price of the tool that makes a good craftsman, it’s how you use them. Remember, early craftsmen only had hand tools, and many were crude at best, just take your time and use your skills and gained knowledge, and all will be good. I too only buy & use less expensive tools, and spend the majority of my money on my grandchildren.
If you want to source lumber, try this web site:
If you burn that cedar, shame on you. You will forever be shunned by the Lumberjocks society, and be made to pay a penalty, which is making a toothpick starting with a 4 X 4 X 12’, and using only a spokeshave. Just kidding.
Have fun with the adventure in woodworking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 01:33 PM

I love your table. Please don’t burn the cedar!

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 02:00 PM

Beautiful table! I love the design. The way you used the contrast in the wood. And the craftsmanship is fine quality.

And if you burn the cedar all the kittens and puppies will die and birds will lose their voices.
I wish I was closer so I could rid you off that burden :-)

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 04:50 PM

Nice looking table.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 07:12 PM

How’d you get it to stand against the wall on its side like that?

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 12:13 AM

Nice table.
I’m married to a Nebraskan native. They are capable of doing some strange things. Maybe it is all that “flat” land. LOL
You will get better at posting those pictures with a little practice.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 04:07 AM

Very nice work.

FYI I learned the hard way that posting on this site is a learned science. Host your picture on photobucket and post it from there. The auto rotation doesn’t happen. Quite a bit of trial and error for me to figure it out.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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