First Project (for my wife)

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Project by shopguy333 posted 543 days ago 776 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is also my first posting so we will see how it goes. The chest is from a plan in WOOD Magazine. A friend with a nice shop gave me guidance. Since then I have built a shop in my backyard and I’m in the process of setting it up. Long list of things to make from ideas here on L.J.

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#1 posted 543 days ago

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your first project. Its great! I like the curved element on the front. My first project was a hand cut dovetail chest, which I gave to my daughter. I followed plans from an issue of Woodsmith magazine.
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#2 posted 543 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s…. Very nice work and great pictures…. Im sure your wife is very proud of your gift. Please keep posting and Thanks for Sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#3 posted 543 days ago

Beautiful job.

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#4 posted 543 days ago

Looks great

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#5 posted 543 days ago

Beautiful chest, great looking craftsmanship. Well done. Welcome to LJs.

-- "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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#6 posted 543 days ago

nice work

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#7 posted 543 days ago

Thanks for the positive feedback.
Been a voyeur here for over 2 years now.
Seems like a great group of craftsmen

Forgot to mention the oak was from a building lot. From standing tree to this.

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#8 posted 543 days ago

Wow! I’d be pretty pleased with myself if that was my first project! Check you out!

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#9 posted 543 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Very nice for a first project! You must be a natural!

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#10 posted 543 days ago

That’s a nice design. And beautifully executed! Lucky lady!

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#11 posted 541 days ago

An elegant looking box, like the design with smooth lines and joinery. Wife will be happy and proud.


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#12 posted 541 days ago

Dovetails and breadboards on your first project? You like to jump in with both feet! Nicely done!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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