My first project

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Project by rentman posted 03-17-2007 04:05 AM 1745 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first thing I ever made.After making this I steped back and said I was born to do this.It was the hardest and funest thing I ever did.(the scrap pile was more than it took to make it.)I will have this forever,this changed my life.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#1 posted 03-17-2007 04:08 AM

Very nice for a rookie

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#2 posted 03-17-2007 04:11 AM

Very nice, do you wish that you made it bigger?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 03-17-2007 05:21 AM

It over 6 wife wanted it that wide,but yes if i made it now it would be wider

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#4 posted 03-17-2007 05:25 AM

You first timers scare me! That’s beautiful.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 03-17-2007 05:46 AM

The truest definition of a Lumberjock…. “this is my first project…” nothing like starting off easy ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 03-17-2007 05:48 AM

This woodworking thing just gets some peoples. Makes me feel alive. Part of creation not just an observer.

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#7 posted 03-17-2007 05:55 AM

I forgot to say in my comment I made it 6 yrs ago.btw thanks

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#8 posted 03-17-2007 11:58 AM

you people and your “firsts” .. amazing.

what a treasure!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 03-17-2007 01:42 PM

Very nice rentman so did you stick with it? Woodworking I mean? I know what you mean about the extra lumber, my first project was a maple chair, for a the wood I bought at Menard you could have built 3. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 03-17-2007 02:45 PM

Did I stick with?Im a woodworking junkie when Im not in my shop Im thinking about my shop.If my wife would let me put a bed in there I would.I already have a tv,vcr,dvd and cable in there.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#11 posted 03-17-2007 04:03 PM

That’s great for your first project. You must have been born with a wooden sliver in your thumb. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 03-17-2007 04:18 PM

Yo, Phil,
Buy a Hammock. I got one. Tell her it’s so you can take a nap without bringing all the sawdust into the house.
THIS was my very first project… took me 3 complete months

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#13 posted 03-18-2007 08:53 AM

Nothing like starting small. LOL Nice work, RM. It reminds me of bro Tex’s first project.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#14 posted 03-20-2007 10:29 PM

rentman -

Very nice traditional cupboard. Did you have a plan or copy grandma’s. I remember the days when every kitchen out in the “country” had one.

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#15 posted 03-21-2007 09:29 PM

That’s gorgeous. We’ve got a piece we inherited from someone that’s similar in function that I started to think about re-working, but as I looked at the wood and the design realized that I’d just be replacing bad wood with good in a sub-optimal design.

I’ll have to show this to my sweety as a suggestion for the direction I think we should go with the replacement to our piece.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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