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Project by TechTeacher posted 488 days ago 836 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another student project. This project is built of solid cherry with the exception of the back panels. Unable to get into a woods class due to scheduling this student took it upon himself to come in an hour early every morning to complete this project. He used a plan but made numerous modifications to fit his needs. A local sawmill gave him a great deal on some “rustic” cherry which made the project a lot more work but was well worth it in the end as it was possible to showcase some of the more unique grain. The construction is all pretty traditional with the exception of the stock and barrel rests that where cut using CNC. It’s a great example of what can be accomplished with personal motivation and a bit of buck fever might have helped too. It’s really helped to motivate the intro students as they see him progress.

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#1 posted 488 days ago

That is awesome that he had such drive and can motivate others. He did a great job!

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#2 posted 488 days ago

Nicely done, young man. Keep up the passion for what you love to do and you’ll find a trade. God’s speed…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#3 posted 488 days ago

Wow…. he should be an inspiration to other students for sure!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 488 days ago

Nice gun case! He has a future in cabinet making for sure.

Is this the same kid that did the ShopBot desk?

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#5 posted 488 days ago

Great job! Keep up the hard work.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#6 posted 488 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture, excellent craftsmanship. My congratulations to this young man for his dedication and fantastic work, a project to be proud of.

-- "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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#7 posted 487 days ago

Motivation is good! And talent helps? Oh yeah to have an instructor who cares!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 487 days ago

This is the older brother of the student who built the ShopBot desk. They both have aspirations to go into something engineering related. I really didn’t have much to do with the success of this project; the only thing I had to do was be here early and answer some questions. They are both avid Lumberjock viewers, using it for ideas. It is great for the students to see comments on their projects from people like Lumberjocks who understand the amount of work a project like this takes.

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#9 posted 487 days ago

He did a great job!

I was building speaker cabinets, using lap joints when I was their age. LOL!

Oh wait I just used lap joints to construct my shop shelving. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 486 days ago

Outstanding work! Great finish and the wood really looks great. I like the addition of the dentil trim at the top- gives it an elegant look.
However, speaking from personal experience, this type of gun cabinet offers absolutely no security against unauthorized use or theft.

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#11 posted 485 days ago

Fantastic project! He surely has learned well and put into good use his talent and skills, bright future ahead. An inspiration indeed!

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