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Project by BigJerryWayne posted 445 days ago 1249 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my first projects. The scroll saw table was the very first one that was made in about an hour, with the exception of the top. The top was made with scrap 2×4s glued together and planed. I needed a stool to fit the saw table, so I glued some more 2×4s together and a friend planed them down for me. It also doubles as a work bench at times, and seems seems strong enough to set my truck on it. The “B”, for my grand-daughter, took me a couple of tries to get it right The mallet. Not perfect by any standards, but I made it to use, not to look at. Then there is the quarter pounder with cheese and no onion, as I call it. I even cut a small a small block shaped to look like a triangle of cheese that is on top of the hammer part that pounds the glued on quarter.
All of them have imperfections, but with each one I learned a lot that will carry on to the future projects. Every piece is made from recycled wood, and made with a very limited tools.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#1 posted 445 days ago

For your first projects they are a great. Most people would never attempt to do what you made. Your comment about the mallet not being perfect , it looks great to me. Just remember that you are your own worst critic.

I’ve never known a woodworker that judges his work as perfect. The best part is looking at a finished project and saying I made it.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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#2 posted 445 days ago

great projects.the “B” looks hard to cut out.i think the mallet looks fine.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 445 days ago

Cool stuff! I wish my first projects looked as good! I don’t get the last one though, what is it?

-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!

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#4 posted 444 days ago

Great job! Congratularions. Wich measures have the bench and table?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 444 days ago

Such a perfectionist, in my humble opinion these are all great… Not sure I understand the quarter pounder’s purpose but cool just the same… Thanks for sharing

-- Dan

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#6 posted 444 days ago

Being myself a beginner in woodworking,
I find your work good workmanship. Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#7 posted 444 days ago

Jerry, Some good looking first projects. I like the 2×4 table top and stool and may have to borrow that idea from you the next time I make a shop stool.
I also like the quarter pounder. Which I am guessing is exactly what it says it is.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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