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Project by matt garcia posted 2236 days ago 2089 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before I had any joinery tools, all I had was my tablesaw and my Kreg pocket jig. I went to Clark’s here in Houston just to admire the 100+ species of wood. I found these 2 exceptional pieces of lumber(actually I found 3, one was a $75.00, 8’ stick of beeswing aniegre that I just absolutely fell in love with but couldn’t afford it, and these 2 boards!).
These 2 boards sat in my garage for a few months, before I could buy a jointer, and a planer, and frankly more lumber to work with. Well you know a guy with a tablesaw, a Kreg pocket jig, 2 great boards, and a whole bunch of time is gonna make some sawdust!! Here is a cd display I made one weekend. Finished in Tung oil.
In retrospect I should’ve saved this board for a few draw fronts on the Highboy. I had no idea I would be building one soon!! Enjoy!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX





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trifern

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#1 posted 2236 days ago

You make me want to go shopping for wood. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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SwedishIron

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#2 posted 2235 days ago

WOW, The beeswing aniegre is amazing. That is a special board for sure. :)

-- Scott, Colorado

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#3 posted 2235 days ago

Beautiful wood…great job Matt!

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 2235 days ago

Great looking project. I think mahogany is a great wood.

-- - Ray

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Bigbuck

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#5 posted 2235 days ago

Very nice, that wood is awsome

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2235 days ago

another fine example of ” what can I do with two boards ? ”...great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 2235 days ago

Nice peice!

Tanks for the post

Callum

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griff

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#8 posted 2235 days ago

Very nice and the wood is great. Very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Greg Wurst

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#9 posted 2235 days ago

Pretty wood! All the good wood costs $$ unfortunately. :(

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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darryl

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#10 posted 2225 days ago

that wood looks gorgeous.
it’s hard to tell with the perspective of the picture, but is that case low enough where the top can be seen? That should definately been in a nice “show-off” area!

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#11 posted 2062 days ago

wow. if the pics look that good, i cant imagine what it looks like in person. very nice.

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steiner

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#12 posted 1964 days ago

Hey, cool story! I have to say, about a year ago as I was finding out all about wood working (from sites like this) I too went to Clark’s! Stayed there drooling for 2 hrs. Now I have a table saw that I’m rehabbing, but I’ve got to get that planer really soon, and jointer and bandsaw so that I can resaw… It’s driving me nuts not having this stuff yet. Although now, after I tried planing a little with the Veritas low angle Jack at the woodworker’s show last weekend, I think I may get one of those before I get a planer or jointer.

What a beautiful piece you made.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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BradHess

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#13 posted 1632 days ago

Very cool wood and CD case.

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