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Project by hairy posted 288 days ago 1001 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted this to look like an old piece that has seen a lot of use. I gave it a mouse hole and left in some scratches and tool marks. The details were burned in.

I started with a piece of ash firewood I’ve been waiting on.

I got one face fairly flat with a handplane, then finished 3 sides on the jointer and planer.

It should be dry enough.

All remaining cuts were on a bandsaw. This is my starting blank.

I set the fence to make 3/8” thick slices and cut all the pieces. I had a good idea where I was going with this, but changed some things along the way.

Butt joints are not famous for strength, so I reinforced the corners .Inside the box, corner blocks support the counter top, outside blocks simulate drawers.

I turned a little mahogany bowl from scrap to serve as a handle.

A little stain and poly and it’s done.

-- brown shoes don't make it...





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 288 days ago

Interseting project nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Porchfish

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#2 posted 288 days ago

I am duly impressed with the steps you went through to produce this lil’ beauty ! Very,very nice ! I need a replacement moisture meter like the general you used in the photo, where can it be purchased ? Thanks again for sharing sir ! don s. Hay-vana Fl.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 288 days ago

This looks like a fun project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 287 days ago

Cool little project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hairy

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#5 posted 287 days ago

Thanks!

Here’s what I’m using. I got mine on sale at either Woodcraft or Lowe’s for about $20.

http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-MMD4E-Digital-Moisture/dp/B00275F5O2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373039053&sr=8-1&keywords=general+tools+moisture+meter

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 287 days ago

Great job hairy. Like always you put a lot of thinking into things you make.
Thanks for sharing.
Tom

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 287 days ago

Very cool project…. I love it…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 287 days ago

Nice project!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Roger

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#9 posted 287 days ago

Purdee Kool Hairy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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moment

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#10 posted 287 days ago

Nice one !

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#11 posted 280 days ago

Well done, H.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Roger

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#12 posted 267 days ago

Good luck in the contest. I think we all should start each day with a piece o Ash. ?? Sorry, hope I didn’t offend anyone. Just had ta say it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 257 days ago

well done hairy … hope you are enjoying your retirement.
Have you heard of any good woodworking jobs or exhibits near Cincinnati?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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hairy

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#14 posted 257 days ago

Dan, I should have retired 30 years ago, it’s that good!

WIA% is coming up soon. I always see some LJ’s there. It would be a good place to get together, there’s a good coffee shop in the lobby.

I can’t get that % to go away above.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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