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Project by hairy posted 07-05-2013 12:59 PM 1597 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.

-- My reality check bounced...





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 01:09 PM

Interseting project nice work.

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

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 01:47 PM

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.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 01:49 PM

This looks like a fun project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 07-05-2013 02:49 PM

Cool little project.

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hairy

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 03:47 PM

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

-- My reality check bounced...

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 04:40 PM

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

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 11:10 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 07-06-2013 01:00 AM

Nice project!

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#9 posted 07-06-2013 01:58 AM

Purdee Kool Hairy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 07-06-2013 05:43 AM

Nice one !

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#11 posted 07-13-2013 01:14 PM

Well done, H.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 07-26-2013 11:47 AM

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. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 08-05-2013 01:52 AM

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 08-05-2013 01:10 PM

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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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