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Blog series by therookie updated 06-12-2011 05:07 AM 12 parts 24559 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Part One: What is on my list?

03-13-2011 04:47 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

Well I am only 16 but I have a bucket list I would like to do before I am 18. There are a list of 10 projects that I would like to complete in this two year period. 1. Pie Crust Table2. Barristers Bookcase3. Glass Door Bookcase with cabriole legs4. Bombe Chest5. Queen Anne Highboy6. Queen Anne Spice chest on a Base7. Maloof Style Rocker8. Armoire9. Maloof Music Stand10. Double Rocking Chair Thats what I posted in my most recent forum post. Now this might seem like an ambitious list to d...

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Part 2: Part Two: Segment One- My pie crust table

03-13-2011 05:10 AM by therookie | 2 comments »

Well what put this on my list of projects is Garyk and his blog about his interpretation of the classic chippendale pie crust table. Well reading on how he built his and what I would need to do, I decided to put a spin into the classic design and make it a really unique table. Well when I was doing research on how the classics were built they were out of mahogony or walnut traditionally. I did not have any on hand so I used what I had and that was Quater Sawn White Oak. Now according to diffe...

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Part 3: Pie Crust Table-Segment 2: Set back

03-25-2011 02:52 AM by therookie | 0 comments »

Well it has been interesting since I last posted an entry, I had the table top glued up and the outside profile cut and was starting on the inside when I started this Blog entry. well when I was hollowing out the center, I forgot the wood moves. well to my dismay, the table top cupped a good 3/8” and I was think great now wat. So I put weight on it to straighten it and nothing so I made a custom frame work to go underneath it to suck it flat so I can finish the inside and get to carving...

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Part 4: Segmant 3: Finally finished with the table.

04-07-2011 08:06 PM by therookie | 4 comments »

Well I can cross the table off my bucket list. I am extremley happy with the way it turned out for me being a novice woodworker and all. Here is the completed table with the carvings and the finish put on. Now I was going to carve the pecans in but I thought they would show up better if I burned them in so that is what I did. When I was making the center pedestal, I thought of trying to turn one but decided against it because I have never turned anything. So I made a Hexagon Bas...

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Part 5: Part Three Segmant One: The BARRISTERS BOOKCASE.

04-07-2011 08:26 PM by therookie | 7 comments »

Ok now this project has a lot of meaning in it. When I was going through the table part of my projects, I thought about giving up and cutting the table up into firewood and then burning it. But my mom was always there with my dad saying take a break and come back to it when you calm down. Well as a way to thank them, I would like to say thanks and make them somthing special. This will be my moms mothers day present. So I thought that I would “dedicate” my next project to them both...

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Part 6: Segment Three Part Two: I feel really accomplished today.

04-08-2011 03:13 AM by therookie | 0 comments »

Well as I stated before I got the Ash for my Barristers Bookcase yesterday and milled it to rought width and length. So today, I started gluing up panels for the sides, backs, bottoms and the top of the bookcase. Well starting at 9am and getting finished at 9pm was good in my mind to glue up thirteen panels when you can only do two at a time because of the lack of clamps that I have. So after letting the glue set up for an hour at a time, I took the panels out and then sanded them dead flat t...

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Part 7: Segment Three Part Four: The case assemblies are starting to take shape with the doors.

05-04-2011 01:55 AM by therookie | 4 comments »

Well as you read above, the cases are coming together rather nicley. I have made some head way with the bookcase but was put on hold for a little while because I was taking care of the planning stages of my Eagle Scout Court Of Honor. But that is another story. Here is a pic of a case assembly dry fit together with out the door and then with the door. So as you can see the bookcase should hopefully be finished by mothers day. I am going to finish it with danish oil and maybe shella...

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Part 8: There has been some changes

05-18-2011 04:08 AM by therookie | 4 comments »

Well after looking at my projects that I would like to complete, and getting a pretty nasty response to one of the many letters I have sent out, I have decided to make some changes to my “Bucket List”. The first part of business is the new list. 1.Pie Crust Table2.Barristers Bookcase3.Queen Ann High Boy4.Spice box on a frame5.Bombe Chest6.Maloof Style music Stand7.The Ultimate in workbenches8.Shop carts with built in storage9.Norms Router Table10.Windsor Chair (Hand Tool Heavy ...

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Part 9: Segment Three Part Four- Sorry guys

06-04-2011 08:20 PM by therookie | 3 comments »

Well I finished up the barristers bookcase over the past week and have the cases ready for glass, but the whole thing was put away in the attic until I make room in the basement for the bookcase. I will take and post pics when I pull it down from the attic and put it back together. Sorry I did not take pics before it was put away but I have a lot on my plate between school and other projects and football starting back up. I will be blogging about my heavy duty mobile work bench next. So until...

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Part 10: Segment Four Part One- I am gonna tease you with this.

06-05-2011 05:03 PM by therookie | 2 comments »

When I first started my bucket list, I had planned on making a cabinet based work bench well every good plan gets changed at least once throughout the process of planning. When I say that it gets changed boy oh boy do I mean it. The first issue that I noticed with my original design that I drew up of the bench was the overall cost of the bench. For a 6 foot bench, it would have cost me over $1500 just to get the materials to get started. So Now I go into the changes I made. 1. The wood:...

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Part 11: Segmant four part Two- the assembly of the bench has begun

06-10-2011 04:31 AM by therookie | 0 comments »

!Well today I made some progress assembling the sides and “t” braces of my bench. I have to put the end aprons on then I need to make the tops sections and other stuff like that. This is the screw pattern I used to attach the T-Braces This is the long side. one of them. I will be posting more as i get it done

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Part 12: Segment Four Part Two- Almost done assembling

06-12-2011 05:07 AM by therookie | 1 comment »

Well today was an extremley busy day my dad and I went and did a tree clean up job for a guy in my scout troop. We hauled out 2 mounded 8’ x 16’ trailer loads of box elder and I got some pretty nice wood but thats a later blog. When we were all done with the tree and had everything cleaned up I got to get back to work on my WorkBench. So I put the end aprons on, made the clamp bars and got the holes drilled in them notched them out and put the slots in the bench top pieces and ...

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