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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-19-2012 06:37 PM 3012 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2012 06:37 PM

I didn’t know where to put this, but seeing things are slow, I thought I’d just throw it out and see what your woodworking dreams are. What’s that thing you want to make that you’ve never made before? Maybe you think it’s beyond your skill set, or you don’t have the right tools to do it. What ever it is, let us hear about it.

Mine is to create pieces like this.

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 07:01 PM

^can I borrow yours? :) That table is magnificent. I have it bad…admitted…but I immediately thought of what a nice workbench that slab would make. It’s gorgeous.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 07:03 PM

My dream / goal in woodworking since i started a few years ago is to build a Maloof Rocker. I think its the true test of a woodworker. So many intricate joints and details, id love to build and own one someday. Interesting Post RP.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 07:08 PM

I just like makin stuff. Complicated or simple, challenging or easy, painted or varnished – its all good.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 07:09 PM

I’ve always greatly admired the Newport, RI styles by the likes of Townsend and Goddard ….

I’d love to make a block front chest…

or a low boy…

not that I have the talent or time…

but you did say “dream”

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 07:21 PM

All of these I would want to do in a mix of Walnut and Maple, I know not exactly the style of mission, but it intrigues me. The last one, the blanket chest would be a series of them. 2 narrower and taller to act as sofa end tables, one made substantially wider to act as a game cabinet / coffee table, and then 1 made in oiled and waxed pine to match the master bedroom furnishings.

And lastly, something every living room needs…

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 07:23 PM

Either one of these:

or one of these:

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 07:36 PM

My goal is to build a box or a drawer that is really square and true.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 07:38 PM

Me and Charlie are dead ringers for style taste. I’d make that tambour secretary out of a different wood but PA highboys and secretaries are my stuff of dreams.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 07:41 PM

The project I am hanging on the edge of my seat and wallet to make right now is

Dr. White’s Chest

from the book titled

How To Build Shaker Furniture written by Thomas Moser

It’s an enormous case piece that can hold most of the necessities of clothes etc.
It’s just huge and balanced. You can check it out online at his business site or in the book hardcover or kindle version.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#10 posted 04-19-2012 07:42 PM

Here a link to check out the large piece.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#11 posted 04-19-2012 07:44 PM

Beautiful big solid coffee table. Also the other things are allso lovely too great post.Alistair

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#12 posted 04-19-2012 07:49 PM

I’m with dbray45… I just like creating. My ‘dream’ is that it continues to be my outlet. Takes me to a less stressful “happier” place… My escape, if you will.

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#13 posted 04-19-2012 07:50 PM

My dream would be to finish my shop exactly like I have designed it, finish the remodel of the kitchen/dining/gathering room and build the original design dining room table I have planed to go in there. Only thing holding me back is no time and no money; otherwise, I’m ready to go.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#14 posted 04-19-2012 07:56 PM

My dream would be build a kayak, my goal is just to get a really nice finish on anything I make.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 04-19-2012 08:43 PM

I’m a contemporary kind of guy and I think this use of plywood to sculpt a beautiful table is fantastic.

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