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824 days ago

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.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 824 days ago

^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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

Either one of these:

or one of these:

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

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#7 posted 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

Here a link to check out the large piece.

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

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#11 posted 824 days ago

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 824 days ago

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.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#13 posted 824 days ago

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 :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#14 posted 824 days ago

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 824 days ago

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

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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