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Mistake and then I liked it so I had to do another.

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Project by janice posted 514 days ago 2077 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hope you guessed these are going to the river. I made a sink base and toilet topper with the same look. The River Things was a door on my bathroom vanity that I built for the cabin and it was sticking alittle so when I tried to fix it I screwed it up. I should have none better, I couldnt see throwing it away so I turned it into this. I carved out the letters with my dremel tool which was real easy to do and I forgot that thing can do that. I had fun using it. I will probably hang this in my old part of the cabin, new entrance way, behind the door, for rain coats or fish nets or whatever. I liked how it turned out so I made the other one with scrap wood I had. I can’t wait to get back out there so we can finish the walls and get this room done. This is the last room we have to finish. Thanks for looking.

-- Janice





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patron

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#1 posted 514 days ago

these don’t look like mistakes to me janice

they both look like projects
who’s time and place
have finally come

and just perfect for the cabin i bet

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 514 days ago

Janice,

A lot of great ideas come from what we think are mistakes. You’ve made good use of your “mistakes.” They’ll look great in the cabin.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#3 posted 514 days ago

I really like the rustic tone your piece sets off…and in a River invironment…it will definitely fit perfectly!
Your guests will really get the “Feel” of river life with your talented skills with your new builds. For me…it’s a perfect 10! Keep makin’ sawdust!
I’m about finished with another Hepplewhite table (an 18th century piece)....my 4th one! Now time to move on to a new adventure and challenge myself to something more sophisticated….so I’m building a 18th century desk, with lots of details, small compartments, and turned legs….(although because I do not own a wood lathe….I might use tapered ones; not sure yet)
I’ll keep you abreast of where I am.
Good luck on your work. and your family must love your additions!

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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janice

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#4 posted 514 days ago

Thanks guys and L/W. But Paul, you need to post your pictures on here. I’m sure everyone would love to see!

-- Janice

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 514 days ago

Looks pretty good for a mistake ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Turned out great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 514 days ago

They look great janice, I don’t see any mistakes here at all! Love the lettering also! Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 514 days ago

Unintended design changes are all part of what we do. Failure to do something with them is often our mistake.

You should do a blog walk through of your cabin when you’re done.

Keep on building.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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stefang

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#9 posted 514 days ago

If I made mistakes like that Janice, I could call myself a real woodworker. Wonderful work on these for the basic design, the lettering and the authentic looking finish. They should look great in your river cabin.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 514 days ago

Very nice! I like the rustic and retro look.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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majuvla

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#11 posted 514 days ago

Very good looking and original idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 514 days ago

I love these, Janice. You’ve gotten the old distressed look exactly right. 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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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 514 days ago

Those look great, Janice. I can’t believe you just carved out those letters with a Dremel tool.

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

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janice

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#14 posted 514 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Charlie, I made alot of the marks with a bit that I couldnt control real easy, then I looked at the directions and there is a carving tool. I’ve used it once before years ago so I tried it again and it works great! Lots of control with that bit. The only thing is I can’t control the depth but I think it turned out pretty neat. I’m going to have to start using that thing more often.

-- Janice

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ldl

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#15 posted 514 days ago

There are no mistakes just the wood telling you what it wants to be. Just listen to the wood and it will guide you.

Great job on both projects.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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