Evolution of a Shop #26: My finest work ever. Period.

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Blog entry by Cory posted 11-08-2011 03:44 PM 9272 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Tool cabinet update Part 26 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 27: New drum sander »

I’ve been busy in the shop lately. I’ve built several tables and some other misc things for the house:

floating top table from oak and walnut

tea light holder from spalted maple

But, none of that even compares to one of the best afternoons I’ve ever had in my shop. This project was handcrafted with the finest of care by me and my shop helper. It took hours to complete and is, in my humble opinion, my finest work ever:

Jackson and I played with all of my cut-offs for the entire afternoon building castles and forts. The dinosaurs, star wars guys, and army men won a hard fought battle against the lego guys, knights, and pirates. After a long drawn out war, we rewarded ourselves with cookies and milk.

Best. Day. Ever.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 11-08-2011 03:50 PM

Absolutely awesome Cory. My kids love cut offs more than any finished project I ever make. They build cityscapes and draw windows on all the buildings. Great times in the shop for sure. Thanks for posting.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 05:37 PM


Stellar job, as usual, bud, on the build of the table and candle thingy… I like the contrast of woods on the table….goes nicely together, and the tapered legs makes it look elegent….I’m trying to figure out if the candles are recessed in the maple (?). Beautiful work on both…..

The time spent with your son will be remembered by him for many years….When my son was young like that (he’s now 42), he use to come out to my shop and hammer and nail and glue up scraps, too. Over the years he has yearned to have a wood shop, and he finally got a house where he might actually get to have one. But being around the wood will get into your blood…...young or old…..Keep up the good work, bud…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 07:27 PM

Awesome work. Your son has to be the happiest kid on the block!

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