Junior Cert Woodwork Project

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Blog series by Woodworker_Collins updated 05-03-2013 12:20 PM 6 parts 23583 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: The brief

11-05-2012 08:42 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

If you’re from America you probably don’t known what are junior certificate is. It is when we are in 3rd year of secondary school (14 and 15 year olds) and we have big exams in every subject, you also have a leaving cert in 6th year which basically decides which college you go to. But anyway it is my junior cert year we have been giving our brief for woodwork (a list of 3 possible projects to build for your junior cert. The 3 choices were a sign to welcome someone to a community t...

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Part 2: Nearly there

11-28-2012 09:40 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 0 comments »

I am nearly finished the woodworking brief. I have already done the analysis, research, ideas and solutition and working drawing I will be posting pictures of my drawing soon . I have decided to build a cabinet with a beveled top and bottom which are bigger than the sides, I am joining the sides by using hand cut finger joints it will have two beveled doors and a big drawer at the bottom that looks like two drawers it will be joined by through dovetails, inside it will have 4 small drawers j...

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Part 3: Junior Cert Woodwork Project 3

01-20-2013 11:50 AM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

Hi lumberjocks!!!!! Its been a while, i hope everyone had a great christmas! im sorry i havent posted anything but ive been very busy with my boxing, winning the louth championships, and with school but im glad to be back. So as i said i would here are my sketchup drawings of my project so you can have an idea of what i want it to look like :) and heres my start to the project i have all the hand cut finger joints cut and i think its looking good!

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Part 4: its moving right along

03-13-2013 08:19 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

recently i have been going at a great pace i have the whole frame assembled and the big drawer done, all i need is the doors the other drawers and then im done :) ohhh… and some sanding :( heres some photos

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Part 5: First drawer (no photos)

03-26-2013 10:46 AM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

Because everything is in the classroom now it is more difficult to gather photos i will try and get some for yous. Just to give yous an update i have finished 2 out of 3 drawers (the big one and one of the smalls) i have to say half blind dovetails arent easy but the end product is pretty spectacular i also have the plywood back on the cabinet now, only one more drawer and the two doors and then its finishing time :)

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Part 6: Finished

05-03-2013 12:20 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

Well here it is my finished junior cert project, i have to say although it isnt perfect for my first cabinet im extremely happy with it, i love the boiled linseed oil and beeswax finish on the cabinet, there is only one annoying thing because this cabinet has to be examined for my junior cert i dont get it back until the results are out which is in september, but when i do get it back i will be posting a video. heres some pics tho:

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