My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #9: Not going to make it...

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Blog entry by Don posted 01-10-2011 05:33 AM 3598 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Plugs and Splines Part 9 of My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture series Part 10: No more Plugs! »

I really hoped that I would finish these up by the time my holiday vacation ended but since that was a week ago and I still have a lot of plugs to do I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen. :) They’re going well, just slow, and there is a lot of them. I’m about 3/4 done cutting the holes in the tables but still need to cut and install the plugs.

I did manage to finish the splines in the tops completely and even got the first coat of finish on them:

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 05:45 AM

this is some serious good work don

very clean
the splines and plugs proud are just right

well done !

-- 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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#2 posted 01-10-2011 06:02 AM

Great work, That does look like it would take a long time to perfect.

Keep up the good work and one day it will be complete.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 06:44 AM

From the looks of it, a little extra time will be well worth it. Looking good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 06:46 AM

Dude I think your breadboards are a little long and there is some black stuff on them. Just kidding.
Those are great and wonderfully done. Good job

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 06:53 AM

Think of it more as “time flies when you are having fun”. Things are looking nice. Great job

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 08:57 AM

Wow, that is some fine work

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Darrell Peart

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 05:51 PM

Looking good – very nice work !
Yes – all those little G&G details add up to some serious time in the end.
Making the plugs themselves can get repetitious and a bit boring.
But I never tire of cutting the holes for the plugs and inserting them – always enjoyable with some good music playing on my stereo.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 04:18 AM

Dude, those tops are breathtaking! Thanks again for the help with finding the plans and straightening out my myopic vision. It’s nice to benefit from a two-way street once in a while.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 05:16 AM

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 07:50 PM

Pardon me but I’m Greene with envy. I have been trying to start a G&G project for months but other jobs and projects just keep getting in the way. Great looking Don.

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 03:33 AM

Nice work! You mentioned earlier that you found detailed intructions of this project in one of Darrell Peart’s articles. Which magizine and issue # was the article found in? thanks.


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#12 posted 01-14-2011 05:43 AM

You can find the magazine here:

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 09:13 PM

I´m late as usual
but as you I can say better late than never
take your time , great things take the time they need not a second less
and it looks very good sofare from here :-)

take care

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#14 posted 01-17-2011 01:36 AM

Well it’s about time you commented on this Dennis. :)

In seriousness, I feel honered anytime you or anyone else takes the time to look and comment on my stuff.


-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#15 posted 02-07-2011 12:54 PM

tops turned out great looking…’ve got this…..looks great

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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