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Project by oldsawtooth posted 11-29-2014 04:01 AM 1347 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m no pro, but these is some of my work, I want to learn more but I am limited to a fixed income, and not many tools so give me your advice, and thanks for viewing !

-- James,Alabama,

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 12:00 PM

I like the table and chairs. Don’t get caught up on the ‘lack of tools’. The best tool any of us have is our brain. Here at Lumberjocks we also have the benefit of everyone else’s brain! You’re off to a good start.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 12:28 PM

It doesn’t take perfect tools or exotic lumber for good work. It takes willingness to learn, and a desire to do the job. You have a great start. Just ask when you have questions.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 01:45 PM

I bet the kids love it. Making stuff for kids is a kick.
I like that box too. That took some work and thinking. Good job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 02:06 PM

” I want to learn more…. not many tools…. so give me your advice….”

You have come to THE BEST SITE on the interwebby….
LJs is full of great people with a boat load of talent and skill.
ALL willing to share their knowledge, insights & inspiration!!!

BTW: All them projects look great!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 01:18 AM

Good looking stuff, don’t let the lack of tools get you down, just keep plugging. I like that Indian! I’ll be taking a carving class the next time it comes around at our local senior center, now that I’m retired. I’ve done some whittling, but that’s about it.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 03:38 AM

James, for many years all I had was an old Sears table saw and a drill press in my dad’s garage. When I started selling wood and work, I put all of my profits into better tools.

I liked your arched top box. It shows careful work and thoughtful design. When you retire woodworking is more about having fun. Building stuff for kids and grand kids is really fun for me. If you are looking for tips about building boxes click on any of these indexed tips. Just pick topics that interest you.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 03:44 AM

James, you’re making some nice stuff. The table and chairs look great. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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