My First Project

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Project by MickeyD posted 02-09-2009 07:38 PM 2728 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project. I was left alone in the shop because Jed said that I wouldn’t be as nervous with him standing over my every move. I was still nervous. Turning on the table saw and making that first cut took some time, but I made dados, grooves and a box that came out looking fairly decent. I won’t lie…it is a little smaller than it was first intended and I had to remake the bottom. I forgot to add the depth of the grooves to the dimension of the bottom and the first one just fell out.

-- -Willing to try

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 08:20 PM

Obviously you’ve had some instruction. Great looking joints. You’ll be rebuilding your kitchen in no time.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 08:43 PM

Great job MickeyD!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 08:44 PM


Good start! I do not think that I would have ever thought of taking a photo of my first project. So keep it up! Looks great.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 08:59 PM

Good that you got a taste of woodworking your probably already thinking abouit you next project. Keep it up!

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 09:27 PM

That’s a good start. Every project increases your skills for the next.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 09:28 PM

Good looking first project! Keep it up.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#8 posted 02-09-2009 10:10 PM

Nice project…be careful woodworking is addictive.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#9 posted 02-09-2009 11:22 PM

Great job! The joints look good. Now you have a foundation to build off of.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#10 posted 02-09-2009 11:33 PM

This is a great first project. Definitely some more advanced techiniques used in the joinery. The recutting of the bottom is just learning experience, one of those “Oh yeah!” things. :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Roger Gaborski

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#11 posted 02-10-2009 01:05 AM

It turned out very nice. i especially like the color variation in the wood.

-- Roger

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#12 posted 02-10-2009 03:12 AM

That turned out very nice. The joints look clean, screws spaced evenly, and even the placement of the boards so that the colors line up. It’s obvious that you didn’t just throw this together without some thought. It looks very nice.

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#13 posted 02-10-2009 03:21 AM

looks great!!! my 1st project burned in the fire pit very nicely:-) good job

-- 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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#14 posted 02-10-2009 12:14 PM

very nice and smooth. What type of wood is that?

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#15 posted 02-10-2009 01:58 PM

That’s great MickeyD! (Pssst..ONLY tell the good..not the oopsies!) Now, what is your next project?

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