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Hi all.
I finally got myself a camera so I can share my miserable attempts at woodworking with the world. I use mainly skids and found wood in my projects. I am no where near to the point where I would actually put any money into my stuff. I have only made things in the Arts & Crafts style. I work in this style because it is realatively simple to make and I really like the way it looks. This is the first real furniture I ever made. They are a pair of Morris chairs and a little tile top side table. I did these about 5 years ago.

-- skidiot northern illinois

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 03:55 AM

hey did a great job…they look good..and for a first time took on a big one…good job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 03:58 AM

Nice job, for your first project!

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 04:33 AM

Looks pretty dang good to me. How about some more pictures, and close ups. My wife wants me to do this type of thing. Wonderful first project.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 05:13 AM

I like recycled wood projects and these look great!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 05:19 AM

WoW, this makes my first project ( a bird house ) look like S&$%.... lol. You did great.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 05:41 AM

When I started on these I didnt think there was any way I could really do it. I didnt have much for tools. No experience. No plan. Just kinda figured it out as I went. And there are a few Boo-Boos thats why no close up pics. ;)

-- skidiot northern illinois

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 07:13 AM

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 07:20 AM

Great first project. I remember my first project that I made back in 1957, a table lamp. Your First project always will leave a lasting impression.

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 07:31 AM

Great chairs unbelievable first project


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#10 posted 11-13-2009 02:41 PM

Really very nice chairs.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 05:43 PM

Beautiful chairs and table.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 05:47 PM

Looks great! Can’t wait to see your second project.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 11-13-2009 06:13 PM

These look great. My wife has decided that my first REAL project will be a mission couch and chair. How long did these take you. Any pointers would be great

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#14 posted 11-14-2009 07:07 AM

Very nice first project. They came out very well.

-- Bud -

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