Big Table and Pew

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Project by ToddHolmDotCom posted 06-11-2017 05:05 AM 1160 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the great things about working at a Marine Base is that people rotate through a lot and I am constantly meeting new people and making friends with fellow woodworkers or people who want to learn to do woodworking. I even get to teach a woodworking class as part of an enrichment program we have. This guy isn’t even from my schoolhouse but a friend referred him to me because he and his wife were looking for a table and just didn’t feel like spending $6,000 on a table. He had done a little woodworking before but nothing close to this scale. He downloaded some excellent plans from the site and we made some modifications (the leafs for example) and we had a great time. Putting the final finish on it is going to have to wait until he gets back from his next billet in Okinawa but you can see both projects turned out great and he and his wife couldn’t be happier. It makes me happy to help people learn about this awesome hobby.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#1 posted 06-11-2017 10:36 AM

Great story about friendship’s Todd. It’s a good feeling when you share your woodworking knowledge and build a project together with someone wanting to learn and also make a new friend at the same time. Nice work on your table!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-11-2017 12:32 PM

Very good job on modifying the original plans.

-- jstegall

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 06:37 PM

Both projects look good.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-11-2017 08:09 PM

You did a very nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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