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Project by janice posted 02-27-2019 06:21 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been so long since I’ve been on this site. A lot has happened since my husband died. I moved, retired and I bought a house that has a huge work room. Love it. I have a laser engraver now that I’m still learning to use. My cabin has been thru two floods in the last three years and this year is looking bad! But I’m getting my house together now. My son has helped me so much with everything. We started working on the last room in my, the bar. I told him just build me the frame for the bar and I can do the rest. Of course he did more. When he helped me with the drawer fronts and used the router for the first time he said, Oh My God Mom! He was blown away! I think I have him hooked. It’s crazy because I’m teaching him. I built the drawers and he helped with the fronts. It’s pretty simple. But i think we did a pretty good job together. I did the bar top and the epoxy, which I’m new to. This weekend we made the baseboard out of wine corks. I think the bar is finished!

-- Janice

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#1 posted 02-27-2019 09:48 AM

Nice finish on the bar top…and love the cork baseboard!

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#2 posted 02-27-2019 01:33 PM

Janice, I have also not been on the site much. It’s great to hear from you! Excellent work on the bar, and on getting your son hooked on woodworking. I predict many future mother-son projects!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-27-2019 02:01 PM

Like that bar I do. Love that under lighting as well. I’m scratching my head a little at that one pic of what I’m guessing is baseboard. Are those beer cans in between a top and bottom rail? If that is it, well I like that a LOT.

Nice post, thanks for letting us see.

Well shoot, if I just read, instead of looking at pictures, a wine bar then, well ok…..

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 02:44 PM

Looks amazing. Well done. And good job moving forward, and getting your son hooked.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 03:16 PM

sounds like youve gone through a lot but it also sounds like you have your life moving is looking great and its nice that you have a son willing to help and can enjoy it together.hoping to see a lot more from you.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 02-27-2019 03:37 PM

Good to hear from you. Beautiful first class work!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 03:52 PM

The whole community extends sympathy and well wishes for a happy future.

Congratulations on the excellent work. the corks as edging is an excellent touch too.

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

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#8 posted 02-27-2019 10:26 PM

Sorry to hear of your troubles, getting back in the shop is a help, beautiful piece and bonus points for getting another LJ hooked!

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 02-28-2019 03:41 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Janice!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 02-28-2019 07:36 AM

Great decoration…I like wood all arround.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-28-2019 11:52 AM

Great project…

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#12 posted 02-28-2019 12:47 PM

Very nice!Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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