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Project by Woodyvolt posted 06-16-2021 07:50 PM 744 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Grandmother had a Side by Side Secretary that I always admired. When I built my confidence enough, I tried to copy it. I got the oak wood from a neighbor who had burr oak in his timber and had it cut into usable boards. The pic is final result.





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Woodyvolt

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#1 posted 06-16-2021 08:01 PM

This is a pistol showcase made from the same oak that I got from a friend from his timber

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 08:12 PM

Made from WoodSmith plans

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#3 posted 06-16-2021 08:23 PM

This is an oak Barranger Bookcase that I made from Woodsmith plans

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#4 posted 06-16-2021 08:32 PM

Another Barranger Bookcase made from Maple

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#5 posted 06-16-2021 08:40 PM

The oak secretary reminds me of one my grandparents had – the only nice piece of furniture they owned, probably. It was similar, but had curved front and glss on the bookcase, as I recall.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#6 posted 06-16-2021 09:03 PM

Great craftsmanship !

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#7 posted 06-16-2021 10:48 PM

All of these are excellent. You’ve done a masterful job on each.

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#8 posted 06-17-2021 01:06 AM

Thank all of you. I went through all of your project pics and they all are impressive.

I started woodworking with little knowledge, probably similar to most woodworkers. I had a table saw, sawzall, circular saw, plus some small tools. I started buying woodworking equipment, not knowing a planer from a jointer. It was a long learning curve, but with the help of You Tube, things started falling in place.

My next goal is to learn wood turning. My cousin gave me a Harbor Freight lathe. As soon as I start to master that process, I will show some of my projects.

I really like LumberJocks and the subscribers who have been so helpful.

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#9 posted 06-17-2021 03:49 AM

That is some beautiful work. Look forward to seeing what you come up with turning stuff on the lathe.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 06-17-2021 03:18 PM

That’s some skilled craftsmanship. . . You really made some great projects out of that oak, cool. .

Beautiful projects, well done. . .

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Woodyvolt

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#11 posted 06-19-2021 01:46 AM


My neighbor was diagnosed with terminal cancer. One of his last requests was to have some tree stumps fitted with Gnome figures. I never had heard of a Gnome. With the help of the internet, I gained knowledge of Gnomes, then did the following projects. I got the projects finished just in time and helped provide some happiness in his final days.

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#12 posted 06-24-2021 11:41 PM


Picked up this idea from Roy Underhill

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#13 posted 06-24-2021 11:47 PM


Walnut and Cherry Jewelry boxes

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#14 posted 06-24-2021 11:48 PM

I cut it off three time before I realized it was the wrong board

- Woodyvolt

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#15 posted 07-01-2021 11:03 PM


This is my first try at turning. The wood is Sapele.

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