The Spice Rack

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Project by Paul posted 12-13-2011 05:11 AM 2176 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I thought it was about time that I posted something since I had been lurking for so long just trying to soak up knowledge! Too tell you folks the truth I didnt know exactly where to start with this hobby! I had nothing really pushing me over the edge to start and finish a project other then the want to smell sawdust. I spent most of my time looking at project plans on the web, getting my head wrapped around Sketch-Up (Which I LOVE), and not enough time deciding what I need/want to build. After watching me look rather than do for entirely too long, my lovely wife suggested that I look for a wood working class to get my feet “dipped in the sawdust” so to speak. I found one at the local Woodcraft Shop, that IMO was well worth taking for a novice such as I.

This spice rack was the result!

What I learned/ got out of the class
  • basic project planning
  • How to square stock
  • Shop safety
  • types of cuts and lingo/names of those cuts
  • How to pick out stock
  • All of the above! PLUS
  • the confidence to start my own stuff and HOW to start it
  • the realization that I should have bought a Table Saw first haha

The rack itself is made of Red Oak and has not been stained/finished yet. As you can see, I made my own silly mistakes with blowout with the dado cuts. It was my own fault on those btw. Our teacher had JUST gotten through with talking about sacrifical wood to prevent that. I just decided to not do it for some od reason. Oh well… lesson learned.

Well folks thanks for looking! :)


-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 05:15 AM

Hi Paul
A very interesting design great job.


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#2 posted 12-13-2011 11:50 AM

congrats to you on your new journey! As long as you learn as you go its a great thing. Ill bet you will use a fence next time Smile. Welcome and look fwd to seeing mre.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 03:58 PM

Wood putty works wonders… great first attempt. Welcome to LJ

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 04:05 PM

Thanks folks :)

I know I am going to have a ton of fun with this hobby :)

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 04:07 PM

Paul, woodworking is a wonderful hobby and I’m glad that you have plunged in. It’s a nice project and it looks like you did a nice job on it. Don’t dwell on the flaws (not that you have) but dwell on what you’ve learned. Good work and welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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