Alana's vanity

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My first piece of furniture made with a router, jigsaw & hand held saw with a plastic miter block out of 1/2” sandy ply (out of all things). I liked the way the router burned the edges of the wood, and it’s a good thing cause I didn’t have much choice in the matter. Rushing it would have resulted in tear out, but it did give it an old school look that my wife actually liked. Oh, check out the mirror….you should have seen the look on my face when she brought it home and asked me to build a matching frame :o

-- Jason, AL

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Jim Boehm

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 06:07 AM

This is a nice piece. You right about the edges. It gives it a unique look that is very appealing. I like the idea of the drawers on top. You did a great job on the matching frame. The contour is perfect and it makes a nice addition to the table.

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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Paul D

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 06:29 AM

Very nice Jason. The burn really does give it some character.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 07:30 AM

Pretty nice. That’s a lot of curve in those legs.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 11:23 AM

I like your piece – but I am even more impressed with the job that you did with minimal power tools. Good job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Jiri Parkman

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 11:40 AM

Jason, that is beautiful. Congratulations.

-- Jiri

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 12:15 PM


These are really nice pieces. I am impressed with your hand skills. This is an area that tends to be lacking in a lot of woodworkers. You did a good job here.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-05-2008 03:25 PM

Yeah, this is really impressive! Tell us how you made the legs. Cut them out of colid stock with a jigsaw? I’m thinking there would be a lot of waste with that much curve.

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2008 03:34 PM

Nice looking table, good job!

-- Robb

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#9 posted 03-05-2008 08:09 PM

Nice work.

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 03-06-2008 06:00 AM

Charlie, the whole thing was made out of 1 3/4 sheets of sandy ply. I drew the legs out on the sheet as close as I could get them and went to town with the jigsaw. Had to double up and get them squared before I put on the ogee. Also means it’s not as stout as I’d like it to be, but you live and you learn..

-- Jason, AL

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Damian Penney

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 04:48 AM

This is really nice, I love how you turned what could have been the oh $#1t moment into a feature, definitely gives it that olde worlde look, neat.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 03-08-2008 06:03 AM

Great Job Jason. I like the design.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 03-08-2008 01:16 PM

Nice work. Looks like some nice detail work. I wish there were more pictures.

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#14 posted 04-29-2008 02:13 AM

very beautiful piece

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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