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Project by NewWoodie posted 08-02-2012 04:33 AM 1581 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As one of my first real woodworking projects I didnt want to start too big…Woops! I think that I took on something I wasnt quite ready for.

This chest I made from red oak, a wood that seems easy enough to work with, though I am not sure I love the way it looks.


-- NewWoodie

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 08:55 AM

Well done, looks good

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

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 06:20 PM

Yes, chests are a lot more work than one thinks ! Well done !

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 02:15 AM

Looks good to me. Our first projects can teach us so much. First projects can teach us how we work wood. They can teach us about how we use our tools. Most importantly they can teach us about areas of our charecter that need improvement. If you are like me I shoot for perfection. I know I’ll never reach it but I shoot for it anyway. I find that I get frustrated if I don’t meet my goal. So, I’ve learned that this is a charecteristic that I need to be more relaxed with. Through woodworking I’ve realized it’s alright to make mistakes. I learn from them and continue on.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 12:20 PM

Great job!! Welcome to LJ’s

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 04:57 AM

I like it. Interesting joinery. Yes, chests are harder than one thinks. Not just supersized boxes.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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