my first real project

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Project by shelly_b posted 01-14-2013 01:42 AM 1989 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real project. I made it about 1 1/2 yrs ago during my class at woodcraft. I put the finish on it at home. I jar just finished the finish and was putting the handle on it and stripped the screw so ran out to tue garage to get the screw extractor. On my way back to the hous i hear banging… when i get to the door i hear payton no! I go in to see her holding a screw driver by the bit end. She had been hitting the top of my table with the handle…she told me she was fixing it lol. So that is what the dents on the top are from.

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 01:47 AM

When we do that on purpose we call the process antiquing…

Nice design nicely executed.

Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 01:48 AM

Nice table.

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 01:50 AM

Very nice, and nice finishing touches added by your Daughter. That’s a gr8 family heirloom right there.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 01:52 AM

very nice shelly

now you have a family heirloom

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 01:52 AM

Really nice work on the table, looks very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 01:58 AM

Very nice, and BUMMER about the dents. Here’s a very cool trick that will help remove the dents. Place a moist rag over the dents, and Iron, yes iron the dents for about 20-30 seconds if on the steam setting. Not sure what your finish is, but you may wanna try in an inconspicuous place first. This won’t remove them completely but will pop them out up to 75% depending on the wood. I have had success on may different woods, though, usually when the woods in the raw. Good luck, and nice table!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 02:06 AM

Like owning a new car …sooner or later , someone is going to damage it for you ! Nice looking table . It resembles one that I made for my niece for her graduation. I wish I had some good pictures of it.

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 02:15 AM

Nice work great job.

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 02:30 AM

thanks:) she wanted to keep “fixing it” but i thanked her and told her she had already fixed it enough lol. There is also some adhesive stuck on it where she put a sticker on it, but i don’t think you can see it in the picture. i’m not sure what to use to take it off b/c i dont want the finish to come off. i used a coat of shellac then finished with poly. i was pretty upset when it first happened, but i’m not too worried about the dents now:) i enjoy little reminders of her being little.

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 03:28 AM

nice table shelly i use zippo lighter fluid sometimes on adesive. Never tried it on poly though. try it in an inconspicuous place first like Greg said

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 03:50 AM

Great work, nice job! I love the dents. Glad you can laugh. I built two small dressers for my son and the first day he had them in his room he accidentally put a big scratch across the top. He was about 10 at the time and was more disappointed than I was, but we got over it and now it’s a great memory and a story.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 03:59 AM

Shelly, i always have good luck removing sticker residue with Goof Off. That’s what it’s made for, and poly is pretty tough so you should have a problem. Sometimes, you can use mineral oil and elbow grease too.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#13 posted 01-14-2013 04:51 AM

the only thing i have tried so far is baby oil…didnt work though. i usually use mineral spirits but i know that would be bad lol. i will give the goof off and/or zippo fluid a try. i have some zippo at home so i’ll make a practice peice first lol. it will be a good memory some day when she is a teenager and i’m wishing she was a toddler again lol

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#14 posted 01-14-2013 04:53 AM

i should really start using my camera. these pics are aweful! it is just so much easier to upload them straight from my phone…

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 05:31 AM

Very nice first project .i hope my first real piece of furniture comes out that good lol

-- Paviking

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