first real project

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Project by Gerry2stitch posted 03-09-2014 04:43 AM 1173 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real woodworking project other than small boxes and household repair stuff. Its a toy chest for my sisters newborn baby. Its built entirely by hand, not power tools used. Im not against power tools, I just wanted to learn something. the sides are rabbit joints and some finish nails (mostly because I dont have big enough large clamps). The bottom is also held with a rabbit joint and the panels are ship lapped. The hardware is all home depot stuff. Ive left it unfinished as my sister hasnt decided how she wants it yet. Learned a bunch on this project and im planning on building another for a friend soon.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 06:17 AM

Good work, always good to learn

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 07:42 AM

Can only echo Monte’s comment.

You have done well, congratulations!!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 11:39 AM

Outstanding. I really like the look. Keep up the good work and inspiring others.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 01:43 PM

thanks guys. Im heading into my shop to start the second one today.

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 03:29 PM

Well done, very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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