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Showcase cover image for YALVDT (yet another, LVDT), my first

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Not bad considering a lack of jointer, planer, drum sander. They do get easier. Keep at it. Each glue up you will learn a little more.
 

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You did one whale of a good job. I couldn't imagine doing that without a jointer, planer or drum sander. It sure looks flat, too.
That's one happy lady, too…and that's what counts.
Great job!
 

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Excellent job Peter. I'm impressed that you were able to accomplish such a great LVDT with basic tools. Love the recessed handles on the sides. Nice touch. Each board teaches you new lessons and allows you to plan your next.
 

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Reminds me of the first bookcase I made. Only had a circular saw and a router. I managed to get the pieces together, but more with a lot of clamps than finesse! I agree with BeeMan - it definitely gets better.

I love the design, by the way. It looks pretty intricate to try to get everything to fit just so. And great smile in photo #3.
 

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Great inspiration for me. I love your design and of making the tools you have work creatively. Awesome.
 

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Nice board, where did you get the pattern for it?
 

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Looks flat now. Goes to show you don't always need all of the latest equipment to get good results.
 

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I'm impressed, nice job; and without a jointer and planner. Reminds me of my earlier days; I built a roll top desk in soft maple, it was a frame and panel. I cut and machined every stick including the tambour. Only had a old 9" contractors table saw, a router table and a palm sander. Makes you appreciate the finer tools when you get them. Congrats!
 

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Great first board. Learning along the way, and more importantly, remembering those lessons during the next one will pay dividends.

Nice pattern and classic cutting board wood choices.
 

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considering this was your first and you are limited in your selection of tools I am very impressed that you not only attempted it but attempted such an ornate glue up. With ambition like that there will be many more beautiful pieces to follow. Great job.
 

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You mightn't like it. But it looks as tho someone did!
Great pattern
 

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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. It is my own design, and yes, I did get it flat! The next one will be better. I like challenging myself and working on the edge of my knowledge and skills.
 
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