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  1. First project

    The first picture was my first cross but I wasn't too happy with it. While working on the second cross, I learned a few tricks and am a little happier. I know I still have a long way to go but I'm getting there. on a side note, I think since my wife claimed both crosses, I'm allowed to buy some...
  2. My first woodworking project (baby Crib)

    when I started this project for the little womans first grandbaby I had never built a thing. I had no tools (although I was looking for a reason to buy a grizzly saw), I didn't even know the difference between a plunge router and a fixwd router. I decided to make the crib without the use of...
  3. first project, Jake's Chair

    I had been wanting to get Adirondack style chairs for my deck since I moved into my house. When I saw how much they cost I decided to build my own. I found the website, www.jakeschair.com, and it inspired me to look for a drill and a router on craigslist and build my own. while I was looking...
  4. My first sawhorses.

    Some sawhorses. The first wood working project I have undertaken independently. I needed something simple and straight forward that I could build with the tools I have right now-a framing hammer, and an inexpensive handsaw. Enter the 14 Minute Sawhorses. When I saw these plans I swooned...
  5. My first attempt

    Hey out there, I am new to the woodworking world. Me and wife recently moved from Portland, OR to Waxhaw, NC and moved in with her father. We have a German Shepherd that he didn't want in the second level of the house, so my first woodworking project is this gate. It's not pretty but it was my...
  6. The Snout-a-Slope - A bed ramp for a disabled cat

    My First Project.. Awhile back, my wife and I adopted a handicapped kitten. This may not be a surprise to many of you, but cats like to sleep. They especially like to sleep on beds. Our little guy, Snout, was unable to jump up on our bed. Snout has cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological...
  7. My first woodworking project

    This is a piece to a totem pole that was part of the YMCA's Indian guides. This is also the first woodworking project (that I can recall). My dad and I did this together. The white feather was my "given name" in my tribe. The arrow was my dad's he was known as "Tall Arrow" as he stood 6'6" tall...
  8. Chess Table: First furniture project, 8 years ago

    This was my first significant woodworking project. I built it in 2009. The wood is 3/4" and 1/4" red oak from Lowe's, with hardwood plywood to support the tile top. I lived with 3 roommates in an awful apartment and wanted a place to play chess. The only tools I had then were two small...
  9. First wood turning project - purpleheart

    This is my first turning project - making a handle for a handmade leather punch. (My father in laws friend showed me how to use the lathe but he did the work.) A cabinet maker invited me to his shop, gave me a lesson and let me go for it. It was a blast! Just loved seeing the wood block...
  10. First Christmas cutting boards

    My first try at cutting boards. They were a little tricky getting flat, I sure would like a drum sander for Christmas next year! These are cherry, walnut, & maple finished with mineral oil. Next are end grain cutting boards..and cleaning the shop.
  11. My version of FWW's work bench.

    Here is my completed version of FWW magazine's work bench from the getting started in woodworking series. The legs and shelf were part of an old workbench I had since I was a teenager. The old bench had 1×4 pine for rails and the top was 1" particle board. The legs were 4" square posts which...
  12. Wooden Whistle - First Lathe Project

    Following the tutorial given by Mary Anne (Tutorial can be found here) I have made this wooden whistle. Please keep in mind that this is my first lathe project, as well as the fact that my workshop is not "up-to-date"... The lathe I turned this whistle on was my great-grandfathers. (All...
  13. MY FIRST MARQUETRY!

    My father has done some amazing marquetry and I, being the loving and devoted daughter that I am, ALLOWED him to teach me. We took a field trip to Rocklers for a demonstration and I was able to create this marquetry rose in approximately 3 hours while customers came to watch and ask questions...
  14. End grain cutting board

    This was my first project and though it's a little rough I'm still pretty proud of it. Completely made from had tools, handles were hand carved with a chisel. Finished with what they call in Germany "Project Oil" Material was Wenge and Maple.
  15. Air compressor cart

    So I finally upgraded my table saw. I was tired of never being able to get a square cut so I tossed my garbage saw and bought a Delta 36-725t2. So far it is meeting my expectations. I plan on making a new workbench so I have thrown together this little cart so I can work more efficiently. It is...
  16. Sliding Barn Door

    So decided to build a barn door. To be clear, this is, by far, the biggest woodworking project I've ever done. The door is 100" x 51", the doorway to the master bathroom is quite tall. Then the lightswitch is too the right, so I cut an 11' header so the door could slide all the way past the...
  17. Something different

    First Project. Wife wanted a knitting cabinent, couldn't find a plan so I made one as my first real woodworking project. Its just cabinent grade ply with popular frame and drawers. No dovetails or anything fancy yet. I did the top in ply with an oak boarder attached with biscuits. I learned...
  18. Shaker Bedside Table

    This is the first furniture project I ever made. I built this as an independent study project back in 1990 in my high school woodworking class. It is made from hard maple, with a lap-jointed drawer assembly. Pretty basic and rough by my standards today, but it was a first go at it. I gave this...
  19. Queen Bed - Mission Style

    Hello Folks, About nine months ago (feb 2009), I knew nothing about woodworking and had no tools what so ever, but decided I would build a bed for my girlfriend and our new apartment. Originally, I thought I might end up being able to sleep in the bed by the end of July. I started listening...
  20. Walnut and Maple Chessboard

    This is my real "first project" that I completed by my self that i spent any amount of money on. The chessboard is made of maple and walnut but there is a mahogany inlay around the blocks and on the miters to keep them from fading into the border. I got the basic design from "Steve Marin's...
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