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    Let's see projects completed in 2017

    Hello all,

    To celebrate 2018, how about a review of projects completed this year?

    I was able to get into the shop more this year than in the past couple of years. I finished a pair of desks. Well, almost... the one with the maple has yet to get set up in the house, but is finished:

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    My other two major projects were boxes for my mother in-law and my mother, who both turned 70. A keepsake box for my mother in-law with sandpipers:

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    And a jewelry box for my mom. The heron is her totem bird. I just finished this one and will post a build thread separately soon.

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    Happy New Year all and hope to see projects from other folks!

    Best,
    Chris
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    --Yogi Berra

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    Mainly restorations for me.
    Quite a few old chairs, tables and cabinets.

    The most recent were a couple of blanket boxes that were keepers.

    Australian Red Cedar (late 1800's).

    Before ...

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    After ...

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    Kauri Pine (signed and dated 1844 under the lid).

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    One commission was a gaming card box in Huon Pine and Australian Red Cedar.

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    Nice work guys. I like your sandpipers Christopher I swear Someday I'm going to try my hand at Marquetry. I've posted all my best work in the projects forum this past year. I ended the year making several walking canes cutting boards and beech spoons.
    All my work is finished with hand tools and patience.
    It would be great to see some of the work from the incredibly knowledgable members here.
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    Aj

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    There are a couple of projects from this year not including gifts for the grandchildren.

    First was a piece of cabinetry:

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    It has helped organize some more books and many smaller items.

    Next was a box to replace an old shoe box holding my medications:

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    Many of my projects do not get photographed. Some of my grandchildren are Harry Potter fans and wanted magic wands for Christmas.

    My wife likes acorns so all the knobs on the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen have been replaced with acorns made of various woods on a lathe. The last three were recently finished, made of black walnut. It seems my stock of the fasteners needed to instal them has been wiped out.

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    My recollection is this one is made of myrtle wood from Oregon.

    Hopefully it will keep the wife happy and she might even cut me a little slack.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    That heron is a real study in design and craft. I know the bird is made of pieces .....but I don't know where the borders are!

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    It was a slow year for me. Just a small table and a couple framed tiles.



    It's wood dust. Saw dust would suggest a problem.

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    A few replacement built-in cabinet doors for a client. Stain grade Ash, but they decided to paint. . . Milled with machines, but joinery is hand cut mortise and tenon.

    A cherry trestle table with Ash base. Benches still need to be built for this one for seating.


    I've got a few more, but have to find the pictures. . .
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    Making furniture teaches us new ways to remove splinters.

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    Treasure chest for my kid. Even has a till inside Otherwise was a slow year, but a lot is planned for this one!

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    I think I might have a couple worth showing off..
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    A Candy Box, for the Wife's Pastor
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    Made out of Cherry
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    A small, Walnut & Cherry Chest.
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    Raised panels, using a hand plane..
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    "Pastor's Standing Desk" based on Underhill's Rachel's Standing Desk
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    Curly Maple, with Cherry accents
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    Not much inside...maybe a place to hide that Candy Box..
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    Maple Hope/Blanket Chest...with a sliding tray. Curly, Birdseye, and Spalted Maple. Poplar for the tray's bottom.

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    Almost forgot ( and ran out of room..)
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    Maple and Walnut Chest of Drawers
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    Walnut strips to cover the through dovetails
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    Hand planed raised panels, for the Frame & Panel sides..
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    Top out of Curly Maple & Walnut.
    First Project for 2018 will be a Stepback Cupboard out of Quarter sawn Ash....

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    Thanks Mel!

    Excellent work all! Thanks for posting and keep 'em coming.
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    --Yogi Berra

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    Big round bowl...
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    And Finally

    It got sent off and arrived safely in Belgium. Lots of nervousness between shipping from California and safe arrival in Brussels Belgium.
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    Jack, now that's a bowl! Is the diameter as large as it looks?

    David, that's a beautiful dresser and very glad to hear it arrived safely.
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    --Yogi Berra

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