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After looking at some of these pictures I'm not sure I want to post anything. NICE Work everyone. Here are a couple of my latest endeavours. The first is a walnut and maple blanket chest that I donated to silent auction:
This is a bedside table that I made from an old church pew that someone gave me:
And this is a cabinet I made for my Dad's apartment. Other than the carcass, it's made entirely out of old pallet lumber:
I can't beleive this thread died out! I managed to finish this for my daughter (all but the knob) to display her dog show ribbons. At the rate she's going, I'll need to start on a couple more real soon.
Here's a hall mirror I built for the wife. When this photo was taken is was near finished about a week before Christmas. I had just finished putting in the beveled edge mirror and got those pesky hooks installed. They hang from the shelf above and were a PITA. Don't ever buy these hooks from Lee Valley. They look nice but were not though out well from an installers point of view. From the catalog and web page photos you can't tell how the hook mounts. I ended up installing 1/4-20 threaded inserts, then drilling and tapping the hooks using a short piece of 1/4-20 rod . The hooks were supposed to be attached with a wood screw but there is no way to get a screwdriver on the darn screw, plus you can only get a #6 x 3/4" screw in there and the base is about .250" thick which doesn't leave much thread to grab the wood.
"When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)