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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Excellent work, looks great!

    keep going!



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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Well done! If my first ones come out that good I would be ecstatic. Looks like you are on the right track for sure and I look forward to your progress.

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Nice work!

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    The other side joined. I did better I think compared to the first. Got both the tails and the pins a little proud so I can plane them down smooth. Only 1 pin side was not cut properly to layout. My chisel work is getting better as well, there is an art to carving out the waste properly and effectively to make sure you don't screw up the knife walls. All a fun learning process.


    The piece is glued and clamped now. Will clean up the joints and sand the whole piece next. Then have to figure out how best to finish this. Still open to suggestions :-)

    Thank you all for the kind words, they are very much appreciated.
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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Stu, I'll confess that when I read your first post I had some legitimate concerns about your probability of success.

    Looks like you have a natural aptitude or are very persistent. In any case, nice job!

    FWIW, knowing how to address an occasional gap (at least for me) is part of cutting dovetails. There are times I'm in the groove and can cut them with my eyes closed...other times, I end with work that can't be explained except they had to have been cut with my eyes closed and I was holding the saw with my left foot!

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Thank you very much, hopefully it's both :-) Time will tell. You had every right to question, newbie trying something that is not easy for his first project. Not a recipe for success, but I had to try. I will say, I'm ready to rig a jig to cut these
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    Stu, I'll confess that when I read your first post I had some legitimate concerns about your probability of success.

    Looks like you have a natural aptitude or are very persistent. In any case, nice job!

    FWIW, knowing how to address an occasional gap (at least for me) is part of cutting dovetails. There are times I'm in the groove and can cut them with my eyes closed...other times, I end with work that can't be explained except they had to have been cut with my eyes closed and I was holding the saw with my left foot!

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