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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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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Thought I should at least update this thread on the final product.
    One coat of BLO and 3 sprayed coats of matte clear polycrylic. Mind the messy stove top :-)
    I learned a lot including how not to plane out the proud dovetails, as I blew out portions of the tails by planing the wrong way :-(
    All in all it was very fun and I could probably reproduce this 10x faster now. I appreciate all of your comments and suggestions, thank you again.

    On to the next...
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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Educational and functional = job well done!

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    VERY well done STU!
    I will suggest to do another one (or somethign with the same skill-set required dovetails on a "smallish" project to reinforce what you have learned and as you point out - you could do something similar 10X faster - GREAT self-challenge! (even if you can't achieve that, you get something else for the house and another notch in that tool belt.

    As TENDriver pointed out, you have aptitude, that coupled with some practice and you will have a house full of furniture!

    GREAT JOB!
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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Nicely done. Kudos to you for jumping right in!

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Came out great.

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    I think those look great! Great job! The final product looks great! ( I somehow missed the pic going through the thread. )

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    Re: My first project - over the stove shelf

    Thanks again everyone, I appreciate the kind words. I'm excited to start my next project, hopefully it won't take nearly as long

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