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December 13th, 2010


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12:23 pm
As mentioned I got some woodworking in last night.
I put the last coat of shellac on, and then paste waxed the structure for the first of two bedside tables that I'm making for us. My first time using either of those finishes, pretty happy with the result.
flickr set of two photos
They're quick dirty cameraphone shots, I'll do a nice shoot once I actually build the drawer for it.


I've been woodworking off and on for many years now, but this is the first piece of solid hardwood furniture I've ever made. I only see the flaws of course, but I'm pretty satisfied to have done it none the less.
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

(14 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:geekpixie
Date:December 13th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Nice, the fact I can see the grain from here on a cel phone pic says a lot :)

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From:inahandbasket
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! The grain on that piece of walnut is quite nice, it's the one going by the door of the bedroom for that reason. ;)
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From:kivrin
Date:December 13th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
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That looks lovely to me!
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From:muffyjo
Date:December 13th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful grain in that wood! And nice tapering of the legs. I'll be curious to see the drawer and the hardware you choose to go on it. :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
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No hardware will be involved... ^_^
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From:coraline
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
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beautiful!
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From:oceanic
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
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That grain is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the hi-res photos. Love the tapered legs...
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From:inahandbasket
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
The legs are tapered from the lower shelf to the floor. That's one of my gripes actually, I couldn't quite get nice clean cuts at the start of the tapers.
I have plans for a jig to let me do it better on the next one.

Oh yes... jigging plans... mwuahahaha!
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From:bluewillowtree
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome!!
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From:oriakaimelar
Date:December 13th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
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It's looking great! From these pictures, I can't see the flaws. Looks handsome to me.
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From:faux_eonix
Date:December 13th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
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The tapering (and the grain) are the first things I noticed.

I love the finish you chose and it's a beautiful color.

Well done, sir!
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From:countlibras
Date:December 14th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
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I think it looks lovely... make me stuff! ;D
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From:eveninghawk
Date:December 15th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
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sweet! can't wait to see more details. Congrats on accomplishment. those moments of "holy crap, it's moved into another sector of my to-do sheet" can be amazingly restorative.
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