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Amateur progression

Hey guys, I'm just getting started with this hobby. Here is my first project a toy bin storage out of partical board for the kids' playroom. Then I had the momentum to build my second project, the hope chest for my mom for xmas.
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-04-2008, 05:11 PM
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Nice work!
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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Wow, I really like that chest.
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Great chest, and the bin storage is very well done too.
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wow, now that's some fast progression. Nice work.

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Nice chest asherad!

Did you say tool sale?
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Amateur progression -I would say you steped out of the Amateur stage. Very nice work.

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Well for an Amateur I would say you did amasing!!! the chest looks awesome great work!

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Looks to me like you've "arrived" in one big leap with that hope chest!
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Very nice! "... you've come farrr pilgrim . . . "
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great work! What tools did you use on the chest? Router? jig saw?
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Thanks everyone for your positive comments. I feel like Super Woodworker after all your encouragement. I'm going to attempt to make a step stool for my son (1 1/2 years old) so he can get up to the bathroom sink. And then a spice rack for my wife.

Yes, I used a Jigsaw on the trim work to do a rough cut, then went back over with a router and a trimmer bit. Did you know routers are suppose to go in a single direction, and there is a think called 'chip out'? lol - live and learn, or read this forum. I re-did the front decorative piece a couple times. I also used a jointer on all the box edges.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-06-2008, 08:35 PM
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Direction of feed! One of the 1st things you learn about a router.

http://www.routerworkshop.com/direction.html

Great job either way!
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