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First and I mean the first woodworking project I have done

I just saw this plan the other day and I thought "Hey I would like to try that" Well as I have said before I am a real ham and egger. This was a huge teachable moment. I can point out 15-20 things I know not to do again. Regardless I had fun.












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Good work! The first project is always something to be proud of.

That looks huge! Is it a tool box?
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Cliff, you did good buddy especially for the first time, did you make the pulls also?

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Cliff, you did good buddy especially for the first time, did you make the pulls also?

Yes I did. The part I really screwed up on was well the main main place was the placement of the drawer slides. Good enough does not work well when you are talking about wood on wood sliding
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nice job now rip some 1/4'' pine and trim it out
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i quite like that, good work my friend

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Plastic Laminate IE Formica

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Yes I did. The part I really screwed up on was well the main main place was the placement of the drawer slides. Good enough does not work well when you are talking about wood on wood sliding
Just laminate a thin piece of Formica on the runners. Very slick in more ways than one.... This was an ambitious first project and you did well! bill

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Hey, nice work! Anything with drawers for a first project is ambitious in my book. I look forward to tracking your journey!
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Nothin wrong with that. Looks good.

I too hate drawers. Or maybe they hate me, not sure.

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Amen to all the above,Nice job.

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Well, this sure looks a heck of a lot better than my first projects. I think that you did a great job. Keep up the great work. Learn from your mistakes and try to challenge yourself with each piece. Awesome work.

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well done, drawers are hard to make so dont let it bug you. my first project was a butter-knife or a spoon, so be proud of yourself.
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That is a great first project, and I am sure you will get plenty of use out of it in the future. That will be a nice reminder every time you go into that tool chest, of your first project, as well as remind you of the mistakes that you did make, so as not to make them again.

Great job, and keep up the great work!

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Great job Cliff , have you got a link for
the plans by any chance?

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Looks good. Now you have a place to store your tools for the next job.

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Excellent first project....very well done. Congratulations.
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very nice job - I like the "good enough" comment. Every time I think that now - I step back and try to make it better - even if it means backing up a few steps. Good enough always seems to haunt you (no exceptions) and of course is never good enough!

Keep it up - I'll look forward to your next Piece of work
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Outstanding work for a first time piece. I STILL can't do things like that decently. My motto is measure twice and then screw it up anyway.

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Outstanding work for a first time piece. I STILL can't do things like that decently. My motto is measure twice and then screw it up anyway.
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