First project, a sewing box #5: FInally finished

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I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and it’s not perfect, but for a first project, I’m happy with it. I learned a lot along the way, so next time I’ll do better.

-- Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!

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Thank you Brian and David. With 3/4" ash, this thing weighs upwards of 25 pounds. Not really something I would want to carry to the lake ;) Fortunately, it sits right by the wife’s sewing table, so she doesn’t have to carry it anywhere.

-- Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!

I like it. This stuff is about being practical I think. E.g. I’m making a toolbox and I was disappointed in my bridle joints around the floating frames for back and front. I also have tool marks that I didn’t see when I set the floating panels. Now, I’m like “I made this as a toolbox and it’s going to be nice.” It’s not a piece of furniture and it’s going to get more tool marks. Your sewing box is fantastic. I’d rather have that then a factory made Plano tackle box. My birthday is in July.

-- David L. Whitehurst

How about first “fine woodworking” project, MsDebbie. The pictures show a number of my other projects including the picnic table, which is at least 13 years old, the gazebo in the background, the cedar yard swing in the far background, the swing set to the left (also about 13 years old), and the barn to the far left (which is actually 2 stories tall). But I consider those carpentry projects. This was the first thing I ever built that was intended to be in the house, and didn’t require a circular saw or framing nailer ;)

-- Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!

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