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Post# 363541   12/13/2016 at 19:49 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Happy holidays fellow collectors. Since I'm home for the holidays and I don't have much going on this week, I thought I would like to share of what I've built in high school a long time ago and in college.

My major in college is Cabinetry and Architectual Woodworking so that's something I'm very interested in doing for a career and I'm overall really enjoying it. My favorite things I like doing so far for now is steam bending and finishing up projects like staining, painting, etc.

So here's what I made so far:

First one is a night stand, I made this in high school. The wood is Alder and the finish on this is Lacquer.

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Post# 363542 , Reply# 1   12/13/2016 at 19:53 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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This one is a lamp, this was also made in high school and it's one of my favorites. The wood is soft pine and the finish is also Lacquer. The lamp kit along with the shade was bought from Lowe's.

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Post# 363548 , Reply# 2   12/13/2016 at 20:39 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Beautiful table, especially!

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Excellent skills.   KUDOS to you!

Post# 363559 , Reply# 3   12/13/2016 at 22:13 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Thanks John, I was given an option back then if I wanted to laser engrave something on top or not, I was thinking about putting the current Kirby logo on top but I decided to leave it as it.

Post# 363561 , Reply# 4   12/13/2016 at 22:18 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Here's my next one, a wood pen. This was actually my very first project that I had done in high school. To be honest, I could've done better. The wood is out of maple and the finish is wiping varnish, of course I also added my name on it by laser engraving.

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Post# 363562 , Reply# 5   12/13/2016 at 22:25 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Next one is a buck, this one was made in college. If anyone is wondering how this was made, this was done by a scroll saw. The wood is maple, I did added a little bit of some light brown stain on it and the finish is Lacquer.

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Post# 363580 , Reply# 6   12/14/2016 at 08:41 by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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Wow. You do beautiful work.

Post# 363589 , Reply# 7   12/14/2016 at 11:29 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Thanks John.

Next one is a rolling pin, I also made this in high school. It's got several mixes of colorful wood on it I can't remember what they are but the sticks is definitely Alder. The finish is Mineral Oil.

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Post# 363592 , Reply# 8   12/14/2016 at 12:02 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Next one is a wood tie with Denver Broncos logos that I laser engraved on, this was the last project that I made in high school. The wood is Cherry and the finish is Lacquer.

I'll also tell about some other projects that I made but I unfortunately don't have them anymore.

I've made another night stand in high school similar to the first one above but it was more durable than the other one above and it looks a little different as well, same wood and same finish as well but I've given that to my brother at his house and it has since been painted blue.

I've made some doughnut holders for a wedding one time but they wanted to keep them so I let them have it.

I also made another wood pen similar to the one above but I gave that to my mom she still uses at work.

I also made another wood tie but it didn't turned out as good as I wanted it to so I gave it to my class mate for him to finish.

I made a bunch of wood spoons with my grandpa for him to give away to his neighbors.

And the last one that I can think of is I made some earrings with some exotic wood on it but I gave that to my Girlfriend.

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Post# 363670 , Reply# 9   12/15/2016 at 19:10 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Next one is called a "Johnny Cabinet". This is also one of my favorites as well but this happens to be one of the hardest ones that I made in college because the wood on this is very soft and the window was a pain to make. The wood is Cedar which happens to be my favorite type of wood of all time and the finish is Lacquer.

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Post# 363681 , Reply# 10   12/15/2016 at 22:07 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
My Dad

Could do anything with a piece of wood...he carved baskets out of peach seeds with his pocket knife..I cant carve ANYTHING..LOL, But he worked in the veneer dept of Bernhardt Furniture Co for many years, he did all the intricate inlays on fancy table tops etc.

Post# 363688 , Reply# 11   12/16/2016 at 05:14 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Used to do carpentry and cabinet work-these pretty pieces being shown here makes me so want to clear a path to my Shopsmiths and put them to work.Like cedar wood,too-finishes nicely and the smell of it as you work it!!!And it naturally repels insects.Wished I had a SHOP to put my Shopsmiths in-right now they are in my living room with a bunch of vacuums and piles of books around them!

Post# 363841 , Reply# 12   12/18/2016 at 21:27 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yeah that's another reason why Cedar is my favorite, I love the smell of it. I'm looking forward to build something out of White Cedar next semester.

Next one is a Bowed table. The wood and veneer is out of Walnut with a MDF board that's being covered by the veneer and the finish is Lacquer.

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Post# 363843 , Reply# 13   12/18/2016 at 22:03 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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talent and skill.

Post# 363964 , Reply# 14   12/21/2016 at 11:18 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
my "carving skills" are limited

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to: roasts, turkeys, and chickens. I know my talents, AND my limitations.
I do have a few very good skills, but they do not involve furniture.
Another day, another time, lol.

Post# 363994 , Reply# 15   12/21/2016 at 18:17 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Next one is called a tool box stand, this was my first project that I made in college. The wood is rustic cherry, it's got brown stain on it, and the finish is Lacquer.

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Post# 364128 , Reply# 16   12/24/2016 at 05:37 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Tool box stand--too nice to have that in a shop where it will get beat up-keep that in the house!!!Get a metal Kobalt Craftsman or similar metal tool box stand for the shop-no big deal if one of those gets beat up.

Post# 364163 , Reply# 17   12/25/2016 at 21:00 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I never really wanted to use that as a tool box in the first place, plus I spent alot of money on building this so this would probably be used as like a TV stand or something like that.

Post# 364164 , Reply# 18   12/25/2016 at 21:21 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Last one I'm showing is a chair, this was the project that I made recently a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I didn't get this project done in time because we had WAY too many students this semester and there weren't enough machines for us to use so now this is still over there waiting to get finished next semester. The wood is beech, and we had to use a choice of color paint as a finish so I picked white because it was the cheapest. I also made a seat pad with a cover of my choice so I picked light blue to match the chair.

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Post# 364191 , Reply# 19   12/26/2016 at 17:38 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

You are a true craftsman!

Post# 364727 , Reply# 20   1/5/2017 at 17:47 by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
Such Excellent Skill To Details!!!

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I think the Bowed Table is favourite out of those pictures. My major was Interior Design so I've been around that kind of thing quite a bit but my skills are limited to picking out the furniture, arranging the layout, choosing the colours & fabrics, and I'm pretty decent if I do say so myself haha. Those woodworking skills are amazing though! You truly have talent.

Post# 365145 , Reply# 21   1/15/2017 at 01:13 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Alright so the next project I'm doing this semester is a Cedar Chest (If it gets approved by the class). Instead of using the usual Eastern Red Cedar wood, I'm doing it out of Western Red Cedar wood. If I can't get that type of wood, Knotty Pine would be my second choice of wood.

Post# 365227 , Reply# 22   1/17/2017 at 09:02 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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ok I'm putting my order in now,
I need a dining room table seats 12,
a bench type table to match, I'm gonna need those 12 chairs, lol

seriously though wow! I'm so damn jealous, I can't even sharpen a pencil right!

Post# 365228 , Reply# 23   1/17/2017 at 09:02 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have no doubt at all

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that it will be fantastic. Be SURE to share with US. Good luck!

Post# 365270 , Reply# 24   1/18/2017 at 09:31 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My project got approved but it won't be called a cedar chest anymore, it's now going to be called a pine chest because our lumber dealers don't have any cedar that I want to use. I can still get cedar logs to use for the corners but we'll see how it's going to work out.

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