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    a learning experience

    This started out to be a small box with through dove tales and it was made from maple flooring. After cutting all the dove tails And adry assembly,I was not a happy camper. Acouple were loose. I know how to tighten them,so after cuting and fitting small pieces of maple into the joints they were OK. But it bothered me as on the front you could see they were not all the same size. Then I thought I would try my hand at useing vineer. Never had done it before. I had some that had been around for a long time and decided to use it to cover the box and hide my sins. Not sure even what the type of vineer it was .... Oak or hickery.Also I am another guy who flies by the seat of my pants. All plans are in my head nothing on paper. Resawed and plained wood for thedrawers and made up my own Quarter round for molding. Then get a idea for a secret compartment held in place with rare earth magnets. Any way it kept be in whare it was cool in the several days that we had 100 plus
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    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Good work, Ron!
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    Nice, Ron!

    Put some veneer over those magnets, and nobody will know they're there.
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    It came out great !!
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    That came out great Ron. Fun to have those experiences where you get to learn something and pull off a save at the same time!
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    Nicely done. Always fun to try something new. The magnet idea is really neat.
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    Very cool Ron!!!!!! Great save and an incredible job!
    So when are you practicing your dovetails again?
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    Nice recovery Ron, that's thinking on your feet

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    Nicely done! good to see another who knows that burn piles are made of leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Nice, Ron!

    Put some veneer over those magnets, and nobody will know they're there.
    Thats why its a secret compartment
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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