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  1. #1
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    First Project

    I'm making this for my wife. I have run into a lot of problems along the way. First I should have never tried to design my first project myself. Case in point, the doors are solid with a solid band. I have already been told that they will eventually split apart. I'll deal with that when it happens with new doors. All comments are welcome. I could surely use the help and advice.








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    Gene

    Nice looking job, my first project should have had so many problems

    Thanks for the post

    Jay

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    Very nice Gene! You sure didn't skimp on your saw. What a pleasure it must be to use that thing.

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    Thanks it's good to know it looks like I'm on the right track. I'm starting to see the end and I'm excited.

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    Looking real nice, Gene. I've built a few things that defied the rules and won, and I've built a few things according to the rules that still moved in a bad way. Here's hoping things stay put on your doors. I think they look great.
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    Gene, for a first, or a 10th etc, I think you dun good!

    Yeah, nice saw, great to see some one buy their last saw the first time out

    I don't know if your doors will split or not, they look like a rail and stile door with just a flat panel, or am I missing something?

    Hope the door hold, they are sure beauties!

    Cheers!
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    Great job for a first go! I wish my first one looked like that.

    What are the woods you used? I'm working a similar project and I wanted to achieve the same contrast between brown and almost white woods but I didn't know which ones to choose

    Thanks for posting the pics!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    gene, i think you done right designing by the seat of your pants. don`t fall into the "i need plans" trap....read and learn and above all keep building.
    every one of us can look back even just a year ago and see things we built that we`d change, it`s part of the learnin`-growin` process and the beauty of working with wood is that the process never stops, a person can spend their entire life making "stuff" and never truely master all of the various aspects of the craft.
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    gene, i think as others have said you did well. here's hoping those beautiful doors don't split.

    tod's right, every project i do i realize during the project or after completion there was something i could have done to make it better or easier.

    keep at it.
    chris

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    That is one very aggressive first project! Well done! I like the design and think you've done a spectacular job. Kudos!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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