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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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I have not contributed anything to the forum since joining, but now have time to enjoy woodwork since retirement.

With ideas found on this site regarding routing, jigs, and techniques i have completed my first project - a new batroom cabinet contructed from American White Ash. Had a few teathing problems like the router running away with me, but no serious damage done.

I am now looking forward to further projects, hopefully for some reward.

Attached is a couple of pictures; and any comments would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 07:43 AM
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Very nice, Graham!
Beautiful arched doors. The concealed hinges really help to show off the wood and your workmanship.
I really like the ash, too.
What finish did you use?

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Wow, Very nicely done. For Your first project, that looks great, Graham! Thanks for joining. Very good to be able welcome You.

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Hi Graham

Very nice looking cabinet and fits the color scheme of the walls. Thoughts on putting a ash frame on the side mirror.

Great looking job.

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Very nice looking project. Ash wood is a favorite of mine.
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Excellent looking work Graham.




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That is a beautiful cabinet Graham. It would be nice if on future projects you would take a series of photographs to show how YOU went about the various stages.

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For a first project. That is a great one.
Nicely done!

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Nice work, Graham..

Check out that new high-tech cordless router.. wireless and no recharging required!!
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with finished projects like that Graham, me thinks you soon won't be nearly as retired as you think...

very nice work!!!!

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