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Hi All, I was searching if there is such a topic but did not find so thought of asking.

I started at the aged of 27 (Iím 29 now).

Here are my first projects (all with hand tools only), tools box & bird-feeder (the bird got it wrong I believe) .
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outstanding dovetail work..
that bird set up home at the dining table...


you sure these are your 1st...
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I love feeding and watching birds. Your feeder looks great and I hope the birds like it as much as me.
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I forgot how old I started woodworking. It's been a long long time. Would think I would be good at it by now.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Helped my dad in his home workshop from a very young age until I discovered motorcycles and women (possibly not in that order) stayed with metal (and women) for over 50 years, only back to wood as a retirement hobby, almost 2 years now.
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My first projects were no where as nice...

I think this is the oldest piece that I completed by myself that I still have, from 40 years ago. the finest craftsmanship you can get from a coping saw, 4-1 rasp, and sand paper. Finished in Testor's model paint because Mom didn't want me using spray paint.

It actually raced better than it looks!
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Wow @kp91 40 years? amazing that you still have it and still in a good condition
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The very start was in theater shops, making sets and some props. None of those are still around, but my favorite piece was a miniature grand piano for a production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Keys worked, but it was not supposed to make any noise. I remember using a hand saw to cut grooves in the ply that made the curved part of the side. Of course, it didn't have any black keys, which was Linus complaint about his toy piano in the comic strip. I also made an elecromagnet device that released the very last leaf on the tree on cue.

Way back, in Junior High, a friend and I made a bunch of fake tree trunks for some stage production. They were made with long stringers set on curved "bulkheads", kind of like an old stick model plane. Last stage project was a couple of years ago I made a set of faux French doors for a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which are still in use. More serious woodworking, cabinets, bookshelves and the rest are only during the last 8-10 years.
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Very impressive...and it's your first...?!?!?!

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