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1  Woah guys, it's a table!!! (Pic heavy) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Indecisive Monkey on: September 13, 2011 02:05:32 PM
This is the first big project that I've ever undertaken, and it went so amazingly well!!!!!! I got it finished in about two weekends. All the wood is pine. For the top I used two pine panels, which I doweled and wood glued together and then cut to size (68 inches long, and 36 inches wide). The legs I wanted to be a custom height (31 inches), so rather than buying table legs, I bought 4 pieces of 1x3 pine and then I wood glued and screwed 2 pieces together. Each new 2x3 piece was cut down to two table legs and then routered to look fancy.





My dad helped me with the design of the table, and he talked me through what I had to do for each step. The entire time was like a really intensive how to use power tools class as well because I've really never used anything more complicated than a hammer. Even so, I'm so proud to say that I did everything pretty much on my own. He did the routering on the table top, and he did the rings near the bottoms of the legs (table routers are tricky to use for fancy things) but other than that this table is all me Cheesy


(This picture made me realise how dusty my floor is over there...)

With lumber, screws, l-brackets and everything like that taken in to consideration the whole table cost me about $130. It wasn't exactly a money saving operation, but that wasn't the goal.


(^ This picture is really washed out, the table top is darker than it looks)



My table is currently residing at one end of my bedroom, where I'm slowly starting to set up my very first personal crafting area. Before this I would always go home to craft with my mum/my mum's supplies Tongue

Comments/questions/critiques would be greatly appreciated!!
Sam
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2  Re: Gauge or General Advice??? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Indecisive Monkey on: June 27, 2011 08:54:45 AM
This morning after I read your post, I sat down and decided to just knit, because it was practise yarn after all. You were right about everything!!! Once I got comfortable and found a rhythm everything started coming together really well! Thanks so much for the advice  Smiley



I've never heard that washing could even out stitches before. I think I will definitely try that out after I'm done this one. It's not too too bad, but it's lumpy, so here's hoping it will be helped.

Thanks again!
Sam
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3  Ballet Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Indecisive Monkey on: February 02, 2007 12:06:47 PM
I made this purse a while ago, and its been my pride and joy ever since. The inside of it isn't really all that great to look at, a bit of a mess in there, but other than that it's fantastic.

I made it using images from a bunch of ballet magazines I had lying around, and some left over fabric, and some packing tape. I didn't do any sewing which is why it looks so messy inside, but it's a very strong purse. I can put all my regular purse necessities in it, plus at least 2 novels and it holds up fine.

Anyway...PICTURES!!!

Side number one.

Side number two.

The inside.

As far as I remember it took me about 4 hours to make, from fetching all the materials to filling it with stuff, and I went shopping with it on my arm that night.
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