Shaker Cherry Nightstand - Handtool heavy #11: Step #11: Turning knob and moving into house!

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 03-27-2011 02:31 PM 2129 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Onto the celebration! The case lacks only wax. Flood BLO, #1 Shellac sealer, Poly x 3. Turning a knob out of rosewood on the lathe. Spindle work, no chucks here! (lazy)

Freehand tapping for the screw; the pillot was done on the drill press (honesty).

The knob. Notice my turpentine/beeswax jar customized by my fiance’, complete with little bees buzzing about.

Installed! It’s an unusual choice of wood but I love it.

Steakums (dog) approves of it in his nook. Michaelbear (bear) and Yaeger (cat) appear to approve, as well.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 02:41 PM

looks very good. nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 03:50 PM

now there you got lucky …. it fits right in the place beside the bed …....LOL

congratĀ“s Bertha and thankĀ“s for the blogs about the build it has been a pleassure to follow

take care

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 08:11 PM

Roger, thank you much!
Dennis, imagine that! Fits perfectly. I appreciate you joining me on this ride.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 10:07 PM

Congrats, thats a nice nightstand.

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 11:09 PM

Good job Bertha

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-28-2011 01:44 AM

Bertha grat job and keep em coming


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#7 posted 03-28-2011 02:10 PM

Well done. Looks to fit the space nicely.

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 10:15 PM

Goodnight and thank you Bertha,
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 01:20 PM

Nice job Al. Looks really great in its final location.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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