New Photos of Freestanding Cabinet!

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Blog entry by Blake posted 10-06-2010 07:34 AM 5099 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have spent the last few weeks sanding and finishing my Freestanding Cabinet. I sanded the cabinet to 500 grit inside and out, and up to 1500 grit on the top, sides and door panels. Then I layered on 6 coats of hand-rubbed Formby’s low-gloss tung oil & varnish, and then I polished it with 3 coats of wax.

Then I was able to get to a friends photography studio and shoot some better photos. I took the photos myself but she was nice enough to lend me the space, the backdrop, and the professional remote-controlled strobe lighting. This was the first time I’ve ever had access to a professional studio to take pictures of a project, I was pretty stoked with the results. Here’s a little plug for her website:

I updated the project page with the new photos so check it out!

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-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 07:49 AM

Outstanding Blake. The photos enhance some amazing craftsmanship. Extraordinary work. This piece was worthy of the extra effort for sure.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 08:22 AM

For stereo buffs, there always was an argument about the most important thing—is it the amp, is it the pre-amp, is it the speakers, is it the turntable, blah, blah, blah.

For me (these are the days of vinyl, I’m talking about), a cheap turntable, tonearm, and cartridge … played through incredibly wonderful, and expensive, speakers … gave you the incredibly accurate sound of … junk.

But put a really accurate source (say, a CD player) into a moderate system and … doesn’t it still sound pretty darned good ?

My point ??

Fair question !

Great lighting and great photography will show it all.

What it showed with your piece, Blake, is that you did an incredible job. It’s beautiful design, coupled with really flawless execution :-)

Bravo !

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 09:36 PM

What kind of finish do you put on your projects?

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 11:55 PM

Nice work.

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 12:37 AM

Blake; A great completion to a fantastic project.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 01:00 AM

wwwow that is nice.

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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