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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 198 days ago 1820 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this email this morning and had to share it with my fellow Lumberjocks. The craftsmanship is amazing. From all the inlays and the flawless finish this desk is something. What’s truly amazing is all the secret compartments and buttons to activate them all. It’s not only an engineering marvel, but a work of art. Enjoy!

Again, This is not mine. Just wanted to share as were all wood junkies!

AMAZING DESK

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"



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lew

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#1 posted 198 days ago

Saw this too, Ken. Made me want to put my tools on Craig’s List.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 198 days ago

I hear ya, thought the same thing…. Been reading Dennis Zongker’s Wooden Boxes this weekend making me feel the same. LOL Great Book! TTUL Lew

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 198 days ago

Ken that is just amazing
It is about the most complex piece of cabinetry that I’ve seen
Thanks for sharing

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Loren

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#4 posted 198 days ago

The builder was famous in his time for his engineering skills. His
cabinet designs are a bit awkward compared to the best of
his contemporaries but the mechanical fascinations he developed
helped sell the work. His assets in France were seized during
the French revolution and he never built work at the same
level again after that. I guess a lot of his clients lost their
heads resulting in a lot of unpaid bills.

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amagineer

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#5 posted 198 days ago

I also saw this, and admire the craftsman who built this,
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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MrFid

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#6 posted 198 days ago

Wow that blew my mind. What a cool video. This is probably more mystifying to me than any iPhone could ever be. Unreal how smart some people are.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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fuzzface

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#7 posted 197 days ago

Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to see what this would fetch on Antiques Roadshow.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

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RibsBrisket4me

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#8 posted 197 days ago

Unreal….

Roentgen-grams were the first name for x-rays…wonder if there is a connection?

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 197 days ago

You’re kidding us…..you really built this, didn’t you? Well, I, for one, am NOT surprised. I’ve been watching your work.
Great project, work of art. Thanks for sharing.
Reckon I’ll go see if I can put another coat of paint on that birdhouse now…..

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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kiefer

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#10 posted 197 days ago

Thanks for sharing this and I always enjoy stuff like this ,unbelievable design and craftsmanship .

-- Kiefer 松

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 197 days ago

WOW! Im totally in awe of this one. Now I will be up ALL night, nah, ALL Week trying to figure out how to build one of these in my lifetime! Im pretty sure I aint gonna figure this one out no time too soon. LOL This is awesome! Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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stefang

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#12 posted 197 days ago

Thanks Ken, I have seen this video before, but it’s always worth seeing again. A woodworking and mechanical wonder for sure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Diggerjacks

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#13 posted 196 days ago

Hello Ken

Very incredible

Thanks a lot for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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