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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 02-16-2013 12:44 PM 1492 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cannot imagine how long something like this would take to build, then think about that fact that this is 200ish years old and no power tools and no CAD.


Here’s some info in David Roentgen, the creator of that desk and some of his papers.

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 02:10 PM

Holy CRAP! It would take you an hour trying to figure out which button/knob/key opens which drawer/tray/compartment!

”Now where did I put that dam pencil?”
This button? Nope.
This key? Nope.
I know THIS button. DAMN! Hey honey, would you bring me a pencil please?


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#2 posted 02-16-2013 02:33 PM

It’s a very cool thing.. thinking of a simpler way to incorporate those features in a box maybe? It would be a challenge for sure.

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 03:34 PM

That last part was pretty crazy.

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 09:13 PM

A long time in planning…
... and a long time in building…
... is my guess… LOL


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#5 posted 02-17-2013 02:28 PM

Wasn’t that in a James Bond film?

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 03:21 PM

Thanks for posting. That is unbelievable.

Why don’t you post this in the Woodworking Skills Share forum? Some who miss it here might see it there.

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