Chippendale Cabinet Project #12: Guilty

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Blog entry by William posted 03-17-2011 03:12 AM 1485 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-17-2011 03:39 AM

William, the cabinet looks really great! The guy standing next to it looks pretty good too!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 04:50 AM

Really great job WIlliam.

Your a master with the scroll saw.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 04:57 AM

I am liking that cabinet, where did you get the plans?


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#4 posted 03-17-2011 05:46 AM

Hey go get 200 gallons and dip it. I seen em do it with a car. JK
Looks great.
William it really does look good. And I do like the 2 toned look of the wood.
Oh looks like ya got a little poly on your cheek.
I couldn’t help myself. I have been doing the same with my 2 nephews in the shop. Somebody shoot me please. Uncle Dave whats this do. Uncle Dave what happens when I put my finger in here. AAAAAAAAAAAh. Sometimes having 3 girls is a blessing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 12:20 PM

Rookie, the plans can be found here at Wildwood Designs.
kkickback, I’ve tried lacquer with bad results. And yes, you still have to sand in between coats. Of course you can’t sand in the tiny holes, but you do sand any flat surfaces you can reach. The can of poly usually suggests 220 grit. I found some 320 I’ve been using.
Bearpie, ”The guy standing next to it looks pretty good too!” It’s time to see the eye doctor. Please. Quick. We don’t want you in the shop untill you get glasses. Eyesight that bad can cost you fingers.
SuperD, you need to learn how to answer them questions correctly.
Uncle Dave whats this do?
It makes you ask questions.
Uncle Dave what happens when I put my finger in here?
Same thing as this (while quickly clamping a spring clamp on his nose).
Give them an important job to do. Find you some scrap soft lumber. Pine works real well. Plane it down as thin as you can get it with the electric planer, leaving a huge pile of wood shavings. Then palm a nut in your hand as you reach over on the planer somewhere and say “CRAP”.
“Now you boys have to help me. You see this nut (make sure it’s a small one that you only have the one of that you’re fixing to stick in your pocket)? There’s another on down there somewhere in all that sawdust. Can ya’ll find it for me? It would help me out a lot if you could.


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#6 posted 03-17-2011 01:00 PM

Hi William. I have somehow managed to miss your great blog on this very interesting project. You got a fantastic result. I read through all 12 blogs in the series just now and I am impressed at the smart way you approached the work. I’m usually not that crazy about a piece with so much fancy work, but I love this piece. I think the Chinese influence in the design is what makes it special and of course the workmanship makes quite a difference too. Thanks much for sharing the build with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 02:45 PM

It looks awesome, William! I feel your pain in regards to poly. It sucks when trying to finish scroll work! I have really loved using mineral oil and then a couple light coats of spray shellac after the oil has soaked in. It gives a nice warm finish. However, with a project that is like this, I would think you would need more durability than shellac would provide.

You did a splendid job on it! It is worth every minute! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 08:06 PM

Sheila, I’m so glad someone understands what I go through with finishes. I come close to an all out argument with my brother every time he comes over. He does construction work and a lot of remodel jobs. Every time he sees a work I do, he compliments it, then proceeds to worry me to death about why I leave a lot of my project bare. I’ve tried explaining it to him, but he just doesn’t get it.
I actually thought about using shellac and decided against it because of the exact reason you mention. I needed a more durable finish with it being a piece of furniture.


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