Desk Cabinet Project #12: A Good Day-Details, Details

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Blog entry by William posted 04-06-2011 04:41 AM 1007 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 04-06-2011 04:57 AM

Great job William. I like the [do a ma flichies] on the first picture. The wood contrasting from dark to light is very nice;) Are ya down because of that mean ole weather that almost put a tree on my front yard. It just so went the other way and laid right down over the road. When she come crashing down the 17 year old was trying to get in her mama’s pocket.
Good progress. One day at a time.

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

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 05:14 AM

I think the weather had a lot to do with it. You know how much of a drastic change we’ve had since the weekend. Gotta love that Mississippi weather.
I agree on the overlay over the large doors. I don’t think simply cutting the design on the cabinet face would have looked nearly as good.
Have you noticed a them I’m using?
When possible, I’ve been picking glued up stock of mahogany that goes from dark to light in the same pieces. I think it creates a dramatic effect that draws the eyes to certain point of the cabinet.
Top drawer overlay, dark to light going down.
Bottom drawers, dark to light going up.
Do-a-ma-flitchies (you named them), dark to light going down.


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#3 posted 04-06-2011 01:01 PM

Hi William. Your project looks wonderful and is coming along very well. I’m a big fan of scrollsaws. They are amazing tools that make so many different things.

I’ve found that shop time is a kind of pain killer. I get so absorbed in the work that it becomes a lot more tolerable. I hope you experience the same. My big problem is that I’m often too tired (lazy?) to clean the shop up before leaving.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 02:34 PM

stefang, my wood work is my pain therapy. As long as I am able to get over there and get started (this is difficult depending on the task at hand) then I forget about my pain as long as the saw is going. As for cleaning, I seldom clean while in the middle of a project. So needless to say, with a project this size, my shop becomes quite messy. However, after every project, no matter the size, the shop gets cleaned up spotless. I have this hangup about everything having its place, and being there.


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