and then it becomes....... #11: The final frontier (Parental Discretion is Advised)

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 01-25-2009 04:05 AM 2174 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well today I got the first coat of my mixture of tung oil, blo, and poly. I am posting it here now as done, although I will add one or two more coats of oil in the days to come. This project has been fun to make and I think I’ve been able to successfully come out of it with some new knowledge. Which is always a good thing I suppose. I had a story in my head for this project but I figured I would let each viewer make up their own.
So lets start on the outside.

The overall cabinet
overall door
close up of fairy
close up of handle. I turned the handle on the lathe
view of dovetails. oil really highlights the end grain
And then the inside. This is where you can use your imagination and make up a story as to what these fairies are up to. It would be cool if everyone posted their thoughts.
The arch and door
close up of door
door folds down. I used soss hinges for this
Secret compartment
Door all the way up on secret compartment. This door is hinged with barrel hinges
So that is it in a nut shell. The marquetry and carvings took a long time, as did the design. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with the inside but I think I came up with something unique. I see myself walking into the entry of a large house. I see a beautifully carved archway with columns. Walk through the archway and you enter the den, where under a window sits a chase lounge. Outside the window is beautiful trees with cherry blossoms. The fairies make their own story, so again use your imagination. I want to thank everyone who followed this project and I hope you enjoyed it.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 04:10 AM

WOW!!! That is incredible. You did a great job. You skills are getting a lot better. You should post this in the projects.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 04:25 AM

They are resting after creating such an amazing work of art and craftsmanship.


-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 04:53 AM

I love that door inlay!

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 04:55 AM

A fantastic cabinet. A great job. Verry – very nice.

-- 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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pat sherman

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 05:19 AM

there is only one thing i can say. WOW. what a wonderful piece of woodworking. you can be proud of that.
thanks so much for letting us be a part of your work.


-- pat,ohio...

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 03:08 PM

What an amazing piece of art…........... let your imagination run wild on what they are doing. Thanks for the blog my friend…..........amazing job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 01-25-2009 04:09 PM

As I said before, excellent work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 04:23 PM

truly a work of art. impressive and beautiful

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 06:07 PM

As said before, WOW!!!! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 01-25-2009 06:47 PM

I forgot to mention how much I liked the handle.

Very cool.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 01-27-2009 01:38 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 02-06-2009 10:38 PM

Amazing! Wonderful creative work. I love the story telling part… In my mind maybe something of “wood nymphs”? I’ll keep the rest of that story in my head..
Truly lovely..


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