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Project by Oldtool posted 102 days ago 755 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While this project doesn’t meet the full requirements of Posting – in that it is not 100% complete, it is now in use & can stand alone as is, and I haven’t posted in quite a while, so I’ve decided to post this initial portion of the ultimate project.

I started this project back in last September, but with family coming first, that being 4 grandchildren involved in 6 different sports & on 10 different teams, as well as the holidays, well – shop time comes around occasionally.

I was provided maximum overall dimensions for the complete assembly, and a photo as an example of the desired end product;

My idea of the final product;

This project is constructed with Red Pine lumber from the mill, and there are some interesting dark red streaks throughout, as well as a few solid knots. Dye is Homestead’s TransTint Honey Amber, coated with several coats of Arm-R-Seal satin wiping varnish. (As a side note, I received a lot of assistance from Jeff Jewitt @ Homestead when working on the dye process. Very helpful.)
My goal when making this cabinet in a country style to match existing furniture styles, was to do as much as possible with hand tools, especially the many wooden hand planes I have. All surfaces were rough & smooth planed, no sandpaper, and all trim was created with molding planes.

The outside trim around the lower door panels was created with a 5 step process using 4 different planes;

Raised panels were cut with an old panel raising plane;

Doors constructed with pegged mortise & tenon joints;

All carcase joints were hand cut dovetails;

Groves cut with an old plow plane;

Dados by hand saw & dado planes;

The door knobs turned on the lathe (cherry for contrast), made with long stems that rotate the cherry latch;

and the top molding created from two pieces by hand, with a top molded by plane, providing an eye level shelf for family photos to be displayed;

Now it’s on to the two shelf towers for the sides, and as I was informed – two matching end tables.

Thanks for viewing, and happy woodworking to you …....

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln





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Jamie

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#1 posted 102 days ago

Very well executed. I really like your commitement to using hand tools.

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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freddy1962

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#2 posted 102 days ago

Awesome, well done!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Brett

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#3 posted 101 days ago

Very nicely done! It definitely has the appeal of quality and country charm. You nailed it! Not literally, ha ha!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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andy6601

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#4 posted 101 days ago

Great job! I really like the style and the process!

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 101 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 101 days ago

Beautiful project! I am sure she will love it, I like the use of hand tools and the Molding is really nice. Good job, Great work thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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woodworker59

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#7 posted 99 days ago

you are the MAN…. very well done, hand tools are the reason we work wood… I love it.. you my friend are one heck of a craftsman… don’t let anyone tell ya otherwise.. much respect indeed….Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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