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Project by bondogaposis posted 06-11-2014 07:41 PM 1169 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a while, so here goes. This is a Greene and Greene reproduction of a medicine cabinet from the Gamble House. Plans are in Classic Arts and Crafts Furniture by Bob Lang. This was a perfect project for the half bathroom in my house that lacks a little shelving. The wood is cherry w/ quilted big leaf maple for the door panels. It was a pretty straight forward project except for the door panels. When I was getting the panels down to 1/4” thickness the tear-out was terrible. I was even getting micro tear-out using a freshly sharpened card scraper. That was a first. Finally I realized planing was out, I had to go straight from the bandsaw to sanding. It was lot of work but the figure is amazing and I’m glad I took the time. Thanks for looking.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 07:49 PM

Very nice work. Love the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 08:20 PM

that looks great. I agree with Monte, the wood looks fantastic

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 12:05 AM

You did a great job on this. And that is some absolutely amazing wood. A drum sander should be on your wish list. I wouldn’t let wood like that anywhere near my planers. My CL drum sander is just perfect for figured woods like yours.

How is it finished? The grain/figure couldn’t be better!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 01:35 AM

gfadvm, I saturated it with Watco Danish oil, then put a diluted coat of Minwax Wipe on Poly on top. I still need to wax it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 02:07 AM

Good to hear that it was a simple enough process for me to do it! Thanks for the reply.

Clear Danish Oil? Or the tinted/colored stuff?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 02:08 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Really well done.

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 04:55 AM

Very beautiful work.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 12:09 PM

Nice. Very nice.
A beautiful piece.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 12:13 PM

gfadvm, I used the clear Danish oil.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 01:38 PM

Thanks Bondo. I can handle that!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 07:37 PM

Beautiful design, beautiful wood, and very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 06-14-2014 03:04 AM

beautiful little cabinet, i like ver much its proportion, and the wood used is perfect, for a minute i thought you had sycamore in there…i really want to get some western maple…thank you for sharing this, its very nice.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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