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Project by PetVet posted 11-07-2008 05:02 PM 3170 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a huntboard I built with the aid of a plan by Garrett Hack. It called for some traditional joinery that I hadn’t attempted yet, so was a great learning experience for me. The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-All.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 05:08 PM

This is an excellent work! Great job Rich.
I like the finish colour.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jcame

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 05:09 PM

Very well executed, I love it!!! Did you hand cut the half blinds or use a jig? Oh well no matter they look great,you must be very proud.

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com

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PetVet

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#3 posted 11-07-2008 05:16 PM

I used the Porter Cable dovetail jig for the drawers. I also used it for the sliding dovetail for the back panel on the drawers. It takes a while to set that up so that they are tight but still easy enough to slide together. The front top rail had hand cut blind dovetails into the top of the legs. Fortunately, they don’t show!!! The center stiles had a wedged tenon into the top rail. Really a tight joint.
The sides and back use splines in the middle panel to allow them to “float” for expansion and contraction. The plans called for a bead along the edges of the floating panels, and I added a lacewood inlay there to accent the bead.
The little wife was pleased, so I am pleased. You never feel perfectly comfortable with a project. You know where all the little imperfections are, but all in all I was happy with the finished product.
Thanks for the comments and support!
Rich

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 11-07-2008 05:29 PM

Looks really nice, I’d like to build one of these when I get a chance.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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woodworm

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#5 posted 11-07-2008 05:55 PM

I agree with you Rich about the imperfection. No matter how little imperfection is, even the hiden one, we would not feel comfortable with the moment it happens. But over times, that feeling slowly fades away!

Thanks

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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PetVet

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#6 posted 11-07-2008 06:35 PM

Sorry the first pic is so out of focus.
Rich

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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sharad

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#7 posted 11-08-2008 02:32 PM

An excellent piece of work with superb joinary.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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PetVet

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#8 posted 11-09-2008 05:42 PM

There, replaced the out of focus picture!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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BeauxTx1

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#9 posted 11-10-2008 06:22 AM

Nicely executed!

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PebbleCreek

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#10 posted 11-12-2008 01:20 AM

Am I allowed to mention that nothing is kept in this hunt board? :) It’s prettier in person.

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CoreyM

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#11 posted 11-19-2008 09:13 PM

Really nice piece. This is on my list of things to build in the near future.
Corey

-- Corey

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martin007

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#12 posted 12-18-2008 04:28 PM

love it! great work!

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#13 posted 12-18-2008 04:54 PM

Great Job nice style

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 01:18 AM

Very well put together, sweeeeeeeet

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deborelli

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#15 posted 04-21-2012 09:19 PM

This is a very beautiful piece, thanks for showing the unfinished carcass so we can really see the construction detail.

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