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Project by PetVet posted 2070 days ago 2896 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 2070 days ago

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 2070 days ago

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 2070 days ago

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 2070 days ago

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 2070 days ago

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 2070 days ago

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 2069 days ago

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 2068 days ago

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 2068 days ago

Nicely executed!

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PebbleCreek

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#10 posted 2066 days ago

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 2058 days ago

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 2029 days ago

love it! great work!

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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jim1953

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#13 posted 2029 days ago

Great Job nice style

-- Jim, Kentucky

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clarkey

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#14 posted 1269 days ago

Very well put together, sweeeeeeeet

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deborelli

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#15 posted 809 days ago

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

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