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TIGER MAPLE HIGHBOY

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Project by bungy posted 1877 days ago 2238 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THE HIGHBOY HAS ONE BOARD SIDES AND HAND DOVETAILS,FINISHED WITH ANILINE DYE AND WATCO OIL.I USED A NORMAN VANDEL DESIGN.





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brianinpa

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#1 posted 1877 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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HokieMojo

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#2 posted 1877 days ago

oh no, that is just WAY too nice. What great use of great material. Glad it ended up in your hands and not mine.

on a side note, I really like the floors too. don’t see floors like that very often.

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1877 days ago

Beautiful! Thanks for the post.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Edward E Nock II

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#4 posted 1877 days ago

Man what a BEAUTIFUL piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiger Maple looks great on any project, especially on High/Lowboys.
I sure would like to built sometime, but it ain’t over yet.

ED

-- ED NOCK

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GaryK

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#5 posted 1877 days ago

VERY nice!

Great looking job. The maple looks fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 1877 days ago

Beautiful piece. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing

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F Dudak

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#7 posted 1877 days ago

Awesome build!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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BeachedBones

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#8 posted 1877 days ago

Wow… Just WOW… what I wouldn’t give to be able to build that…

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1877 days ago

Absolutely stunning Tiger Maple and Craftsmanship ! Please post some more photos of it : ) What brand and color did they call this dye ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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tinnman65

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#10 posted 1877 days ago

Very nice. You hit the ball out of the park with that one!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1877 days ago

Spectacular wood and construction!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 1877 days ago

Man what an awesome Highboy!! Where in the world did you find one piece boards that wide, long, and defect free? Those handcut dovetails would make Chuck Bender very proud!!! Great job!! Also, beautiful color on the maple!! How did you form the round part of the moulding? Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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DavidH

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#13 posted 1877 days ago

very nice, i can only dream of being able to build something this nice, but one day just maybe :)

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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klpete45

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#14 posted 1877 days ago

Fantastic! You must be very proud – this piece will demonstrate to future generations what great craftsmanship and beautiful wood can accomplish.

-- Klpete45, Oklahoma

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acanthuscarver

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#15 posted 1877 days ago

Professionally speaking, excellent job. The dovetailing looks to be first rate and the proportions of the piece are pretty good too. I’d like to see a closeup of the foot if you can manage it. From the photos, it looks like you used a Delaware Valley ring and pad on the foot. Did you copy an original piece or is this something that you designed? Either way, excellent job.Keep up the good work and please post more projects.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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