6 years later, the top

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Project by loupitou06 posted 04-24-2015 02:34 AM 1493 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished the bottom part 6 years ago, almost day for day (see here

It took some time to finally get around to get on a large project but I’m glad I did because my skills improved a bit since I completed the first part.

i used the same wood Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and curly maple. The new jatoba is a bit more clear than the old one, I hope time will blend the difference.

The joinery is mainly dovetails, except for the sides of the frame that were done with a domino – definitely a lot easier than the double mortise and tenons !

The finish used is 3 coats of shellac followed by 4 coats of oil varnish.

Thanks for watching

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 12:26 PM

Very nice. Worth the wait.

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 01:26 PM

nice looking cabnet

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#3 posted 04-24-2015 01:27 PM

beautiful! great work, very nice all around

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#4 posted 04-24-2015 02:29 PM

Really Beautiful! Excellent work, worth the wait!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 04:32 PM

Really nice piece! Nailed the scale, and nice contrast

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#6 posted 04-24-2015 05:22 PM

The calendar doesn’t matter; the results do. And you’ve got great results.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 04-24-2015 06:49 PM

Better late than… Gorgeous anyhow!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#8 posted 04-24-2015 08:13 PM

WOW!! Very nice workmanship.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 04-24-2015 09:11 PM

Just gorgeous and the contrasting woods really make it visually pop. Very well crafted and who cares how long it takes if you don’t have a deadline? IMHO

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 04-24-2015 09:24 PM

Very Cool!

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 02:18 AM

Nice work. I feel you on the take forever projects. Worth it in the end but the road is always long.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 04-28-2015 03:03 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone, now en route for the next project :)

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#13 posted 05-09-2015 12:52 PM


-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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