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Project by DaveTPilot posted 06-25-2009 11:32 PM 2443 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try something different. Knowing how difficult, if at all possible it would be to cut such tight corners in the block of cherry, I decided to cut partial shapes for the drawers. I then cut drawer fronts from contrasting hard maple.

I was able to cut the full dolphin shape in the carcass once the drawers were removed. This project was very challenging especially when trying to shape the dolphin drawer fronts so that they would fit without binding into the carcass.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com





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Built2Last

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 11:50 PM

very, very nice!!

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 11:54 PM

Very nice design.
Lots of points for originality!
Ellen

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 12:24 AM

Nice piece! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 12:28 AM

Well done! And I like the proportions—just right.

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 01:31 AM

Bloody marvelous mate.. so cool.. well done..

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 02:35 AM

Fantastic! Deffinetly a unique spin on a band saw box. Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 06-26-2009 07:42 PM

Neat idea-Thanks

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#8 posted 06-26-2009 09:25 PM

sweet work what nice friendly faces they have love them Alistair

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#9 posted 06-27-2009 05:53 AM

Wonderfully creative! Well done!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 03:55 AM

Thank you all! I very much appreciate the comments.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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#11 posted 06-29-2009 04:09 AM

Nice work

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#12 posted 06-30-2009 04:30 PM

great job !

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#13 posted 01-27-2011 12:15 AM

Very nice design- also kudos from me for originality.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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