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Project by hooky posted 07-05-2009 09:15 AM 1673 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are three 2nd year projectsof a furniture making course(required to complete for my cabinetmaking apprenticeship)

The first two photographs are of a corner cabinet, it is constructed from Tasmanian Oak and MDF the front fascia was angled and glued together then attqached to hte mdf carcase the doors were half laped and then dowelled. The lower door panel was veneered onto 3mm (1/8th inch) plywood

The Second project was a half round table The legs and top are solid tasmanian oak, the 3 round panels were made out of MDF 5 sheets of 3mm were pressed into shaped and then veneered, the draw was made with hand cut dove joints as the curve could not be placed into a machine

The 3rd project is a writing desk (i am sorry about the poor picture) it is also made from Tasmanian Oak the legs were rough shaped on a band saw then assembled with aprons then planed to the round shape. the draw front and fascia was all cut from the same piece of timber by cutting 20mm from top and bottom then cutting the draw front out of the centre this was then put to one side and the rest of the pieces glued back together

Hope you like them and thanks for looking


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#1 posted 07-05-2009 01:41 PM

Hooky, you have arrived! Nice work, you obviously were not playing hooky from class!
Thanks for sharing!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 07-05-2009 02:17 PM

They are great projects – nicely built indeed.
The writing desk is the one I like most.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 04:46 PM

I like them all I give you an A+ on everything.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 01:22 PM

Thanks for your comments

woodworm the writing table that you liked also has a matching chair but i havent upholstered it yet so I cant really call it complete


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#5 posted 07-10-2009 02:31 PM

Gidday mate, greetings from the East.
I worked in the West years ago and loved it..
Look forward to seeing more from you and other fellow Aussies.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 01:19 PM

hooky ,

your work is stunning !

i realy wish at times that i had been able to
formally learn the works .
i learn from books and trial and error ( mostly error )(LOL) .

not bad for a guy stuck out in the boonies !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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