Curly Maple Highboy

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Project by TimF posted 07-13-2009 10:19 PM 3301 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun project. I bought some plans but changed the upper and lower middle drawers. The fans were a last minute idea

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 10:24 PM

it looks wonderful. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get the plans?

also, did you do the legs yourself or were those purchased?

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 10:33 PM

That is a beautiful piece!! Great Job!

I would also like to know where you got the plans.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 10:42 PM

I got the plans from New Yankee Workshop. They sat around for awhile. Then I got a book on amazon by Glen Huey? And I kinda took ideas from both. If I had it to do again I would have some scroll work around the inside of the knees on the legs. The legs are easy to make. You have to have a bandsaw. And a wood lathe is a big help for turning the pads. A spoke shave and rasp are also required

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 10:45 PM

This is what I aim for. Pieces so nice my kids will fight over them when I Kack. Super nice work. Wonderful grain selection. Are the drawer fronts solid or veneer?

-- Knowledge Is Responsibility

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 10:50 PM

Hey Tim
Welcome to Ljs
I only have a few words to say about your Highboy OOOO ahhhh mmmm woooow great wonderful fantastic marvoulos One of the finest highboys I’ve seen. Great Job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 10:55 PM

Somehow, “fun project” just doesn’t do justice to this piece. Gorgeous!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 11:01 PM

Wow Tim i love the way that grain just pops out at you lovely piece of furniture


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 11:14 PM

You are either very skilled and modest or high on laquer thinner! All of the pieces you have posted so far will be legendary. The wood combined with the style gives it a certain grace rarely seen in contemporary woodwork, masterful!

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 11:33 PM

Great looking piece, love the maple

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#10 posted 07-14-2009 12:16 AM

Wow, great work. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 07-14-2009 12:54 AM

You should send Norm some pics…...I bet his didn’t turn out that nice.

Great work and thanks for showing it off.

-- Kirk H. --

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 01:00 AM

That is a fun piece – to see and I am sure to show. Great job that is beautiful.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 02:17 AM


Wow, I’ve been working on a highboy for the past 7 months and was going to post it today. Your’s is so nice I’m going to wait few days now. Congrats on a great project. Very well done.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 04:18 AM

Very nice, very nice!! Love the tiger maple!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 06:55 AM

Great looking highboy. Very nice looking wood!

Did you leave off the finials off the top for a reason?

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

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