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Project by TimF posted 07-14-2009 01:12 AM 2186 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First of all this is the unfinished version. I’ve let this rest in a room in my house. I’m not happy with the third drawer from the top. The color of the cherry doesn’t match. Also the convex shells need to be made a little thinnner. That is no problem. A couple of passes thru the planner and a little more carving. I’m hoping to finish this when the weather in Florida cools off. Then I have to make another one for my second grandson. The second one will be out of mahogany. That will be much easier to carve. I’ll be posting a photo essay on that on this site. You might enjoy my mistakes. I have a lot of other past projects to post in the future and when I get to ten I can reply to emails. I think? The replies about the Highboy were great. It’s solid wood, not veneers. Hey I’m not the best wood worker in the world or the fastest. I see some great things on this site. In the mean time I’m working on a pie crust table. Lots of carving. That will keep me in the ac for the summer





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Christopher

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 01:17 AM

Wow, another stunning piece. Do you sell your work?

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Karson

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 01:24 AM

Yes a great piece and did the colors of the other drawers change or were they a slight different color when you started.

This is an example about getting all of your wood from one log. Great looking job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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HokieMojo

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 01:35 AM

YES! A blog on the way. I really want to try somethign challenging like this. It will end up in various stages of completion in my garage for 10 yrs, but I’d still love to try.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 01:40 AM

thats a stunning peice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 01:45 AM

Hey Tim
another fine piece a great looking dresser I’m sure you’ll get the finish worked out so all the color conforms.
I’m in the middle of a pie crust now , it is a lot of carving especially for someone who has not done a lot of carving brfore. Look forward to more of your projects.
Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TimF

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 01:58 AM

Yeah JIm when I get to ten me and you can compare notes. I’ll post some photos tomorrow. I’m sure others are working on a similar project

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Bob A in NJ

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

Tim

You are one heck of a great woodworker! I’m very impressed with your work and attention to detail.
Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 02:36 AM

WOW, yoiu are pretty good:-)) Welcome to LJ.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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kolwdwrkr

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 02:47 AM

Now this is nice. Can’t wait to see 6 pictures of it finished.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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hinspeter

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#10 posted 07-14-2009 03:05 AM

Nice Job!

-- ehinspeter@msn.com

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 07-14-2009 03:34 AM

Really a beautiful piece!

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

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 03:38 AM

Tim, A beautiful piece!

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

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matt garcia

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 04:15 AM

That is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it finished!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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woodbutcher

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 06:49 AM

TimF,
I love it! Can’t wait to see your blog on it.Welcome to Lumerjocks as well. Good luck with the matching of color on the third drawer. What type finishing process do you intend to use? Congraulations on an excellent build.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 06:57 AM

Great loolking dresser. The carving looks fantastic.

Your mahogany will look great also. (my favorite wood)

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

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