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Project by Andrew Betschman posted 07-30-2009 02:12 AM 2794 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gallery to show how much work goes into one of these desk. I have in the top a adjustable shelf.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/





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tinnman65

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 02:20 AM

That is one great looking piece of furniture. Looks like you took great care in wood selection, that tombstone door is amazing,well the whole thing is amazing.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 02:20 AM

Fantastic job!! Welcome to LJ :-)) What’s in the top? Shelves?

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

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 02:27 AM

what a wonderful job…so beautiful..i was worried when i saw the title at first..thought it was going to be an extreamly old wrinkled women…..lol…..couldnt resist…thanks for posting this…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 02:30 AM

Great craftsmanship & a very beautiful piece.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 07-30-2009 02:32 AM

well i had to comment one more time after i looked at your close ups…the figure in that wood is amazing..and you really did an excelent job….your mama must be proud…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-30-2009 02:38 AM

Fantastic work and beautiful work, outstanding figured woods.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-30-2009 02:38 AM

It’s stunning!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Andrew Betschman

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 02:54 AM

I have in the top a adjustable shelf.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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woodnut

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#9 posted 07-30-2009 02:57 AM

beautiful piece. Was the cove molding cut on the table saw? If so you have done a great job on them. Well no matter how you did it, it was a great job. LOL I just know how much work can go into cutting them on the table saw and getting out the teeth marks. I will go now before I fight with myself.

-- F.Little

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#10 posted 07-30-2009 03:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful!!

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Andrew Betschman

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#11 posted 07-30-2009 03:05 AM

Yes the cove molding was cut o n the table saw using this cutter. http://www.cmtutensili.com/show_items.asp?pars=RBSET~800.523~2

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-30-2009 03:12 AM

That is one project I would like to do one day!

You did a wonderful job!

Just one adjustable shelf in the top? ... or a few of ‘em?

Really very COOL!

Thank you for posting!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 07-30-2009 04:49 AM

welcome to lumberjocks … awesome

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 07-30-2009 05:31 AM

You do some very impressive work! Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 07-30-2009 05:44 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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