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Project by Andrew Betschman posted 1722 days ago 2623 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 1722 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1722 days ago

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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grizzman

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#3 posted 1722 days ago

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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Loucarb

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#4 posted 1722 days ago

Great craftsmanship & a very beautiful piece.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 1722 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1722 days ago

Fantastic work and beautiful work, outstanding figured woods.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 1722 days ago

It’s stunning!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Andrew Betschman

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#8 posted 1722 days ago

I have in the top a adjustable shelf.

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

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woodnut

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#9 posted 1722 days ago

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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treeman

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#10 posted 1722 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!!

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Andrew Betschman

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#11 posted 1722 days ago

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 1722 days ago

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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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 1722 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks … awesome

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

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1722 days ago

You do some very impressive work! Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jim1953

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#15 posted 1722 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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