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Project by Waldschrat posted 07-31-2009 01:15 PM 1628 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shelf for small books and what not, I built about a month ago, to see where I was at in cutting dovetails and through tennons. It is out of European Oak and Oiled with Biofa Parkett Oil.

It turned out relativly good, I made good time and makes for a perfect shelf for all my smaller books (which somehow, I always seem to accumilate and not know where to store).

Let me what you guys think…. I am happy with the function and how it looks.

PS I must say, the through tennons were a tad tricky, just in the accuracy factor because there is no shoulder, so the width had to be dead on…. I did not plan it that way, my master did on purpose!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine





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#1 posted 07-31-2009 01:46 PM

Your master craftsman….are you certain his name is not Mephistopheles? You do excellent joinery and the finish is quite worthy…but a “timed” exercise. The Deutches system of training craftsman remains one of thes best if not the best in the world. Anybody would be proud of those dovetails and through tennons.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 02:53 PM

I would say you have “exceeded expectations”. The dovetails and through tenons look excellent!

-- jstegall

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Waldschrat

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 06:02 PM

Thanks for the kind words fellows! I am no master yet though! ;-) but perhaps some day, who knows… Thats a whole nother animal and another lengthy and difficult schooling…. in fact as far as I have heard Germany is the last in Europe, who still require schooling, exams, working exams, and a Master piece to recieve a “Meisterbrief” or Mastercertificate. Some day, some day.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 06:58 PM

Very nice.

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

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 02:59 AM

Well, if this is an example of your skill on a quiz, I hope you stick with it and go for the Meisterbrief. We all need masters to follow, and you could be an example for us. Good work!

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 04:13 AM

Nicholas
Wonderful work looks great and super dovetail work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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