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Project by ChefHDAN posted 11-14-2015 05:36 PM 616 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project completed that took way too long to finally get out of the shop. I ran across a CL ad with someone who had cherry trees sawn by the local Amish and air dried on his back covered porch, bought about 300bf at $1.50 and then located some cherry veneer 3/4” cabinet ply about 3 years ago. Life and a new job got in the way and the stock has just been sitting until I changed jobs again and got some of my life back. The stock was a real find as I began to mill it I found lots of crazy QS grain figure which I tried to maximize wherever I could. End panels, face frame, top, and shelf fronts are solid local cherry. The interior dividing panels and bottom are cherry ply along with a 1/4” cherry luan back. During the build I decided to widen and lengthen the piece forgetting that I had set the original size by the rough stock sizes and when milling the top I found a few surprises from knots that I had originally planned to cut out but now needed the stock length. I made a template with 3 different size hearts and patched the defects with the hearts, border is a 1/2” & 1/4” strip of walnut. Once the BLO was applied it highlighted wings on one heart and horns on the other. Finish for the piece was three applications of BLO with about 1 day between, then after 8 days of drying sealed with WB poly 3 coats sprayed and finished with #0000 buff and t layers of past wax

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it





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jmartel

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 07:41 PM

Very nicely done. I love the cherry and walnut combination.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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rtbrmb

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 11:43 PM

Not sure how I missed the the original post on this. I really like the design with the open space in the middle – the cherry is awesome. Very clean lines.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 11:59 PM

Thanks BIll & jMartel, you guys both have awesome projects too, very jealous of the inlay work, I’m doing okay with straight pieces but don’t think I’m ready to do some of what you guys have done

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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