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My sister came to visit this spring and while she was here I asked her if she’d like me to make something for her. Since she visited on an airplane I thought I’d make something smaller and we decided on a shaker cabinet that was in a woodworking magazine. It was made out of cherry but I decided to make hers out of Walnut. While I was doing some French Polishing practice. I glued up some veneer panels to practice on. The one for the door was one of my practice pieces.

The door is Clairo Walnut on the front and Waterfall Bubinga on the back. The back of the cabinet has Sapel Pomella Veener on it. The original cabinet plan had drawers in the lower cabinet. But she was planning to put it between her twin mirrors in her bedroom and didn’t desire the drawers. So I left a shelf for her to place nicknacks. The upper shelves are adjustable.

Sorry about the picture, with the glare.

-- 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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Max

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#1 posted 2682 days ago

Karson,

That is one nice looking cabinet. I really like the choice of woods, especially the Clairo Walnut for the front of the door.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2682 days ago

Hi Karson,
Another beautiful creation by you. I love that front panel, It sure has character.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#3 posted 2682 days ago

Yes you can look at the front panel and look at all of the things that you can see. You can see the big nose and the handle bar must under it. You can see an owl’s face and beak. there are a couple of doves. One person at the woodworkers club said he saw an x-rated picture. So I guess it depends on how your mind is working.

I think I have a few more sheets of that veneer, I’ll have to look.

-- 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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scottb

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#4 posted 2681 days ago

Yes, character. And great figure!... I didn’t want to bring it up (so thanks for doing so)... – I can see how some might see an owl…. I can’t help but see a female torso. But in my defense I was an Art major in college, so I’ve done plenty of figure studies. I think it’s normal to see the human form interposed all around us, but generally we see entire figures or faces. (Here I still see a partially, albeit skimpily clothed form. Though certainly R rated.) I blame the symmetry. Perhaps you have enough veneer left to make a sister piece? (Sorry, I had to say that.)

On a similar note, there are a couple of bear faces in the knots and grain in the knotty pine floor in the upstairs bath. I never pointed them out to my wife, and she sees them too.

It’s not what’s there, but what we see. Like you said… it all depends on our minds.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Gary

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#5 posted 2681 days ago

This cabinet blows me away. It is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
Did I say how good this looks?!? It’s gorgeous.

Ya think I like it? ;-)

Great project.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2680 days ago

Really cool Karson, I see the wood spirit, I don’t know why, but it’s beautiful just the same. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2561 days ago

It is one of the best bookmatching jobs I have seen. Spectacular.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#8 posted 2561 days ago

I made up the panel as a test on French Polishing. I took a Jeff Jewitt class on French Polishing and I wanted to practice. o this was one of my trials.

I asked my sister if she wanted something. I found this panel and the rest is what you see.

It’s a lot of fun doing Veneering.

-- 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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scottb

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#9 posted 2560 days ago

Coming back to this one with fresh eyes I still see part of the femal figure (and quite a figure at that) Something I don’t think the Shakers would have been showing off ;)

Still is a gorgeous piece though.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2477 days ago

Very nice piece. Great veneer technique. Thanks !!!

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

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2477 days ago

Excellent work, Karson. The veneering really gives the cabinet a spectacular look. I saw the plans that you mentioned and your version blows it out of the water. Her cheeches must have been sore from smiling all the way home on the airplane. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#12 posted 2476 days ago

Great work Karson. I have to get into that veneering. 23rd on the list. I’m glad this one came back around.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Krisztian

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#13 posted 2319 days ago

Great veneering techique Karson.I’m thinking to buy some kinda of veneer press or make one.

-- Krisztian VA My website: www.vacarpentry.com

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Blake

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#14 posted 2289 days ago

You have a knack for finding and choosing beautiful wood. Gorgeous cabinet!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Karson

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#15 posted 2289 days ago

Blake:
That veneer was just some that I picked up and I was doing some practicing. It wasn’t until I suggested that I make one for my sister that I pulled the veneered panel out of a stack. Now I need to see if I can find any more. I think there were some more sheets.

-- 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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