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Project by Woodoc posted 04-06-2016 12:59 AM 1738 views 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the case last Sept. at Lonnie Bird’s School in Dandridge TN. Then, spent almost 6 months building the drawers and applying the finish. Taking classes from a master craftsman is undoubtly the fastest way to improve your skills. Starting a new project there in 3 weeks.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien





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#1 posted 04-06-2016 01:09 AM

Congratulations on building a jaw dropping heirloom!

Good job!

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#2 posted 04-06-2016 02:11 AM

Very nice-Beautiful.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 04-06-2016 02:44 AM

outstanding.
There’s been a dearth of stellar ww projects, this fills the void nicely.

Like waho6o9 said…

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 04-06-2016 03:53 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Wood species and finish schedule, please.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 04-06-2016 05:42 AM

Classic piece, looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 04-06-2016 08:08 AM

Great piece of furniture. The wood is beautiful.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 04-06-2016 11:04 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. Beginners like myself covet encouragement from other woodworkers.

To answer Dark_Lightning: The primary wood is Tiger Maple. It was purchased from Jason Bennet who has a web site Bennettsboards.com

For the finish, I used a water based analine dye (one part JE Moser’s “Honey Amber Maple” with one part “Brown Walnut”). I then applied a liberal coat of boiled linseed oil and let it soak in for several minutes before wiping off. After a week drying time I sealed it with a coat of shellac. Then, I used a dark brown, oil based, glaze I ordered from Mohawk. After that had dried for several days, I applied three top coats of shellac. I rubbed it out with steel wool and Behlens Wool Lube. Finally, gave it a good coat of wax. This entire schedule can be found on Popular Woodworking’s Videos under Glen Huey: Finishes That Pop. The only change I made was a slightly different color.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#8 posted 04-06-2016 11:11 AM

Man oh man. That’s simply stunning. Love the tiger maple. Beautiful figure

Thanks for posting

Michael

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#9 posted 04-06-2016 12:12 PM

Nicely done indeed. Lovely piece. Great to see more period pieces here on LJ.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 04-06-2016 12:35 PM

It’s stunning . . .

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#11 posted 04-06-2016 12:59 PM

beautiful

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#12 posted 04-06-2016 06:19 PM

Congrats, That is one beautiful piece of furniture!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 04-06-2016 06:22 PM

Doc, that’s so beautiful that it would take your breath away.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 04-06-2016 06:42 PM

INCREDIBLE!!!! Well done indeed!!!!
Beautiful dovetails and finish.

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#15 posted 04-06-2016 06:48 PM

Phenomenal!
Incredibly well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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