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Project by Alvarez posted 01-13-2010 10:54 PM 1487 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cabinet was a rush job, this particular piece was made for my ailing father in law who always wanted one to place his model cars on. He was able to see it a week before he passed. Its made of pine, stained and varnished 3 times.

-- Alvarez





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Pdub

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 11:03 PM

It looks great. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. It was good that he got to see it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Randy Sharp

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 11:09 PM

Alvarez, that is a beautiful piece. I am amazed at just how beautiful the finish turned out. One doesn’t often see that with pine.

I am curious about two items. I don’t see adjustable shelf pin holes in the pre-finished photos. And, I don’t see a door for entry of items. Am I missing them? I have been looking at samples for making one and like yours very much.

Thanks for posting and thanks for additional information.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Chriskmb5150

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 11:56 PM

Very nice! Sorry about your father in law. Exceptional finish for pine IMO.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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rtb

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 12:46 AM

To have accomplished this in his last days to fulfill his long held wish speaks to both your skill as a woodworker and your character. as a human being. I call you friend. well done friend.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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woodworm

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 01:47 AM

It’s beautiful and it keeps touchy stories for everyone involved.
But life has to continue, so does you woodworking talent and skill.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Alvarez

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 04:46 PM

Thank you all for the comments…
Randy, I did mill the shelf pin holes, the one picture your referring to didn’t have them drilled yet and also my Father in law wanted a cabinet with no doors, an open case if you will.
RTB, thank you my friend…..

-- Alvarez

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Randy Sharp

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 04:54 PM

Ahhh, yes. I can see that now – open sides. Very good. A unique style were considering! Thanks for replying.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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