The Finished Duck Bed

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Project by dan mosheim posted 04-23-2010 10:31 PM 2449 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Usually, after a long and complex project like this one, I’m glad to see it go. You know, time for the next one. This one was different. It’s been in the works for about six weeks, involved a lot of old and new skills, and everyone in the shop pitched in … I give Will the credit for the turning, carving, fussy inlay fitting and finishing; Trevor gets the credit for the complex cnc work on the headboard and walnut overlay with the inlay pockets, and Sam, well, he did a great job with the metal shaping and patina work … I’ll take a little credit, for the CAD drawing of most of the ducks and for leading the parade, but it was overall a shop wide effort. Jim pitched in too but mainly his job was to keep our other projects truckin’ along. The clients were happy today and I thank them for their trust in us to commission and support us on a challenging project like this. Whew ! I’ll also miss the ongoing duck puns … ducks in a row, all ducked up, just ducky, duckin’around, what a bunch of quacks … and so it went … The whole project was a great one

More and bigger photos as well as process descriptions and drawings on my dorset custom furniture blog.

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 04-23-2010 10:34 PM

Hi Dan – Very nice inlay work! Great Piece!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#2 posted 04-23-2010 10:46 PM

Beautiful work Dan.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 04-23-2010 10:53 PM

Really beautiful Dan, and it’s good to see you giving credit to others too. That was quite a project.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 04-23-2010 11:22 PM

ceep ducking there is more on the way…......sorry cuoldn´t resist

that is realy a beautyfull bed you and your staff has created
thank´s for sharring it


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#5 posted 04-23-2010 11:45 PM

What a great design. Love it!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#6 posted 04-23-2010 11:51 PM

remarkable….any “quack” could sleep in it…glad you had great plans instead of “winging” it….okay, that’s enough.

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

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#7 posted 04-24-2010 12:45 AM

Awesome bed Dan!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 04-24-2010 01:55 AM

beautiful job!! and Barry, ... that just “fowl”

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#9 posted 04-24-2010 02:08 AM

Fantastic work on that one !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 04-24-2010 02:11 AM

Beautiful bed.

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#11 posted 04-24-2010 02:16 AM

Great team work and a beautiful bed Dan.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 04-24-2010 02:37 AM

quackin’ sweet.

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

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#13 posted 04-24-2010 05:11 AM

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 04-24-2010 05:14 AM

Wow….really really nice!

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#15 posted 04-24-2010 07:01 AM

tastefully done. Love the whole bed.

-- Theresa,

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