The Finished Duck Bed

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Project by dan mosheim posted 1456 days ago 2178 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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Darrell Peart

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#1 posted 1456 days ago

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 1456 days ago

Beautiful work Dan.

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

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#3 posted 1456 days ago

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 1456 days ago

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 1456 days ago

What a great design. Love it!

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

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#6 posted 1456 days ago

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 1456 days ago

Awesome bed Dan!

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

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#8 posted 1456 days ago

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

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#9 posted 1456 days ago

Fantastic work on that one !!

-- "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 1456 days ago

Beautiful bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1456 days ago

Great team work and a beautiful bed Dan.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 1456 days ago

quackin’ sweet.

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

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#13 posted 1456 days ago

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 1456 days ago

Wow….really really nice!

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

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#15 posted 1456 days ago

tastefully done. Love the whole bed.

-- Theresa,

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