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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 04-10-2017 03:18 AM 1006 views 6 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wedding gift I made for my cousin and his soon to be bride. All solid black walnut and hand dovetails.

There’s a blog on the progress here: http://www.westfallwoodcraft.com/2017/04/walnut-turntable-stand.html

A friend said that this piece is like something you’d see in a gallery. I can’t disagree. I’ve come a long ways in this craft. It’s very rewarding.

As I mentioned in the blog, I only have a few possessions from my father. One is his guitar. As a teen I found the hand written words to this song in the guitar case. I guess he like to play it. Now I dedicate it to the bride and groom.


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-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 03:24 AM

Strong…really like the door pull you made.

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EugdOT

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 03:29 AM

Really nice, great work

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pottz

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#3 posted 04-10-2017 03:32 AM

nice work and a very great song,i know why your dad liked it,both are beautiful-peace.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 04-10-2017 03:43 AM

Love those dovetails. Nice work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 04-10-2017 04:45 AM

Beautiful figure featured on the door, Red! Are the proud dovetails pillowed or chamfered? Where and how did you sign the piece? Congratulations to the couple. May God bless their union.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 04-10-2017 05:39 AM

So nice, Red.
Didn’t know about your guitar. What is it? I inherited a 1949 Gibson J50 from my grandfather. It is the coolest thing I own.

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#7 posted 04-10-2017 06:04 AM

Two thumbs up, Dan. And then some.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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JADobson

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#8 posted 04-10-2017 10:11 AM

Wow Red. Looks awesome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#9 posted 04-10-2017 01:11 PM

Applause!! Well done sir, great piece.

-- Brian Noel

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Brit

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#10 posted 04-10-2017 01:24 PM

Wonderful piece Red. It is sure to serve the happy couple well.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#11 posted 04-10-2017 01:38 PM

Beautiful work as always BRK.

I’m curious, how do you determined the orientation of the dovetails on a carcass?

If it is a wall hanging case, the tails are oriented to prevent the top/bottom from pulling out or dropping down (vertical resistance), correct? Yet in this instance since the carcass is supported by legs/floor so would the tails be most effective if they were oriented to prevent the side being pushed outward? Or is it strictly a visual preference that is the determining factor?

-- ~Tony

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 04-10-2017 01:59 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet and it has a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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hobobanned

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#13 posted 04-10-2017 01:59 PM

Wow!! That is a wonderful piece and a great gift. You really extracted the best qualities possible out of that walnut, the grain is beautiful especially the piece you chose for the door. I love it, burly walnut is just so striking, and the dovetails are perfect for it.

-- hobobanned

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#14 posted 04-10-2017 02:39 PM

beautiful wood

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#15 posted 04-10-2017 02:41 PM

beautiful crafted …....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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