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Project by iditarod posted 04-18-2017 07:02 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have decided to add a few pieces from the recent past. I have already posted my tool chest (right of passage) and new bench. This is a commissioned display case. I am looking forward to the new pieces for our home and the commissions still on the drawing board.





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papadan

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 07:20 PM

Very nice cabinet.

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 07:32 PM

Well done , very clean lines.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 08:38 PM

Good job … great dovetails! Tell us about the finish … please.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 08:41 PM

Beautiful peice

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#5 posted 04-18-2017 10:00 PM

That’s a beauty!

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 04-19-2017 12:08 AM

Very nice and clean! Like the dovetails and pegged mortise and tenons. What’d you do for the back? Is it cherry plywood? I’d also like to hear about the finish. I still haven’t decided on a favorite finish for natural cherry.

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#7 posted 04-19-2017 05:44 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful display case and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 04-19-2017 05:59 PM


Very nice and clean! Like the dovetails and pegged mortise and tenons. What d you do for the back? Is it cherry plywood? I d also like to hear about the finish. I still haven t decided on a favorite finish for natural cherry.

- Jeremymcon


The back is solid cherry 1/2 inch frame and panel. Finish is boiled linseed and wax. I have tried many finishes on cherry and my preference is either bodiless linseed oil or danish oil with a top coat of wax. If the top is a dinning room table or something that will possibly see a good deal of moisture I will use danish oil and a poly, or something that deals with moisture a bit better.

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#9 posted 04-19-2017 06:12 PM


The back is solid cherry 1/2 inch frame and panel. Finish is boiled linseed and wax. I have tried many finishes on cherry and my preference is either bodiless linseed oil or danish oil with a top coat of wax. If the top is a dinning room table or something that will possibly see a good deal of moisture I will use danish oil and a poly, or something that deals with moisture a bit better.

- iditarod

Have you ever used the boiled linseed oil and sunbathing method? That’s what I using on my current Prie Dieu build. Seems to have built up quite of a patina so far.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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iditarod

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#10 posted 04-19-2017 06:44 PM


The back is solid cherry 1/2 inch frame and panel. Finish is boiled linseed and wax. I have tried many finishes on cherry and my preference is either bodiless linseed oil or danish oil with a top coat of wax. If the top is a dinning room table or something that will possibly see a good deal of moisture I will use danish oil and a poly, or something that deals with moisture a bit better.

Have you ever used the boiled linseed oil and sunbathing method? That s what I using on my current Prie Dieu build. Seems to have built up quite of a patina so far.

- Ron Aylor

The Sunbathing use spans over a very long time aka natural sunlight. All of the cherry furniture in my house has turned a wonderfully deep red over time and exposure to the sun. If I need something to darken sooner a tanning bed works the same as the sun, just quicker. I like the process of watching it age however, kind of like wine in the cellar.

The type of finish I use on cherry typically does not impede the process. I made the mistake several years back on a coffee table prototype of finishing it with sparvarithane. It has a UV blocker in it and the table is the same color today as it was 12 years ago. The sun and cherry are a wonderful combination
- iditarod

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iditarod

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#11 posted 05-25-2017 03:07 AM



Good job … great dovetails! Tell us about the finish … please.

- Ron Aylor


Boiled Linseed oil and wax. Very simple and infinitely repairable

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