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#1 posted 06-02-2010 01:56 AM
wonderful build, just great all the way around, beautiful.
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#2 posted 06-02-2010 02:10 AM
gorgeous piece you will fit right in here!
-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~
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#3 posted 06-02-2010 02:21 AM
Wow, I was just looking at that chest design in “Making Authentic Shaker Furniture” by John Shea on page 176 and making preliminary plans. If that isn’t a sign to go ahead and make the chest I don’t know what is.
Great job! You have inspired me to move forward with my plans.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD
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#4 posted 06-02-2010 02:28 AM
Jim, Between the Curly Maple and the Dovetails, this is a beautiful piece. Nice Job!
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com
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#5 posted 06-02-2010 02:40 AM
What a nice piece. Classic design and great execution.
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#6 posted 06-02-2010 03:16 AM
Very classy… nicely done chest.
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#7 posted 06-02-2010 05:04 AM
Nice work Jim
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#8 posted 06-02-2010 05:22 AM
Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#9 posted 06-02-2010 08:32 PM
Looks great, I love this design,
thanks for posting this,
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl
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#10 posted 06-03-2010 02:57 AM
Great construction, and your finish sure makes the grain pop. I like it, and need (but don’t have the room for) to build one.
-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.
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#11 posted 06-03-2010 06:05 PM
Hey Jim….nice project, I’m sure the pictures don’t do it justice. More information; hand or machine cut dovetails? Dovetailed drawers? Hard or soft Maple? Finish? Are you interested in Shaker or just Early American style? Have a next project lined up? I see you are new here….WELCOME!!!
-- Don, Pittsburgh
#12 posted 06-04-2010 02:37 AM
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback and welcome messages. This is the first time i dovetailed anything wider than a 7” drawer. The dovetails are machine cut pins and they were transfered to the front and back and I cut the tails by hand. I did it this way because i wanted a hand cut look and needed the project to move a little quicker across my bench. the wood is soft maple.Analine dye (water based) amber shelac, several layers but never counted the number. Shaker is my prefrence of furniture styles. My next project is probally going to be a set of wing back chairs with carved feet.Jim
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