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Project by Manitario posted 08-02-2017 11:56 PM 1655 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to make a liquor cabinet to sort of match the whiskey cabinet I made (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/312538). Like the whiskey cabinet, this was a frustrating experience that dragged on for months rather than being what I initially envisioned as a quick project. I think I’ve had enough of hand cut half blind dovetails for awhile. I’m not overly sold on the look the hairpin legs give the cabinet, will have to add making a base for the cabinet to my list of future projects.
Claro walnut with cherry, finished with Minwax “tung” oil.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 01:03 AM

Sometimes they take on a life of their own. Did you make a model before to get a three dimensional perspective?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 08-03-2017 01:04 AM

Nice conclusion.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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tcarswell

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#3 posted 08-03-2017 01:04 AM

Thanks so much for sharing. Dude I love the two videos you made of your projects on youtube. Ive watched them so many times My 3 year old knows the lyrics to the songs In them !

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#4 posted 08-03-2017 01:13 AM

I think it’s a beautiful cabinet. Nice job. The dovetails are impressive

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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Manitario

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 02:55 AM

Thanks guys!
Doc- prob should have made a model beforehand. I sometimes do, in this case it would have helped with the look of the legs and the proportion of the cabinet.

tscarswell- Thanks! I would like to make more vids, it’s just so labour intensive to make them. That’s the thing about a hobby, when it starts to seem like work, it’s not fun anymore. Hopefully this fall I’ll have a bit more motivation to do some filming again.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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tcarswell

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 08:40 AM

I hope so ! I want you to know it’s not un appreciated ! That’s a heck of a shop to match your fine work !

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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majuvla

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#7 posted 08-03-2017 11:43 AM

Beautiful design and pretty cool crossed stripes on top part.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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pmayer

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#8 posted 08-03-2017 02:59 PM

Outstanding work!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#9 posted 08-03-2017 03:43 PM

Beautiful work as usual. My projects inevitably take four times as long as I expect them to. The 10 minute project does not exist, although I have made a few small shop gizmos in 20 minutes or less… (-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 08-03-2017 04:03 PM

Cabinet is great, Not really getting the legs! But then I’m sort of a Krenov Fan!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 08-03-2017 04:06 PM

This is an outstanding cabinet and you’ve done a fine job on it.

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

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 08-03-2017 08:50 PM

A fine looking liquor cabinet—though it looks to need a bit more bourbon….....!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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BenjaminNY

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#13 posted 08-04-2017 01:55 AM

Top part is gorgeous. Wood on the sides and the dovetails are really nice.

The bottom front panel with the white something or another doesn’t really gel with the top panel. I would have carried the same look below at least in terms of the kumiko. Just too much white space.

Hate to critique, but the wood is so beautiful it might be worth it to work on it a bit more.

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aksarben1010

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#14 posted 08-08-2017 09:01 PM

I agree, I dont really like to bottom panel. Its just too plain for the rest of the unit, I think a nice wood panel would be a better choice and give the piece a warmer feel.

Otherwise the rest of it is beautiful.

Scott

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