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Project by richardchaos posted 11-25-2017 05:05 PM 885 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of ones like it I found online. It is s concept build to see if I wanted to make these. I DO NOT.

It was a monstrous pain in the ARSE!

It was/is made with scrap lumber I had around. But at least I rationalized buying a few new toys to make it

The drawers pull out I should of got a pic of that but…. it’s about 14 inches high from the table top up, Bout 8 inches across.

The one I saw online had arms, but i have had enough of this one.

They might make a great gift I could make but there is relay no way from where I am sitting to make a profit selling them. 4 drawers that have to be positioned exactly right as well as the drawer fronts have to be in perfect position and ROUNDED to match the curve of the front.

Then there is the curved BACK. UGH kill me.

I may go back to the drawing board and make a straight back and slightly less curved front and if I make any with arms they middle finger will be UP!.

One thing i was thinking of though was making a couple for girls I know are PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE. Make one like this and a replacement drawer with the smile in it with a frown and the top drawer with mad eyes for drawer pulls. SO they fought just do that so the people around her would know she’s not happy!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 06:07 PM

This is a nice creative piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#2 posted 11-25-2017 08:32 PM

Sure it looks pretty happy. I like that blue colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-26-2017 12:48 AM

Very cool piece. I love it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robscastle

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#4 posted 11-26-2017 01:00 AM

Looks to be OK to me.
So where are the construction details, in particular how did you curve the fronts of the drawers?

Also on a social note, be carefull with colourful language as your project in particular will attact the attention of juniors, and we would not want to offend them or have them go back and ask parents what a Pain in the #### is.
Or perhaps resulting in a, where did they hear /see that! ...or even questions on the reason for positioning of fingers. not a biggie just a friendly constructive comment.

-- Regards Robert

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 11-26-2017 01:59 AM

interesting build, for a profit stay away from anything with curves

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 11-26-2017 02:49 AM

I too considered this project but I’m not sure how to make the curved rabbets. An interior pic would be helpful. Very nice job though!

-- Greg

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 11-26-2017 03:27 AM

It put a smile on my face! Nice work! Love the blue color contrasting with the light wood

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 11-26-2017 04:28 AM

Not bad for a dead man. Very cute, they would surely sell but maybe not at what you’d need for a profit.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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richardchaos

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#9 posted 11-26-2017 08:55 AM

I have been asked how I curved the drawer fronts. It is crude but it worked without having to build some elaborate jigs.. SEE PIC…

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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woodify

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#10 posted 11-26-2017 01:40 PM

Nice happy project.

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 11-26-2017 09:51 PM

Richard , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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NormG

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#12 posted 11-26-2017 10:20 PM

Wonderful piece, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 11-27-2017 08:04 AM

It is very happy. I like it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Charlie Kilian

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#14 posted 11-28-2017 04:49 PM

For the curved rabbets, you can use a rabbeting bit with a top bearing in a router table. If you need to make dados that follow the curve, you can use a router base with two dowels protruding from the bottom as an edge guide that will follow curves. It works as long as the dado isn’t further from the edge than your edge guide can reach.

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