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Massachusetts Kneehole blockfront

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Project by Dexter1 posted 01-11-2018 01:45 PM 1217 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut blockfront with poplar secondary wood. A rather complicated piece. Top and sides are one piece of material. The top attaches to the sides via sliding dovetails. The interior partitions are extremely critical in that they have to be an exact length since they determine the spacing for all drawer spacing. The recessed door ( crotch walnut) was tedious but not as difficult as I had assumed. The most time consuming part of the project was getting the radius of each drawer front lined up in a vertical plane with those above and below as well as with the beaded drawer dividers. Again, thanks to Lonnie Bird for his great instruction given during the class for this project.

-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 05:07 PM

wow that is just stunning,excellent craftsmanship.

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 06:16 PM

That is really beautiful.

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Lenny

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#3 posted 01-11-2018 10:14 PM

You demonstrated exceptional craftsmanship on a difficult piece. Well done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 10:47 PM

Some amazing work you’ve done there—just beautiful!

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

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#5 posted 01-12-2018 12:22 AM

That looks really nice. There is a lot of work in that project. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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DeLayne Peck

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#6 posted 01-12-2018 06:00 AM

Woodworking skill beyond my wildest dreams. Extraordinary heirloom.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Andrek

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#7 posted 01-12-2018 10:52 AM

Bravo, this is very nicely done. Beautiful piece of heirloom

-- andrek

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#8 posted 01-12-2018 01:06 PM

Beautiful work. I’ve attended several Lonnie Bird classes and I’m always pleased with the results. I have been working up the nerve to try to make the blockfront for some time. To me, that is probably the nicest piece of furniture I’ve ever seen. You did a wonderful job. Hopefully, someday I can post my version.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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majuvla

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#9 posted 01-12-2018 01:28 PM

Realy classic! Museum piece indeed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 01-12-2018 01:51 PM

Simply beautiful.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 01-13-2018 02:44 AM

Wow, that’s spectacular!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#12 posted 01-14-2018 10:12 AM

Great work!

-- Petey

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