Mohagany Dresser for My Boy

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Project by Andrew posted 09-06-2010 04:36 PM 1750 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Here it is. Everyone in the Family now has a quality Dresser, 3 of wich were made by me, 2 were handed down. I think I am finished with dressers for a few years. This is like the one I made out of Cherry for myself, it has all mortise and tennon joinery, doors on the sides, and hand cut dovetails. Special thanks to Marc and Gary K, for advise on finishing mohagany. My recipe….
Dye, for me I used Black, red, blue and yellow to acheive this color. Second step is to rub down with boiled linseed oil, and sand in with wet dry 600 grit, by hand. This step creates a slurry that fills the pores. Next let dry for 3 4 days, and wipe it down with a dry, clean sock that has a hole in the heel. next seal with amber shellac, give a light sanding when its dry. next one cut of 1/2 strength poly, ( semi gloss cut with mineral spirits) 2 full strength coat of poly, and one more 1/2 cut of poly. Then go ahead and wipe it out with a clean dry sock that has a hole in the heel.
On a personal note, I know I haven’t been around for a while, but I have visited the sight every day, just to check things out, I have been super busy, just didn’t have time to leave comments. This is my last peice of furniture for a while. I will be moving back into turning when my newest project ( last picture) allows.
My garage has been converted into a mechanical garage, away from woodworking, however I can say all major tools are accessable.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 04:45 PM

Beautiful wood.
Beautiful design.
Beautiful finish.

What’s the side cabinet for ? Belts ??

Really sweet work !

What’s the bike ? Full tear-down and rebuild ? Looks like a relatively small displacement motor = light weight ! Much fun !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 04:52 PM

Wonderful build beautiful top to bottom.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 04:54 PM

great work , andrew .

that finish looks super ,

but way over my head.

i see where the socks,
with the holes come from.
close the drawer on them ,
as in the 4th picture !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 05:04 PM

Great build, the sock comments- to mush information.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 05:23 PM

The bike is a 1985 kawasaki KLR 600 b. The supposed problem is a bent crankshaft. I have no mechanical experience, but I have to wonder why would the crankshaft bend?
Also the doors are for hanging belts, t shirts that are not clean enough for the drawer or not dirty enough for the wash, the other side actually has 2 rows of 3 hooks each for hats.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 05:31 PM

Great job, Andrew!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 05:51 PM

Looks great and solid. I love it.

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#8 posted 09-06-2010 07:11 PM

Beautiful Dresser, I love the wood grain. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 09-06-2010 08:40 PM

Man that’s a beauty! That’s for the years to come, with joyful memories for the family. Very nice…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 09-07-2010 12:11 AM

Nice Heirloom, Andrew!! It’s Beautiful…
Busy is Good… but I’m a little concerned about your Shop vanishing before your very eyes, my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 09-07-2010 02:26 AM

Andrew, What a gorgous dresser for your son! I am sure that he will cherish this for years to come. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 09-07-2010 05:36 AM

Gee, that’s super! Dressers of this quality are very expensive to buy and I can see why.


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#13 posted 09-07-2010 12:27 PM

Love the side entry for belts! Beautiful dresser!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 12-20-2010 12:19 PM

Spectacular! Colors and style.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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