Queen Anne Dressing Table

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Project by Dietmar posted 09-20-2010 08:45 AM 1739 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the biggest project so far. All done with only hand tools. Learned a lot about the tools and the wood. Time was no object. (4 month is a long time) A hour here, maybe an afternoon there. The biggest drawback about the size was, that after carcase assembly it was very hard no turn, rotate etc. Had to bug my wife many times to help me. She is a good sport though.

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 10:44 AM

Very sweet table…well done.

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 01:25 PM

Nice accomplishment, the table is a beautiful. I bet it a little bittersweet see it come to a finish. Anyone who enjoys hand tool always needs a on going project, so I quest it on to the nexts…enjoy and thanks for sharing…BC

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 01:33 PM

Beautiful table!! Job well done.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 02:15 PM

Sweetness! I really like the hand tools. Excellent Hand Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 02:19 PM

beautiful table. i wish i had the patience for hand tools.

-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 02:28 PM

Amazing craftsmanship and a beautiful design.

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 02:41 PM

It looks great! All hand tools, wow. The bow saw is impressive.

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

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 06:13 PM

Anybody using hand tools in wood working is my favourite because it shows your skills and patience. You have made a beautiful table. I think the leg part was most difficult. Hope to see many of your craftsmanships in future.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 09-20-2010 09:15 PM

All done with hand tools?! Well, it’s amazing enough but with hand tools, it makes it even more powerful! Super job!


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#10 posted 09-21-2010 07:30 AM


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#11 posted 09-21-2010 09:27 PM

stunning :)
and a true piece of craftsmanship! congratulations

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#12 posted 09-22-2010 12:30 AM

very nice

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#13 posted 11-16-2010 06:05 PM

Beautiful work for hand tools only.

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