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Project by Napoleon posted 10-01-2010 10:07 PM 1888 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one i made for my chief´s wife.

She have some friends on a little island called Hven and they own one of the 10 best whiskey-bars in the world!

She needed a present for them and it turned out to be this little closet with their own brand in it.

The owner was so happy that it now is displayed on the top of the bar :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 01:11 AM

Hej Napoleon
looks like being a blacksmith has it’s advantages.
i’m guessing you made the iron bar window yourself?
it’s definitely my style this piece, i like it a lot!

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

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 01:20 AM

A great project. Very creative-I can see why it is so well received and given a place of prominence.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 01:44 AM


Great project. Makes me just a wee bit thirsty !

And … I found this:

The island has 371 inhabitants and an area of 7.5 km². During the 1930s, the population was at its peak, approx. 1,300.

Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) built two observatories here, Uraniborg and Stjerneborg.

There are four villages on the island: Bäckviken, Tuna By, Norreborg and Kyrkbacken.

Ven has ferries to Landskrona, and, in the summer only, to Helsingborg and Copenhagen. The ferries dock at Bäckviken. The island is a popular tourist place, especially in summer. It is sometimes called “The pearl of Öresund”. As the earth is rich in moraine, it is good for agriculture. Durum and grapes are grown here.


I want to pay a visit to your piece, and to your friends’ whiskey bar.

One day ….

Very nice !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 02:08 AM

Sweet little cabinet, you made there, yes of course he was for this present, it need to be his pride.
And a wonderful stack of wood behind…
Hven is a wonderful little island, I made my final project in Architecture there – a diver center for Danish and Swedish divers, so I spend quite some time there. But I never found the key or the whiskey, but it was also 15 years ago or so…
My God I’m getting a little thirsty now…
Thank you for all the help recently with the tools, I can’t wait, rare to meet so nice ‘strangers’ as you. Looking forward to visit your work, and smell som ship woodworkers workshop, wonder if there are still a smell of thar.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 03:05 AM

Looks really nice

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

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 09:50 AM

Flemming@ yes the bar i made myself :)
Skylark@ Thanks :)
Nebeener@ just go then you can order from there :)
Mads @ Hven is not the worst place too work :)

Thanks for all the kind words. LJ is a great place to share :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 10:08 AM

Wonderful gift… never tried the bar or the whiskey, not being a whiskey drinker!

Hven is a beautiful island and is certainly a wonderful place to spend a warm summer day bicycling around… for any that venture to this part of the world. And with all the rental bicycles there, it must also boast having more bicycles per residents on the face of the earth!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 05:30 PM

The idea, project and story are all excellent! Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 05:44 PM

I love the combination of wood and iron work. Blacksmithing is my current field of endeavor. I’m trying to put enough together to make accent pieces and hardware for woodworking projects. If I can get away from carpentry tasks long enough to do any woodworking. There is just something about the two trades that compliment each other. Great work, can’t wait to see the some more.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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