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Hand-carved cherry Cabinet

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Project by Simeond posted 09-24-2018 12:26 AM 1005 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Krenov-inspired cabinet in Cherry. The case and doors are hand-gouged. The color in the doors are wood carvings that were then cast in glass. Steel pulls and knife hinges.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com





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gsimon

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 01:06 AM

awesome work – congrats

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 01:25 AM

Wow! very beautiful. I really like the texture on the doors.

How do you cast a wood carving in glass? I’ve never heard of that before.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Simeond

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#3 posted 09-24-2018 01:41 AM



Wow! very beautiful. I really like the texture on the doors.

How do you cast a wood carving in glass? I ve never heard of that before.

- swirt

swirt:

For casting a carving in glass -

1) Make your carving. I did this in cherry – it is very “clean” to carve (meaning it doesn’t tear out much in cross-grain or with the grain) and is less pourous than poplar.

2) Seal it really well, so that casting material doesn’t stick. I used shellac.

3) Use a plaster and silica mix to slop on top of it – about a 1/4” thick.

4) crush your glass to small bits (but not fine powder)

5) Get a ceramic plant pot and drill a 1/4”-1/2” hole in the bottom (put the glass in, with larger pieces at the bottom, to prevent them from falling through the hole)

6) Place in kiln, with the ceramic pot above the plaster-silica cast that you made

7) The glass will melt into your mold

8) Properly let the cast slowly cool in the kiln (anneal)

9) DONE!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com

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tyvekboy

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 02:39 AM

Beautiful. I like the combination of wood and glass. Very artful. Well done.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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swirt

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#5 posted 09-24-2018 01:15 PM

Simeond,
Thank you for explaining that process. The results are very impressive.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 09-24-2018 02:53 PM

Amazing work, Simeond.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 09-24-2018 03:01 PM

Stunning, beautiful work. And thanks for the glass tutorial.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 09-24-2018 07:03 PM

Crazy cool, favorited!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 09-24-2018 07:23 PM

Pushing Krenov’s limits! :<))

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-24-2018 09:44 PM

Incredibly beautiful. The glass adds a very nice touch and interest. Would love to see pictures of the cabinet open.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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