Curio Cabinet for Christmas

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Project by GaryK posted 01-15-2011 09:58 PM 2517 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a project, huh?

This is a Curio cabinet that I made my wife for Christmas. It’s what she said what she wanted and gave my until the end of January to finish it. I was told this a week before Christmas when I asked her what she wanted. I beat the deadline by two weeks.

It’s made completely from Peruvian walnut. I’m getting to the bottom of the barrel with this walnut. There’s not a straight flat piece of what’s left.

Anyway there’s not much to say about it. Spline joints on the case and M&T for the doors.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 10:04 PM

hi gary

of course you beat the deadline
with your skills it is a given

hows the daughter project coming along
getting bigger i imagine

nice cabinet
good to see you back

-- 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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#2 posted 01-15-2011 10:20 PM

You work good under pressure.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 10:23 PM

Great looking cabinet, love that walnut.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 10:28 PM

Nice to see you got some shop time! Looks great as always, I’m pining away for some shop time :)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 10:30 PM

Well by looking at the cabinet I know that she must appreciate it very much. It’s a very nice cabinet and is a wonderful Christmas gift to your wife.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 10:31 PM

Nice cabinet, Gary!

Good to see you posting again…

Hope all has been good with you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 10:45 PM

WOW, Gary!

It may have been awhile but you certainly haven’t lost your talent for producing beautiful projects.

Glad to see you back.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 11:13 PM

Gary: a great project. Nice use of you materials.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 01-16-2011 12:36 AM

Good to hear from you, Gary. Very nice, as always.

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

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 01:18 AM

Hey Gary, Nice to see you posting.
And you post very well. Good looking cabinet.

Take care (of you and of your family)

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 01:23 AM

Nice one Gary

and if the wife likes it as well that is a big bonus. Makes the negotiations for new toys,. er Tools easier.
Were you away?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 01:47 AM

Great job Gary.

Good to see you posting.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 06:26 AM

Hi Gary

Good looking cabinet. Very nicely done as always.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 06:33 AM

A Christmas present worth waiting for, and glad to hear the wait wasn’t as long as expected! I love the walnut! Doors match very nicely. I can’t quite make out whether it is a keyhole or just a darker part of the figure on the left door, though. How about the catches for the doors? Ball catch? Magnetic? Finish is very nice too!

-- SteveL

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 06:59 AM

You have been missed Gary. Nice work. That must have been a slam dunk for you :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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