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Project by woodreamer posted 02-04-2011 08:57 AM 3332 views 19 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewel cabinet really tested my skill on the scroll saw. The pattern was originally found in a turn- of –the- century hobby magazine that has been reworked (not by me) on the computer . The three woods used in contrast were alder, which resembles cherry, black walnut and basswood for the overlays. It has some really nice features. The joinery here is mostly tab and slot which is typical for this type of fretwork. The legs have 45 degree mitres where thy join with the brace. I like the brass hinges as well, though I considered wood hinges briefly, but wanted to finish an already long project. For me, the backstop in alder, and the brace support for the legs add some uniqueness overall. Eventually, I’ll make a lift out caddy to fit inside. I know the very ornate style is not everyone’s cup of tea, but in the end, it’s a pretty impressive design somebody came up with way back when.
woodreamer

-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702





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mdmccat

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 09:05 AM

Amazing, I bet that took some time! I would like to take up that challenge, where can I purchase (new) the plans?

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Rembo

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 09:09 AM

Impressing work !

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wseand

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 09:36 AM

Well I am lost for words, Seriously. Your craftsmanship is incredible.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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woodreamer

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 10:11 AM

Thanks for the generous compliments. The amazing Pedro Lopez has done fantastic work, recreating and restoring many plans for the scroll saw such as this one. Some are for free and some, as the jewel cabinet are for sale. Pedro’s website is – www.finescrollsaw.com
woodreamer

-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 11:30 AM

Nice work! Any idea of how many hours you have in it?

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

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 11:46 AM

extraordinary.
lots of precision work involved in this … phew!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 01:21 PM

Debbie, I bet you’ll add this to the next LJ newsletter ;)

Really worth being shown off! Great work Bob :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Jordan

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 02:09 PM

Wow, very impressive! I just can’t stop looking at it!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Time2beupinAZ

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 03:14 PM

WOW!!!! did I say WOW!!!! That is just some great work there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 03:33 PM

Very Classy Looking, Some great scroll saw work. Have you ever tried Marquetry? Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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sras

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#11 posted 02-04-2011 03:59 PM

Beautiful piece! I am not usually a fan of fret work, but this one really appeals to me. Your hours of work have paid off!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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CaptainAhab

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#12 posted 02-04-2011 04:08 PM

Very nice! What are the dimensions?

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 04:39 PM

Exquisite detail and design. Very impressive and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TheGravedigger

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 05:03 PM

Very nice piece! I love the basswood highlights. I’m going to have to remember that trick.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#15 posted 02-04-2011 05:04 PM

Great work! I am totally impressed. Looks like you have got the scroll saw mastered. I have not tried on that complex – YET but your work has inspired me.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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