Two Craftsman Chests & A Bedframe

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Project by Paul posted 01-09-2008 11:59 PM 2417 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My apologies for the way this project is ending with a whimper instead of a climax.

I have been blogging this project over the past 8 months and began it over a year ago. Yet, my friend still caught me by surprise and dropped by my office/study to see if he could pick up one of the pieces and transport it home. (I live across the street from my church/office/study.) In my last blog entry, I told everyone I finally got the knobs on, was going to dust them off and take good pictures to share. Yet, I couldn’t make him wait any longer than taking these three hasty pics of the dusty group.

Two group shots and one of what you can do with a Porter Cable Dovetail Jig (4212, I believe).

Maybe I’ll get some more close-ups of the remaining chest and bed frame on a last blog entry before he returns. But who knows?

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 01-10-2008 12:15 AM

Dust does have a tendency to collect where work is being done. The furniture looks good, dust and all.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 12:27 AM

Very nice work, dust and all.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 01:43 AM

Looks to be first class work. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 01:56 AM

Well, it looks great to me!

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

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 05:52 AM

Good job, I have a 4212, it is a quality piece of equipment.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 07:45 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Paul, Texas

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#7 posted 01-10-2008 08:19 AM

These pieces all came out so well…nice work. Bet it’s nice in some ways that you’ll be parting with these…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 01-10-2008 11:12 AM

Nice work Paul. Was he happy?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 01-10-2008 02:56 PM

Just a bunch of great work, Paul. I’ve been waiting for these to be finished. You’ve done yourself proud on this set. I use the PC as well. It sure works for me.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 01-10-2008 05:37 PM

Just gorgeous. That’s going to really make a heck of a bedroom!

-- Mark, Florida,

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#11 posted 01-10-2008 06:49 PM

Beautiful set!

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

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#12 posted 01-11-2008 07:53 PM

Bill, Thos, Mark, Charlie -

thanks! I appreciate your encouragement

-- Paul, Texas

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 11:12 PM

Beautiful set Paul, I’d say you’re quite a Craftsman. Your work looks flawless. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 01-12-2008 12:45 PM

Very nice pieces. The work looks great.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 01-12-2008 01:13 PM

Man that looks nice. Great dovetailing. I am sure the new owner is very pleased.

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