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This is one of the finer things I’ve built and it offered several technical
challenges. The doors were a real challenge. The veneering was easy,
but shaping the serpentine rails was tricky. I used a router table for
the door frame, using a straight bit and a template to excavate the
groove for the panel and a round-over bit with template a bearing for
the lip. I got all four right on the first try, which surprised me because
I was sure I would ruin one or two getting the method down.

I cut the tenons by hand, with the help of a bandsaw for the cheeks.
It took a lot of fiddling at the bench to get the tenon shoulder to fit
right.

Walnut, finished with shellac and wax.

-- http://lawoodworking.com





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

Very nice, congratulation on a fine piece of furnature!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Matthew Allard

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

Beautiful! You did a fantastic job!

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Broglea

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

Looks like a winner. Nice job.

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woodnut

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#4 posted 1183 days ago

Beautiful, I would love to see more pics if you have them.Great work.

-- F.Little

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wseand

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

That is a fine piece of craftsmanship.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1183 days ago

Thats a beautiful vanity.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1183 days ago

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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PCM

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

IMPRESSIVE!

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Millo

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#9 posted 1182 days ago

I like that curved front a lot.

Excuse my ignorance: Were those rails for the doors steam-bent? Form bent?

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Rembo

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#10 posted 1182 days ago

Work good. But simple. Where фрезеровка on panels?

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Loren

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#11 posted 1182 days ago

Millo, They were cut out on a bandsaw and then shaped to
a template.

I thought about steam bending them but I didn’t want to mess
with the two curves and spring-back too much.

I also thought about laminating them but I didn’t want the glue-lines.
In the end I decided to just cut them out because it seemed like
the most straightforward way to do it.

The benefit of steam bending is I could have profiled the rails
first. I could have built-in the groove if laminating. Those were
both attractive options and I was certainly taking a risk by cutting
out the parts and making the groove with a straight bit. It
turned out okay though. I think a pin router setup would have
been the best way to cut the groove, in retrospect.

The door panels were laminated on a form using a vacuum bag
system.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 1182 days ago

Loren, Awesome vanity!
Curved work is always challenging. You have done a great job on this.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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darkthunder

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#13 posted 1182 days ago

looks wonderful im designing a vanity myself right now now i know what to aspire too…

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DamnYankee

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#14 posted 1054 days ago

Nice work indeed.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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thedude50

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#15 posted 845 days ago

love the vanity hate the top not my taste a nice slab of granit would have done it for me in an earthy color 5 stars out of 5 on the wood working

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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