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Project by Les Hastings posted 1158 days ago 2180 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Quarter Sawn White Oak Vanity. The doors are linen fold carvings with touch latches. The lower center panel removes to get to the piumbing. The top portion was routed out and the diamonds were inserted after. The back ground was stippled by using a #2 nail set.
The finish is dye stain with a heavy glaze and waxed.

This goes to the same job as my last post of the carvings. Been working on this house for 3 years or so now. They have a move in date of October. And we have a lot left to do, including 13 more carvings.

I’m taking up this vanity and the carvings to the job tomorrow. Everyone cross your fingers and maybe even your toes. I’m a little nervous about the carvings. Just hope they like them.

Once again thanks for looking!
Have fun woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1158 days ago

Rey really look beautiful, Les. I can’t imagine them not liking them. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1158 days ago

truly inspiring piece. awesome finish

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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WhiskeyWaters

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#3 posted 1158 days ago

Les -

If the devil ever offers me a deal, I’m bargaining my soul for your carving abilities. Way more useful than a fiddle tune. What a great looking piece.

—WW

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Toolz

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#4 posted 1158 days ago

Les, it looks like it could have come out of an old English Manor House. Superb!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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bhog

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#5 posted 1158 days ago

Beautiful.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Puupaja

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#6 posted 1158 days ago

If I was able to carve like this I wouldn´t been nervous… looks really great!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 1157 days ago

Boy O Boy Les, you are WAAAY up there on the “cool projects meter”

-- Having fun...Eric

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 1157 days ago

Les,

If your client isn’t absolutely delighted, we can find room for any of your work right here!

Is that October move-in date going to give you enough time to give all your LJ fans personalized tours? LOL

The work on this vanity is outstanding and very unique. Do you design these pieces, collaborate with the architect/designer, or is the owner dictating the design?

Don’t be nervous! Your work is second-to-none!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Nick

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#9 posted 1157 days ago

That is some nice work. wish I could carve like that.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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WVTODD

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#10 posted 1157 days ago

Who would not like this!!!!!!!!!!

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1157 days ago

Super Craftsmanship, Les. Very clean and crisp carvings.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Rob W

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#12 posted 1157 days ago

Looks great!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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janice

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#13 posted 1157 days ago

That is just beautiful! You do some pretty amazing work.

-- Janice

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 1157 days ago

Excellent work once again!

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

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1143 days ago

Incredible. Your patience is evident with your use of the nailset!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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