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Project by Mahoganus posted 979 days ago 2756 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Im working on these every day and I hope to have them done in about a week.

-- Chuck W





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Mahoganus

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#1 posted 979 days ago

Im not for sure how to create a joint like this

but I do want to have the pivoting mirror on the tall narrow dresser and I want the picture frame joints like in the image, Im thinking use a jig with a router trace or pattern bit. Any comments or information about that type of joint would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the dresser with the mirror Im talking about.

-- Chuck W

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Hallmark

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#2 posted 979 days ago

Darrel Peart did it one way or you could try another. First make a template to attach to the pieces that need to be shaped using the router table. I don’t have a CNC. I would cut the pieces to length, trace the outline and punch the plug locations, cut the kerf out on the table saw like a lap joint. Shape the wavy ends to fit on the router table, flipping the template over for the other piece. Sand both curving front edges that meet and finish sanding and carving the preferred curving profile to your preference after assembled. It helps with the non CNC fudge factor. Insert a square key, smoothed on the exposed sides and notched for the mirror on the inside. You could contact Darrel Peart, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/54270

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 977 days ago

Great Job thus far! The contact mentioned above is one of the masters who could help.

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

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Mahoganus

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#4 posted 975 days ago

Thanks for the great information. I have a plan well just see if it works.

Moving right along went today and picked up some more wood, anyone want to try and guess what is what.

Also bought a new sander black Friday

And A pick of the work bench

-- Chuck W

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jusfine

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#5 posted 974 days ago

Chuck, I have seen that dresser in the Gamble house, if you are going to scale the mirror for your build, you may find those wavy mitered joints will be very small and not noticable. They look great, but I think they are better suited on a larger piece…

Nice job so far!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Mahoganus

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#6 posted 973 days ago

jusfine One day I tell ya Ill make it to the gamble house, I consider you very lucky to get to view the Gamble house in person. When you went to the Gamble house did they open up the dresser and allow you to see how the drawer sliders were made? Thats another big ? for me.
Thanks

-- Chuck W

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jusfine

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#7 posted 973 days ago

Well, lucky or not, I arranged and paid for a 3.5 hour joinery tour, took some other LJ’s along for the ride. We flew down there almost a year ago. Got some great photos of the exterior, and some sketches of the interior.

I spent quite a bit of time with that dresser, I remember we did see the inside of a few pieces, will have to go back and look at my notes. I will message you if I find anything.

Have to get to work!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Mahoganus

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#8 posted 973 days ago

O wow , you made it happen (seeing the Gamble House) , very nice!
Man I would love to see those pics! or any other information on the Chiffonier Dresser.
Thanks a bunch

-- Chuck W

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Mahoganus

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#9 posted 961 days ago

Drawers anyone?

-- Chuck W

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jusfine

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#10 posted 961 days ago

Nice! They look great from here!

One thing that impressed me was that the finger joints were sized for each drawer, getting smaller with each one in succession, what a lot of extra time that would have taken…

Looking forward to more photos please.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Mahoganus

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#11 posted 961 days ago

Thanks jusfine

My drawers are each 1 inch in difference as it progresses from the top to the bottom. And yeah what a pain in the but. So 15 drawers total with 8 different drawer heights. Im going to post some better pics of up close when I get the little trim and relief pieces installed on the drawers with the brass screws.

-- Chuck W

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jusfine

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#12 posted 961 days ago

Chuck, I am so looking forward to the photos!

I am so glad you did that, it really adds authenticity to the project in my mind.

There are many out there (I might get flamed for this) that just use G+G as a “guide” and loosely follow or modify some of their designs, and that just gets under my skin.

Either copy it or make you own up, but don’t pass on a hybrid as Greene and Greene…

ok, sorry, I’m off the soapbox. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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NBeener

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#13 posted 961 days ago

Wow. What a GREAT project !!!

22-44 ??? Dawg !!!

-- -- Neil

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Mahoganus

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#14 posted 961 days ago

Jusfine you bring up some very important points. I am very much like you,,, it discusses me to see some of the shotey G&G work I see as well. So I totally agree with everything you said. On that note I have read just about every book out there on G&G. I have never got to see there work in person so everything I have done is out of books, and it really sucks when you are reading one book thinking your doing like G&G only to read later that it was his (author of the book) idea on how to speed the process up but still look like G&G. So if ya see something Im doing wrong please let me know. I want authentic as possible but I do change up some things that meet my needs. Like I didn’t put the folding doors on the front of the tall dresser or put the 3 smaller drawers in the long dressers top row. I don’t care for small drawers and just couldn’t figure out what good they would be so I passed it up even though I think the folding doors look better.

Test of larger pics
http://www.wellsvilletrails.com/Images/WoodWorking/GreeneGreenebooks.jpg
http://www.wellsvilletrails.com/Images/WoodWorking/Topdetail.jpg

-- Chuck W

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Mahoganus

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#15 posted 961 days ago

NBeener Thank U.
Also can any one verify if the link above is working of the larger pic.

-- Chuck W

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