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Project by Layton posted 01-14-2012 03:19 AM 1837 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Crazy cabinet built for a very good friend of mine that is in the elavator union,So he comes to me one day and says I pulled this crazy sollid brass gear from an elavator(it wieghs about 150#’s)that was in service for 73 years and I want you to design and build me a cabinet under it. So we choose our woods (black walnut and spalted quarter sawn sycamore) We Chose an octagone for the shape,2 planes are the door,it has glass shelves and puck style lighting with a 3 stage touch dimmer inside,the polished solid brass gear is mounted on a lazy susan so she can still spin away,The stain glass was done bye a very talented woman named Doris Cultraro based out of Rhinebeck ny. The finish is 4 coats of satin laquer. Just wait untill the elavator union executives see this one,LOL,Hope you all enjoy. Layton





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LukieB

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 04:17 AM

Very cool, I love the stained glass. How big is that thing?

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 04:46 AM

You can’t get more original than that ,wow is that great.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 05:00 AM

Now there is a design that is not likely to be copied! What a fun way to show off some unique hardware!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Layton

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 05:08 AM

The Piece is 36”tall X 24”Diameter

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 05:27 AM

Beautiful contract of woods plus the stain glass…all to showcase a gear. Nice work!

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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#6 posted 01-14-2012 05:37 AM

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 06:23 AM

GSP, my kind of stuff! Hopefully the management lets him get away with it. That gear is beautiful.

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 04:36 PM

Very unique and beautiful

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 05:01 PM

Very beautiful and sturdy cabinet, if the other members of the union see this, you will have plenty of work
for the next few years. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 07:12 PM

Great project, hope the others in the union don’t look for gears otherwise a lot of people will be using stairs.

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 08:02 PM

Very nice, Layton. Beautiful cabinet! I’ll bet your client was happy with it.

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 10:28 PM

I presume the gear is rit of as scrapped since he walked in your shop with it
congrats with the oppetunity to make a unique (one of) furniture :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing ….. and I do hope the men in black suits is darkgreen of envy now :-)

take care
Dennis

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#13 posted 01-15-2012 12:22 AM

Now there’s something you don’t see very day… that is unless you look at this project listing every day…. But who would do that?...

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#14 posted 01-15-2012 03:36 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship….well done. That will be an heirloom for times to come.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 01-15-2012 04:26 PM

Hi Layton.

Rhinebeck, NY? Isn’t that the home of that wonderful antique WWI aircraft field?

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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