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ebony handles ,,maple drawer sides,, im not 100% sure what the fronts are,, im guessing cumaro or beefwood,,, very very hard,, the top is a cherry inlay,, carcass is african mahogany
Sep 06, 2012
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#1 posted 09-06-2012 08:27 AM
All looks very nicely done.
Hate to sound picky, we like to hear wood type & dimensions. Any special construction techniques?
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#2 posted 09-06-2012 11:33 AM
Hey Venus, Love the intricate details of that cabinet. I personally would have showcased each piece separately, giving each piece all 6 pictures to tell your story of the build. Like monty said, “we like to hear wood type & dimensions”, your projects clearly belong in this group of “Wood-a-holics”. We look forward to seeing what you’ll build next.
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#3 posted 09-06-2012 11:35 AM
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#4 posted 09-06-2012 11:48 AM
thanks for the compliments,, im brand new to this site,, the woods are ebony handles,, african mahogoney carcass,beefwood or cumaro fronts( i not sure what wood it is really,, very very hard) and maple for the drawer box sides,, i used a mlcs dovetail jig,, the 50$ metal one,,, im very happy with the jig,,
#5 posted 09-06-2012 11:53 AM
I believe cumaro is another name for teak. Very hard wood.
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#6 posted 09-06-2012 12:29 PM
You do fine work. Keep up the good works!
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#7 posted 09-06-2012 01:16 PM
Any tips for an inlay virgin?
#8 posted 09-06-2012 08:13 PM
sure Kvont,,, ill try to spew some tips for you,, 1,, dont over glue,,when you clamp the inlay in if you used too much glue it will actually blow out the wood to escape,,,2.i suggest mlcs inlay kit,, 30-40$,,3. wait bout 24 hours before you plane or sand your inlay,,, as the glue drying it will pull the inlay in(just a tiny bit) 4,, use sharp chisels,, razor blades ect,, if you have any questions ill try to answer best i can to help!
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#9 posted 09-07-2012 01:48 AM
nice job rob,i like the contrasting dove tails.
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#10 posted 09-07-2012 03:41 AM
Nice set of drawers. I could use a set like that.
Thanks for showing off.
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#11 posted 09-08-2012 01:20 PM
This looks great!
I’m curious why you chose to do your dovetails with the tails on the front piece. It seems that defeats the purpose of the joint resisting the pulling on the front.
Was that just an aesthetic design choice, or is there something else to it?
I’d also be interested in seeing your drawer runner setup, if you could post another picture or two.
#12 posted 09-08-2012 02:44 PM
ya,, just for looks,,@ rlindberry ,,they wont come apart,,that and no one else does em that way,, i dont have that piece anymore,, but ill take pics of the runners on the box i kept for myself soon for ya.. i just route a slot in the sides of the drawer 3/8 by 3/8 (plunge route) stopping before the front,, then i mount 5/16×5/16 runners on the carcass. getting the drawers to line up is a bit time consuming,,
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