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Project by martin007 posted 665 days ago 1437 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

Here is a wall cabinet I made for my girlfriend to put near her sewing machine. She needed some storage for her bobbins, sewing thread , needles and other small stuff.

The birds are the rose-breasted grosbeak and the american goldfinch.

The wood is butternut and walnut. Pine was used for drawer sides. The wood used in the marquetry birds are (for what I can remember) maple, cherry, ebony, holy, bloodwood, Chakte-kok,Canarywood,yellowheart,Padauk,

The joinery and final smoothing was done with hand tools. The drawer recess for pulling the drawer were carved. The knobs were turned on the lathe. The double bevel technique was used for the marquetry cutting. The veneer for the marquetry was shop sawn to a thickness of 3/32. The birds were inserted into a butternut background 3/32. The door panel is composed of 3 layers; the front marquetry 3/32”, the back butternut panel 3/32” and a 1/8” plywood in between.

Here is some more detailed pictures

thanks for watching!

Martin

-- Martin, Gatineau, Qu├ębec





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shipwright

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Very nice cabinet Martin.
The marquetry really makes it pop. The birds are so lifelike.

Great work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Thrain98

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Wow, that is one fantastic cabinet! I’m sure she’ll love it!

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AaronK

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#3 posted 665 days ago

that’s great! i love the continuous faces of the drawers and the drawer pulls. very clean. At first I thought you did the drawer pulls with a forstner bit cutting at an angle.

what are the approximate overall dimensions?

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clieb91

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#4 posted 665 days ago

Nicely done.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Gshepherd

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Beautiful Cabinet, My mom would love something like this,,,,,Hint ,Hint, Oh too late Mom wants one now thanks for the great idea…...X-Mas…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 665 days ago

Great job, really nice marquetry.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Edward E Nock II

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#7 posted 665 days ago

Very well done. I likew the birds, dovetail carcase, drawer pulls. excellant!!!!!!!!!!

-- ED NOCK

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 665 days ago

Of absolute beauty.

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vakman

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#9 posted 665 days ago

Stunning piece, those dovetails look about as perfect as one could expect from a craftsman. Thanks for sharing.

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cavemancarpenter

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#10 posted 664 days ago

Great job!

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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Bmwood

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#11 posted 664 days ago

Nice work. I love the beautiful birds.

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