NOT a cutting board...

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Project by degoose posted 10-25-2012 08:52 PM 2966 views 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is bookcase, not a cutting board…
It is made from one of my all time favourite timbers… New Guinea Rosewood.
It stands 1.6 metres tall and is over 2 metres wide… [over 5 feet high and just under 7 feet wide…]
Carcase has blind dovetail joinery and all the shelves and vertical dividers are fitted with sliding dovetails…
One fine detail is that all the face fronts are rounded over at the join…
Finished with several coats of Danish Oil handrubbed…
Last pic is another teaser… a chest of drawers made at the same time from the same timber…
Both delivered last week… to very proud new owners…
When I have time I will post more on the chest…
Thanks for stopping by to take a look..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 08:57 PM

Very nice young fellow!


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#2 posted 10-25-2012 08:57 PM

Very Very Excellent…That New Guinea Rosewood looks great and fitting for such a finely crafted set. I know your client has to be extremely happy…..!

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 09:21 PM

Very nice! I like the staggered supports, the open ends and the dove tailing.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 09:29 PM

Good looking projects, Larry. Did you laser you logo into it?..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 10:12 PM

Very nice , Larry ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 11:31 PM

Rosewood is one of my favorites… very nice work indeed!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 11:32 PM

I like the combination of the holes in the side, with the dovetails. To my eye, they seem to complement one another. And of course, the New Guinea Rosewood is always pretty! Curious to learn more about the chest of drawers.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 11:55 PM

Nice Work Larry… but…
Are you SURE it’s not a cutting board, made to look like a bookcase?? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 12:46 AM

Beautiful work! Larry.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 12:47 AM

I like it ! It’s a clever and artistic design ! In my favorites so that some day . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 12:55 AM

Really nice work! (Even though its not a cutting board.)

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#12 posted 10-26-2012 01:07 AM

Nice! I love that wood and glad to see that you are now laser cutting your dovetails. LOL They do look laser crisp.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-26-2012 02:03 AM

Larry, Nice diversion from the CB addiction. Good design. Thanks for posting. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 10-26-2012 02:12 AM

Anything with dovetails is quality work in my opinion. Nice design and beautiful wood. Wish I had some exotic rosewood in my stock.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#15 posted 10-26-2012 02:39 AM

Doesn’t have to be a cutting board to be art, very well done sir. I like it.a lot.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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