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Project by mwill87428 posted 02-19-2013 08:00 PM 979 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first project I have done involving resawing the lumber and hand thicknessing all of the material used in the project.

-- Max





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Dust_Maker

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 10:01 PM

This is a very nice piece. I love all the joinery and the proportions. This would be a great piece to have used continuous grain across the drawers.

-- 2Cor. 4:6

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mwill87428

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 10:54 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the drawer fronts. Unfortunately I am new to woodworking and didn’t plan far enough ahead with the material that I had for this project, so I had to mix and match what I had left. Next time I will plan better.

-- Max

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 11:05 PM

Bravo! This is really cool, great execution and design.

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mwill87428

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 11:15 PM

Thanks, it was a fun project. I designed the cabinet in SolidWorks and it made it much easier to understand how the thing would look when fully assembled. It also made it easier to fabricate all of the components and have them fit together correctly.

-- Max

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 01:22 AM

Nice looking piece. Classy looking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 01:40 AM

Very nice through-tenons. How were those to cut? Do them by hand?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 02:07 AM

Great looking piece, great proportions.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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mwill87428

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 06:06 PM

Yes, the mortise and tennons were cut by hand. I am new to this and I wasn’t smart enough to drill out the waste in the mortises and finish with a chisel or cut the tennons on the table saw. Next time I will go that route.

-- Max

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Millo

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#9 posted 02-21-2013 06:20 AM

wow, are the dovetails routed?

You did wonderfully working by hand, even though you are “new to this”. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

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mwill87428

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 06:49 AM

Yes, all of the dovetails were routed. I am not skilled enough to take on a project like that at this point. I know that using the router is cheating but the result was good. If I had tried by hand I probably would have scrapped the project. I am just getting to the point that I am comfortable with thicknessing the material by hand.

-- Max

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Millo

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 04:38 PM

Thicknessing the material and doing mortise and tenon joinery by hand might be harder than doing dovetails by hand, I think. Plus I honestly don’t think routing dovetails is “cheating” at all! I was just curious. Same polyurethane/mineral spritis blend as before? Beautiful, and congrats. Thanks for sharing.

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mwill87428

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 05:44 PM

Millo,

Yes, the finish is the same process. So far it is the only finishing process I have been successful with.

-- Max

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 02-22-2013 06:04 PM

Overall an A…and a wow piece. Where did the inspiration come from? Looks like an art deco piece? Can’t wait to see where you go from here!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 02-22-2013 06:05 PM

I’m guessing that had you posted the side perspective you would have many more admirers.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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