Hepplewhite table and book case ...all cherry

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Project by HarleySoftailDeuce posted 03-04-2013 03:05 AM 1444 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ members & friends…
The first 4 pics from L to R are Hepplewhite cherry table. I’ve made 4 now. For a fledgling woodworker, this table is a very doable and simple design with all the sophistication of a much larger piece; elements include: hand cut dovetails, mortice & tennon joinery, tapering legs on a jointer. To get such plans on CD…look up Glen Hewey. I highly recommend this CD video, and more are available.
The last piece on the far right is a high boy made by my mentor, Jeremy. His work is all classically built, with all hand cut dovetails, hand planing on all flat surfaces and turned finials. The finishing is a complicated analine water dye with laquer spray. More to it but that’s all I know off the top of my head.
Bookcase in the next project.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 03:10 AM

Nice job and especially on the dove tails.

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 03:17 AM

Beautiful beautiful pieces great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 11:27 AM

Hi Paul,
Nice work. Nice to see you posting again.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 01:47 PM

Hey Paul. As Ellen commented, nice to see you posting again. Great job on this table. I know how much work and effort you put into making it “just right”. The results justify the effort. As for Jeremy’s piece, we both know his craftsmanship is off the charts.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 10:59 PM

Well done. The dovetails look really elegant with the thin pins.

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 05:46 PM

Great job making a fine piece of furniture. The dovetails are amazing.

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 05:48 PM

These are beautiful pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 04:50 AM

A really nice job. Great work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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