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Project by Les Hastings posted 434 days ago 1304 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet for the local Sunflower Woodworkers Guild to house some of the guilds library. It was made on Saturdays with a number of the guilds members coming over to help with the build. Around 15 or so members helped in all. This is a memorial for a member that is no longer with us (Dick Gaskill). He was a long time member of the guild as well as a professional furniture maker. I used to go visit him on Friday afternoons and talk shop at his little wood and tool store that he ran for several years after he sold his furniture business. He had a lot of really great shop stories. Kinda miss the old guy! He built the guilds first library cabinet many years ago. It was truly a great honor for me to be able to take part in this project.

I just designed this on the fly. I had the size pre-determined and went from there. Its made out of alder with elm burl in the panels between the doors. The finish is dye stains and glazes with a laquer top coat.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to have a look see!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 434 days ago

A classic design, another winner Les

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#2 posted 434 days ago

Beautiful work!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 434 days ago

Beautiful, top notch work, Les! A real classic. :)

Sheila

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 434 days ago

Les,

What a pleasure for the eyes! The sunflower is a really nice touch for the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild. Is it hand-carved? Every detail is exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 434 days ago

Really beautiful and classic, Les. The details are excellent, and as said, such a pleasure to see something like this being made.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 434 days ago

A beautiful piece of craftsmanship, an excellent piece of furniture. Simply amazing. I’m in awe.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 434 days ago

Everybody did a great job, Les.

Lee

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MadeinMT

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#8 posted 434 days ago

Beautiful.

-- Ron, Montana

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#9 posted 434 days ago

Fantastic work… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 433 days ago

Looks great and I really like the finish. Pretty cool that it was a team effort.

Do you seal the dye coat with anything before glazing?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Richforever

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#11 posted 432 days ago

Amazing details! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure that Dick Gaskill is proud.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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404 - Not Found

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#12 posted 430 days ago

Beautiful piece.

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 430 days ago

Beautiful piece and a nice tribute to your friend… But I have a question.

Who ELSE read the title and thought you were gonna open this and see a magazine rack for the bathroom? LOL

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Narm

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#14 posted 426 days ago

Amazing work as always !!

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