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A Flapper's Pipe Cabinet

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Project by Operaman posted 07-11-2013 06:35 PM 1682 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 9 drawer pipe cabinet was created for one of the world’s wealthiest individuals who is also a discriminating pipe collector. Comprised of cherry, mahogany, Laos ebony, Macassar ebony, waterfall bubinga, birdseye maple, amboyna burl, holly, and Gabon ebony. The piece is a combination of solids and veneers; all the veneers were shop sawn and attached to shop made substrate. With shop drawings, a full scale poplar mock up, and actual piece, time invested is about 350 hours.

-- Cheers!





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Dinger

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 07:27 PM

I’m blown away. That is beautiful! And my poor pipes have to survive on a walnut stand… Great job!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 07:38 PM

A true work of art Scott! Great job.

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 07:47 PM

That is beautiful Scott.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 08:55 PM

Scott, I haven’t heard from you since your father’s passing, but have tried to contact you through LJ. That’s an ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICANT cabinet. Thanks for posting. You were last constructing a 7 pipe cabinet with a porlar mock-up. Now I know what you’ve been up to.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 09:10 PM

nice work

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 09:11 PM

Very nice work!!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 11:55 PM

Great woods and cool design.

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#8 posted 07-12-2013 01:02 AM

well done Scott … you are living the dream

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 07-12-2013 01:35 AM

Wow! that is just beautiful Scott, just beautiful wood, design, just amazing craftsmanship…Great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 07-12-2013 01:40 AM

Lots of great details. It looks awesome. Well done.

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#11 posted 07-12-2013 02:46 AM

Really pretty

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#12 posted 07-12-2013 02:53 AM

Pretty amazing. That’s all I can say.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#13 posted 07-12-2013 02:02 PM

Beautiful cabinet and wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Operaman

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#14 posted 07-12-2013 02:33 PM

Thanks to all for your kind words. This piece has been both my greatest woodworking joy and nightmare. It is far more intricate than I could have imagined and with no absolute right angles in critical spots it at times warped my brain. The prototype certainly helped but the actual piece deviated enough that sometimes it was of virtually no help.

I can say it is a liberating experience to have a client who says I don’t care what it costs…and really means it.

-- Cheers!

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DAC

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 04:21 PM

it must be nice to be the king. Wow. Dont care what it costs. Very beautiful I must say. Now if I should ever get rich….

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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