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Project by Philfranklin posted 301 days ago 1989 views 26 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my stab at the Stickley Harvey Ellis designed Secretary. No published plans, so found a friend who made one from his own efforts at photos and imagined dimensions. Thanks for the specially made hardware from a hand hammered copper guy too. (That was nickels and dimes….)
The stencil in the center was such an obvious need to me. Completes the focus on the piece.
The piece is quarter sawn red oak, as are all the pieces I build. I edge banded the slabs so that there is quarter sawn on all the front faces.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 301 days ago

Love it a fantastic build.

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#2 posted 301 days ago

Outstanding! This is truly a very fine build. Congratulations on creating a very attractive A&C piece.

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

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Jenine

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#3 posted 301 days ago

Wow, I am in awe. Really beautiful work.

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#4 posted 301 days ago

This is a very nice piece. Congratulations on a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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shipwright

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#5 posted 301 days ago

This is a lovely piece.
Very well done.
Im not a fan of oak but I am a fan of good woodworking.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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sras

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#6 posted 301 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 301 days ago

Phil this is amazing. I love the color, and overall feel of the piece. What is your finishing technique?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 301 days ago

Really a desirable piece I love this . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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stefang

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#9 posted 301 days ago

Very beautiful piece extremely well made.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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CL810

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#10 posted 301 days ago

WOW! Everything is spot on.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#11 posted 301 days ago

Really nicely done and I agree the stencil brings perfect focus to the piece.

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david38

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#12 posted 301 days ago

looks great

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JADobson

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#13 posted 301 days ago

That is very well done. This is A&C done right!

-- James

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Francois Vigneron

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#14 posted 301 days ago

Beautiful and quite functional. To help me guess the scale, can you tell the dimensions of the folding table panel ? Very good hardware too ; was it from Rockler ?

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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DouginVa

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#15 posted 301 days ago

Very nice piece.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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