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Project by LarryL posted 12-12-2013 03:10 AM 2422 views 21 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw these plans on a blog and thought this would give me some M & T practice. Using all hand tools except a bandsaw for resawing and drum sander for finishing, with 54 mortise and tenon joints, plus 16 half-blind dovetails it took almost three weeks of shop time for me to complete it. I learned a great deal and would like to try it again armed with the knowledge of all the mistakes I had to correct, however, I will probably wait awhile. The wood is some scrap Alder that I salvaged from the scrap behind a cabinet shop, the finish is equal parts BLO/MS/VARNISH rubbed on and allowed to dry.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.





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HerbC

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 03:49 AM

Larry,

That’s a great design and you did a good job building it.

You mentioned you found the plans on a blog. Would you happen to have a link?

Keep up the good work and remember:

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 03:52 AM

Larry, I absolutely love this. Could you pass along where I could find this blog? You did an excellent on this, its beautiful. 54 M&T joints!!! WOW, you are the man.
Definitely going in my faves. Thanks for sharing.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 04:12 AM

A outstanding and amazing piece great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 04:37 AM

Nice looking piece.

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 05:00 AM

I’ve seen this design somewhere before.
Most unusual and different.
I like it….........................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 05:36 AM

Thanks to all for the positive comments. Several of you asked for a link to the plans, here it is: http://www.jeffgreefwoodworking.com/pnc/Boxes/Oriental/index.html

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 05:37 AM

Wow, great job

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 06:08 AM

Fabulous execution of a delightful design. Really nicely done.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 07:23 AM

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 08:21 AM

That project qualifies you for post doctoral degree in joinery! You’ve skipped under grad and post grad studies and landed squarely in a PhD craftsman program! Impressive – - – is all I can think of. I know what I need to do now. PS: your tenacity to dig into the most difficult projects is only exceeded by the quality of your output! I rarely get excited about most LJ projects. A rare winner comes along every now and then. This is one such project . . . Absolutely superb. Thanks for posting….

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#11 posted 12-12-2013 09:22 AM

Very very nice design and execution, great work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#12 posted 12-12-2013 10:36 AM

Great looking.

-- Gary, Florida

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#13 posted 12-12-2013 11:10 AM

Very cool nest of draws…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 12-12-2013 12:53 PM

Very nice, hope the building process was rewarding as the end result is certainly quite exceptional.

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#15 posted 12-12-2013 03:16 PM

nice job

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