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Project by bondogaposis posted 12-21-2013 02:22 PM 1230 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the “Lost Stickley Table” from Bob Lang’s book Classic Arts and Crafts Furniture. It is a Christmas present for my girlfriend and the last of my Christmas projects. It was a great project that really stretched my skill level. A lot of firsts here for me, first angled tenons, first angled through wedged tenons, first angled drawer front. The slight angle on the legs, about 4° I think, provided challenges all the way through the project. I am really glad I started this back in September and didn’t feel rushed to get it done, I really needed time to think things through and work carefully. Once I set my angle gauge to the angle of the legs I never moved it until the project was done. The wood is QSWO, finished w/ Lockwood dye and Arm R Seal except for the top I finished w/ Epifanes rubbed effect varnish.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 03:35 PM

Bondo I like the half blinds on the drawer, they’re something I’ve been reluctant to try. A really nice project, well done!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 04:04 PM

You did a very nice job on this. It’s very attractive.

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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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 04:11 PM

OF, actually they are not half blinds at all. Another new technique that I tried on this project. They are through dovetails, afterwards I glued a 1/4” thick piece of wood to the drawer front. A bit of a cheat, but with the slant face on the drawer I needed all the help I could get and you would be hard pressed to see it with a magnifying glass. I usually cut my dovetails by hand, but this time I cut them on the band saw. This project was so full of firsts for me. Since I knew that the angled tenons were going to be a learning experience and I gave myself a lot of time to complete this project I decided to go all out and try a bunch of new things that have been in my head for a long time.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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woodcut

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 04:17 PM

Classic! Well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 05:32 PM

Well, this is a keeper. I like the color of the piece, which Lockwood dye did you use?
Great through dovetail technique, it is absolutely seamless.

This one is going to my favorites list.

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

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 05:41 PM

Great job Bondo ,first class work all the way with a finished piece to be very proud of .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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boxedin

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 05:46 PM

All you have to do now is to attach the Stickley label ;-)

You did a fabulous job. Congratulations!!!

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 07:03 PM

I like the color of the piece, which Lockwood dye did you use?

PD, I used Lockwoods water based “fumed oak dark” dye.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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HuckD

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#9 posted 12-21-2013 07:43 PM

Oh, you should earn lots of points from that! Nice work.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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theoldfart

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#10 posted 12-21-2013 08:39 PM

Wish I had used that lockwood on my granddaughters chairs.
Click for details

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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blackcherry

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 10:34 PM

Nice to hear your pushing your talents with all these first. This one should open the gate to the rest of the Stickley line of furniture. Really like the finish as well it has that fume look to it. Have a great holiday Ron and love ones your friend in woodworking Blkcherry

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woodrookieII

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 01:09 AM

You have held true to “Als Ik Kan” and done Gustav proud!

Nice job.

....rookieII

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 12-22-2013 02:02 AM

Great job, love the craftsmanship

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tefinn

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#14 posted 12-22-2013 04:24 AM

Completely top notch work. Don’t think I have the patience to work with the angles myself,

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 12-22-2013 04:26 AM

Really nice. The dovetails turned out great.

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