Ginko Cabinet

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Project by Gary2 posted 01-29-2014 02:07 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed a project that has taken far to long to complete. But the learning process was amazing. The case is veneered sapele inside and out, maple drawers, ebonized poplar base, and basswood ginko carvings. Each of the case sides and doors are made of 9 laminations of wood – 3 plywood for the substrate and 6 pieces of veneer. All veneering was done with dead weight, clamps, and an electric blanket for heat. If I do another veneering project of this scope, I will definitely invest in a vacuum system – or learn to veneer with hot hide glue. The project is designed for a specific use – to hold place mats and napkins for my customer (aka loml).

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#1 posted 01-29-2014 02:52 PM

Lots of great work here – one of my favorites is the texture work. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 02:57 PM

Very nice. If your wife likes it, mission accomplished.

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#3 posted 01-29-2014 03:39 PM

Great job, Gary! Your work inspires me.

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 04:15 PM

very nice looking design

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 04:53 PM


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#6 posted 01-29-2014 04:59 PM

Elegant. Great design and work. Heirloom piece.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 01-29-2014 06:05 PM

Beautiful, got some Krenov in there.

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#8 posted 01-29-2014 06:57 PM

This looks great, nice work.

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#9 posted 01-29-2014 06:58 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. Bob is right. That piece is inspirational!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 01-29-2014 07:14 PM

Gary, that looks downright professional in all aspects!
I am sure your loml will love it and use it!

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#11 posted 01-29-2014 10:55 PM

Lovely piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 03:25 PM

Fine looking cabinet, great design and very well executed. Attractive wood mix and the ginko leaves are great accents. I’m sure she loves it.

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#13 posted 02-03-2014 03:36 PM

This cabinet is very nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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