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Project by Operaman posted 146 days ago 1176 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Unusual for me to do a 2nd off, but this proved a popular design. Unlike the first iteration maple is curly instead of bird’s eye, knobs of ebony and pre-embargo ivory (note the gorgeous cross hatch in ivory end grain) instead of spring and latch. Each drawer has a custom made bed of leather and velvet for each specific pipe.

-- Cheers!





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 146 days ago

Impressive work man!

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

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#2 posted 146 days ago

Very nicely done my friend.

-- Having fun...Eric

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TheWoodenOyster

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#3 posted 146 days ago

Incredible stuff. Cool that you used ivory, I’ve never seen that before

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 146 days ago

Nicely done.

-- Jeff NJ

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shipwright

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#5 posted 146 days ago

You do beautiful work Scott.
Are you aware of the current legislation regarding the ivory ban?
Patrick Edwards has a couple of insightful articles in his blog including the most recent two entries.
The future of ivory, even documented pre ban material is very much in question.

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

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#6 posted 145 days ago

Spectacular work.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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iminmyshop

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#7 posted 145 days ago

Nice work!

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Operaman

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#8 posted 145 days ago

Thanks much for the kind words, fellas. Didn’t realize the cover picture was so bad until now. Took and uploaded with my computer and it needs to be redone.

@shipwright: Thank you so much. I have read about the ivory ban, and, to be quite honest, I am apathetic. I am likely to continue using my back-stock of ivory on commissions. I have enough piano keys and pool cue cut-offs to sink a small ship, plus I just purchased a very large chunk, including bark, of Mastadon ivory at a near fortune. Some of my clients request ivory, have the money to pay for it, and I willing to provide it to them. I am normally not so cavalier about laws, but I find some laws to be unjust, just as there are unjust people. I suppose the Feds can throw me in jail if they feel the world is a safer place with me behind bars, but ban or no ban I am not likely to change my furniture making habits; however, if I should run out of ivory I certainly would not seek it on the black market. I am not for the wholesale slaughter of walrus, narwhale, elephant or rhino and would likely resort to either man-made substitutes or bone.

-- Cheers!

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Texcaster

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#9 posted 145 days ago

Nice work Scott,

I also have a bag of piano ivory. I no longer use it because any ivory use will now be judged very harshly. At the
Mandolin CafĂ© one can’t even start a thread about tortoise shell. A good strong design will transcend materials.

shipwright, thanks for the link.

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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mbs

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#10 posted 145 days ago

beautiful work!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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mbs

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#11 posted 145 days ago

beautiful work!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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tyvekboy

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#12 posted 145 days ago

Great work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Operaman

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#13 posted 145 days ago

@Texcaster…thanks for your input and for giving me something to think about.

-- Cheers!

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 145 days ago

Outstanding.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deon

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#15 posted 145 days ago

Very elegant and interesting

-- Dreaming patterns

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