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Project by Operaman posted 02-26-2014 at 12:42 PM 1243 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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#1 posted 02-26-2014 at 01:13 PM

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 02-26-2014 at 01:16 PM

Very nicely done my friend.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 at 01:27 PM

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

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 at 01:38 PM

Nicely done.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 at 02:08 PM

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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#6 posted 02-26-2014 at 03:59 PM

Spectacular work.

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 at 04:00 PM

Nice work!

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Operaman

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 at 05:02 PM

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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#9 posted 02-26-2014 at 05:32 PM

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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#10 posted 02-26-2014 at 05:35 PM

beautiful work!

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

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 at 05:36 PM

beautiful work!

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

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#12 posted 02-26-2014 at 07:42 PM

Great work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#13 posted 02-26-2014 at 08:12 PM

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

-- Cheers!

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#14 posted 02-26-2014 at 10:43 PM

Outstanding.

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#15 posted 02-27-2014 at 12:56 AM

Very elegant and interesting

-- Dreaming patterns

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