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Project by Operaman posted 138 days ago 1479 views 10 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A first foray into period furniture making. Though a small project, it is tremendously involved. Woods include solids and veneers of Honduran Mahogany, Magnolia, Holly, Gabon Ebony, dyed Maple, dyed Poplar, White Pine, and Walnut.

-- Cheers!





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 138 days ago

Really like the look of your work on this! Very clean! Looks like a great job in the finish dept too.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 138 days ago

Exquisite! Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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shipwright

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#3 posted 138 days ago

Really, really nice Scott.
Could you post a close up of the marquetry medallion please?
I really must learn something about period correctness.
I would love to make something like this and have it true to period.
Again, very nice piece.

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

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 138 days ago

Scott,
Lovely, lovely piece. I have a tea caddy on my to-do list, and love the mahogany. Haven’t gotten there yet. This piece inspires me to get something done! Very nice work indeed. I like it a lot. Hope to see more work like this from you.
Roger

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

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stefang

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#5 posted 138 days ago

Gorgeous piece Scott and fine workmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BTimmons

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#6 posted 138 days ago

Very impressive and obviously painstaking work. My only complaint is that it needs better photos! Don’t sell yourself short, this belongs in a magazine!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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jim65

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#7 posted 138 days ago

Very nice work, would like to see a closeup of the veneer work in the center, it is really beautiful! I would love to get to this level.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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CL810

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#8 posted 138 days ago

Beautiful!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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489tad

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#9 posted 138 days ago

Fantastic! You did a incredible job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Handtooler

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#10 posted 138 days ago

Absolutely MAGNIFICENT! Thanks for sharing. You are a super craftsman.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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JayBarnes

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#11 posted 138 days ago

Your work deserves a better camera!!

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steve_in_ohio

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#12 posted 138 days ago

wow, that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 138 days ago

Really nice work. Beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodwrecker

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#14 posted 138 days ago

First word that popped into my mind was “Exquisite” Scott.
Everything from grain patterning, to inlay, to the marquetry,
Plus, I wish I could finish as nice as you.
Great job brother.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 138 days ago

I agree, this does belong in a magazine! That is a great looking tea caddy, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it for years!

-- Dean

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