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Another Amazing Roentgen Desk Video

by shipwright
posted 01-13-2013 09:38 PM

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 09:43 PM

Man! That is amazing! Need the plans and about 100 years to make something like that…hahaha

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 09:47 PM

That was AMAZING…

Quite an engineering feat to get all of that stuff happening!
... have never seen anything like it!

Thank you for posting it…


The whole piece is a tad too Fancy for me… but, I can appreciate the work that went into it.

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 09:47 PM

Thanks Greg.
I’ll go pick them up.
Want me to get you a set too?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 09:50 PM

that is amazing to see what was built with out power tools ,dont think i cold do it if i had the plans wouldnt live that much longer :) thanks for sharing paul but sure you could do this with a set of plans with your skills

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 10:07 PM

oh dear, another weekend project for you Paul!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 10:11 PM

well its interesting you would ask, i had some time after this last table i made, and i designed and made something very similar, but here is the sad part, on the day i was to start the finish on it, the place caught fire and took with it my plans and the piece, so now its a memory gone within a wisp of smoke…and as smoke will circle about the end of a pipe, Ive decided to call this my pipe dream…it was a glorious build that now fills my dreams with things of yesterday…...isn’t that a lovely story….dont cry for me, as it now gives me the chance to do over someday, i imagine i might even get the editors choice…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 10:13 PM

Quite the piece! a woodworking and mechanical marvel.

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 10:22 PM

Paul….thanks…but I will wait till they go on sale for $4.99
If someone would build it, I imagine you certainly would give it a go…

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 10:59 PM

After watching this I almost put all my tools in a pile and set fire to them but maybe I’ll keep trying! Is this a motivational video or one meant to discourage! To think alll this without computers or Sketchup!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 01-13-2013 11:02 PM

Man, this is the most mind boggling piece of furniture I’ve ever seen. I can imagine this would be right up your alley Paul. Thanks for video link. Truly amazing!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 11:04 PM

Hi Paul,

Part of running a successful business is knowing who is the right guy for the task at hand…..this is a no brainer, you’re the right guy for the job.

I would have to say of all the LJ’s, it jut has to be you.


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#13 posted 01-13-2013 11:24 PM

Paul I would contact the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s were they are featuring a show on the works of Abraham Roentgen. They may just be able to point you in the right direction?


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#14 posted 01-14-2013 12:03 AM

Get in touch with Charles Neil. He was building an amazing Secretary when I stopped by his shop.
edit: I just watched the video… so maybe not that amazing.

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 12:15 AM

That is an ambitious project!! How long do you think it will take?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#16 posted 01-14-2013 12:40 AM

Oh man, Paul. I know you could make it better than that. I’ll keep watchin for your version.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#17 posted 01-14-2013 01:06 AM

LOL! You Da man! Who can. Charles did go and take pictures for a build. Pretty nice but you can add the inlay?and when can we expect to see it? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#18 posted 01-14-2013 03:01 AM

mind boggling

-- Joel

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#19 posted 01-14-2013 03:16 AM

Did you check the Stumpy store Paul ??

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#20 posted 01-14-2013 10:56 PM

Wow! Incredible craftsmanship. With all of those ingenious secret compartments, it makes you wonder whether there are some they haven’t found yet.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#21 posted 01-14-2013 11:17 PM

You need a PHD in something just to open it.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#22 posted 01-15-2013 12:26 AM

Hmmm, not bad.

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#23 posted 01-15-2013 12:29 AM

i suppose one could start out small, and make the game Table.

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#24 posted 01-15-2013 12:44 AM

Wow amazing is such a small word.I agree your the man for the job Paul

Grizz it’s not the first of April LOL Everyone knows I made it and had the problem with the fire :))))

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#25 posted 01-15-2013 02:10 AM

cool piece. Makes you wonder if people still exist that can come up with things like that. I wonder what would something like that fetch at auction amazing

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#26 posted 01-15-2013 04:31 PM

Ok I literally laughed out loud with the release of the hidden easel. These must have been made for kings!

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

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#27 posted 01-15-2013 05:37 PM

I found this on Amazon UK
Roentgen Furniture: Abraham and David Roentgen – European Cabinet Makers (Hardcover)
by Hans Huth (Author)

It may contain the plans you are looking for.

I also found a mention here ( that indicates working drawings are available at the Metropolitan Museum Exhibition on Roentgen.


-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#28 posted 01-15-2013 07:09 PM

Thanks Jim.
I’ve been all over the Met’s site regarding this exhibit.
I wish I were closer.
As for the plans, I think I’ll take a pass for now…............ But a simplified version of the game table does appeal to me…................

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#29 posted 01-15-2013 09:26 PM

Mauricio They were! ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#30 posted 01-16-2013 09:43 PM

James Bond eat your heart out? lol

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#31 posted 01-19-2013 12:11 PM

One could never get tired of getting office supply or writing a letter, with that cabinet in the house.
Paul I think you might need a helper or two before time runs out.
Best thoughts and thanks for sharing,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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