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Another Amazing Roentgen Desk Video

by shipwright
posted 563 days ago

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#1 posted 563 days ago

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

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#3 posted 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

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 fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 563 days ago

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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 563 days ago

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

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

Quite the piece! a woodworking and mechanical marvel.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#9 posted 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

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.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

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.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#15 posted 563 days ago

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

-- "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 563 days ago

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.

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#17 posted 563 days ago

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 563 days ago

mind boggling

-- Joel

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#19 posted 563 days ago

Did you check the Stumpy store Paul ??

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#20 posted 562 days ago

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 562 days ago

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 562 days ago

Hmmm, not bad.

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#23 posted 562 days ago

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

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#24 posted 562 days ago

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 :))))

-- Custom furniture

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#25 posted 562 days ago

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 561 days ago

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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Jim Rowe

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#27 posted 561 days ago

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 561 days ago

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 fiberglass trees.

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#29 posted 561 days ago

Mauricio They were! ;-))

-- "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 560 days ago

James Bond eat your heart out? lol

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

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#31 posted 557 days ago

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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