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a1Jim

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09-05-2015 04:06 PM

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I have had a few projects on my dream project build list ,but what has been on top of the list for a long time is a bombe chest on Chest. 1st obstacle, know how. The “know how” category has been handled by Charles Neil,he has built a few Bombe’s and has even covered the subject on a “mastering woodworking” online class and now teaches a in-person class on the subject.
Obsticale#2 Skill, All I can say is I think I can?
Obstacle #3 Tools and equipment,no problem there.
Obsticale#4 Material I think I’m safe in that department too,having scored on some very nice walnut a few years ago. Obstacle #5 Space, this is a bit of a challenge in that once starting on the Bombe it would pretty much prevent me from doing other projects,but it would be worth it, but on the back end of the space obstacle is where to put it once it’s completed,this is a challenge I’ve yet to overcome even for some projects 95% complete now.Since my house is only 750 sq ft. I really can’t blow out anything else to make room for it.
Obstacle #6 Time this too is a bit tough with work,teaching and everyday life is a challenge, but all things worth doing you find time for.
In conclusion will I ever build my Bombe? I hope so, but it’s on the back burner until I can figure out the space thing and perhaps wait until I retire to make the build more of a continual build and not an off and on project.

What’s your dream project and what are you waiting for? or have you built it already?

Charles Bombe chest on chest

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-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture


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#1 posted 09-05-2015 05:06 PM

Jim,

Jim Post wrote a book a long time ago for the small shop cabinet maker. I remember this as it is me “swimming upstream .” LOL! “Don’t build it if you have no place to put it.” That’s your #5 point. Life and a little anxiety about “going there” often keeps me from my “appointed rounds.”

My “Dream Pieces.” are smaller as I figured out my 12×26 ft work area won’t hold a piece of the size your dreaming about.

I’m clearing out my collection of “gonna use that someday” construction materials because now is that someday. Those “valuable” (LOL) pieces of wood take up a lot of floor space? Building a well engineered but unique lawn tractor/ wood shed.

Now i”if the creek don’t rise?”

Imagined/dream pieces should/may become reality this winter.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 05:36 PM

Tom
The “Don’t build it if you have no place to put it” is probably a realistic approach but I at least have to tell myself someday I will get er done. I’m sure you understand this kind of head game better than I do.
If a tractor shed/wood shed is your right now dream project that’s cool too,just don’t ask me to store it for you in my house LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 05:44 PM

Jim,

LOL! Not my dream project but it’s on my to do list before winter which will be here in MN too soon! I have Two sheds and my shop/barn on my property, plus a privacy fence. A fellow woodworker called it Fort Tieffenbacher! Pretty soon it will look like that LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 05:51 PM

I am taken back to a time quite a few years ago. I had injured myself and was unable to walk for a period of six months. I lay there in my hospital bed and watch every wood show I could find plus all the videos. Made a list of things that I would do once I got back on my feet. By the time I was able to walk, the list was about 6 feet long, as time progressed and I was back in the shop, first thing I did was tear up that list.

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 06:04 PM

Tom
There’s a dream list and the practical list ,it’s the latter that get’s in the way of the dream list some times.

That’s great Clarkie the perfect solution for staying sane :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 09-05-2015 06:20 PM



Jim,

Jim Post wrote a book a long time ago for the small shop cabinet maker. I remember this as it is me “swimming upstream .” LOL! “Don t build it if you have no place to put it.” That s your #5 point. Life and a little anxiety about “going there” often keeps me from my “appointed rounds.”

- DocSavage45

+1

No place to put it and no place for the kids to put it keeps me from aspiring to furniture building.

On life and my appointed rounds, I do have to spend too much time on migraine prevention & control and malpractice recovery.

Skill level prevents attempting this but I may get practiced up enough to attempt it eventually ;-)

-- 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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#8 posted 09-05-2015 07:37 PM

Charles,

I remember that as your aspiration.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-05-2015 07:43 PM

Ya know, now that I think on it awhile, the next time I retire, I’d like to make a Wooten desk.

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#10 posted 09-05-2015 07:47 PM

My dream project would be a library room with wood wall panels, fancy book shelves with rolling ladders, coffered ceilings..etc, etc.
Just waiting for somebody to order one so that I can build it.

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#11 posted 09-05-2015 08:11 PM

My dream project would be to harvest all the black walnut on a piece of ground in Iowa I’m going to inherit and build a monster S curve roll top desk with a gazillion pigeon holes and drawers.

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#12 posted 09-05-2015 08:34 PM

That would be a wonderful project Bob

Wow Charles ,I always think of you having already done your dream projects,but as I’ve learned over the years you always keep setting the mark higher and higher. I look forward to seeing each one as you make them.

That’s a very big challenge Clarkie they really are amazing desk.

Wow woodust that’s one be job.

Your dream project starts from tree to project,sounds out standing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 09-05-2015 09:38 PM

I feel every project I make is a dream. I take so long to do anything, it’s actually a miracle… LOL. On the serious side tho, my future hopefully will have the dream of getting end tables and an entertainment center for our living room. One o these days, that dream will come true.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#14 posted 09-05-2015 10:10 PM

Dream projects? Just need lumber, then the Single Brain Cell Sketch-up can take over…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 09-05-2015 10:43 PM

Linda Manzer’s guitar for Pat Metheny.

I don’t want to build this instrument but being this masterful is on the list.

http://www.manzer.com/guitars/

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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