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Moron

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12-04-2007 05:10 PM

This project has sat in the shop for months as I only work on it in my spare time (which I have very little of). Its a four piece hutch and buffet measuring approx., 2’ deep x 6’ long and almost 8’ high. The top cove mould is one piece, the hutch, the buffet, and the base are seperate assemblies.

The buffet top and gables are one solid slab of white pine (aka 1825). All the exterior and upper interiors are reclaimed old growth timber and the tongue and groove backs are reclaimed timber from an old house built in 1913.

The hand cut 6” cove mould was done on the table saw as were almost all the joinery with the exception of the hand cut dovetailed drawers which will be mounted to Blum motion slides.

Built for fun and thinking I will leave the exteriors in a natural finish and do the tongue and groove backs in a fire engine red with a lamp black glaze…..........still thinking about that one

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-04-2007 07:48 PM

Great project, Roman. I like the shaped rails on the doors.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Betsy

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#2 posted 12-04-2007 08:04 PM

Wow Roman – this is one project with history! It looks great. Although I think the little quick grip clamps detract a little – but just a little. :-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#3 posted 12-04-2007 08:24 PM

Roman, looks like you’ve still got it!
how’d you cut those feet?
They are very nice with the overlap to the skirt.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Moron

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#4 posted 12-04-2007 08:55 PM

thanks to all for the kind words

Hi Bob #2

I cut the feet on the band saw, much like you would cut a cabriole leg, then sanded the curves on the wheel of the edge sander. I’m going to beat them up, kick em around, maybe let the dog chew them, sand them again as they are the only visible part made from new wood.

It should look much better if I could get a good picture after its sanded and finished.

the big black spots is filler dyed with pure pigment so as not to fade and the filler isnt sanded off yet. I chose black as there are black spots left behind from the old hand forged lead nails and that is part of the charm. make it look like it was made 1 or 200 years ago but function with new hardware.

If I could only find a buyer <vbg>

Cheers

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 12-04-2007 09:03 PM

There are 1000’s of viewers comming here day in and day out. When you get it ready to go try to post some pics up here and see what happens.

Some of the guys here can give you some leads too There’s a lot of talent here.(unlike some places we are both familiar with.) ;-)

Cheers

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Don Kondra

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#6 posted 12-05-2007 04:50 AM

Looking good Roman!!!

I wish I had your energy to “play” that hard :)

Cheers, Don

PS. If you can’t find a buyer with your reputation and client base in your area I am going to be Very Sad…

Bob – Now keep in mind this is only my experience but I have been posting pictures of my work on a half dozen forums for over eight years and have yet to sell something.

Woodworkers don’t buy…. they make :)

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 12-05-2007 07:16 AM

Hi Don,
This place is a bit unique in that it encompases the globe and has over 2000 registered users in slightly more than a year. It has and is attracting many viewers that normally would not even look at a wood forum.
For that reason I suggested that Roman show his work and get known here as a producer of furniture for resale rather than another hobbiest.
Often networking does wonders for a fellow.
If there are other venues for “free” advertising I see no harm in using them as well.
I know several fellows here now in various parts of the globe that can do custom work to a high level of competance and would not hesitate to recommend them to friends.
You are one of them.
Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 12-05-2007 05:16 PM

I think you’d be surprised at who pops by LJ….
Also, the more people use their LJ profile as their business website, the more buyers will be checking out the site.
I agree with Bob’s suggestion re: image

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 12-05-2007 07:52 PM

I routinely pull up LJ to show my work to clients. It works very well.create a portfolio on your LJ page. good selling tool.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Don Kondra

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 03:28 AM

Okay.. :)

I’ll just say that my web site does work well as a remote portfolio but sales from that and woodworking forums are few and far between….

But I am an eternal optimist.

It helps when you are a professional woodworker… in the age of Ikea and Wal Mart.

Cheers, Don.

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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#11 posted 12-06-2007 03:40 AM

Great looking Hutch. Nice job on it. Waiting for the final pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 12-06-2007 05:30 AM

thank you Karson but sadly the “I.T.” out here is called “dial up” which is often slower then a stamp, near dead slow and perhaps that is why my web site, sales related, internet downloading pictures part is absolutly disproportional when compared to”sales” vis the web…................ZERO + BINGO = Nadda nothing sale kinda deal.

If I were on that technologically advanced splitting edge thing southern folk enjoy called “High Speed” I would like to believe that my sales vs web exposure would increase because I could post a pic in a nano second but unfortunatly my “web site” service provider is also on “dial up”.

dial up is the equivilant to a rotary phone calling a cell phone

it sucks 4 pics, works rather well 4 words yet a single”pic” can speak centuries of knowledge and skill

I have no choice but to succumb to the pen and the rotary phone

gotta love Christmas eh!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 12-06-2007 05:37 AM

Roman, Out here in the desert we do have DSL but there is also a satalite system for the internet. maybe it’s available up there.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Moron

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#14 posted 12-06-2007 05:58 AM

us to

but she wont let me give a kid up…...............yet

I believe in Christmas miracles

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#15 posted 12-09-2007 03:22 PM

a wee bitta sanding to take out the blots

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and a closer look

the porthole is from an old ship and will eventually wind up in the pool gate

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