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GregP

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1503 days ago

Hey guys, this will be the first project I’ve posted here and before I post it I just want to thank you all so much for the kind welcome I received. As soon as I signed up there was eight people welcoming me to the site on my profile page which is far more than I can say for any other woodworking forum that I’ve signed up for, It really is nice to enter in to such a nice little internet community.

So here’s the project it’s a Queen Anne Lowboy Dressing Table I believe is the correct term for it, although it lives in my hallway. It was originally stained but I went back, refinished with aniline dye and added a shell to the center drawer, also made it a drawer, used to be a false drawer.

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Machined dovetails but still a nice touch I think

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Sorry some of the pictures are blurry, I’m still working on my photography.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/


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Kathy

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#1 posted 1503 days ago

Very beautiful and those are some great finger joints!!!

-- curious woodworker

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Gary

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#2 posted 1503 days ago

Nice work. I really like the addition of the shell

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#3 posted 1503 days ago

Stunning work

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Greg

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#4 posted 1503 days ago

Welcome my man! I am new her too and got the same warm welcome. Breat work on the carving! Love the shell.

Greg<>><

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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Broglea

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#5 posted 1503 days ago

Very impressive and I like the carving.

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bladeburner

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#6 posted 1503 days ago

That’s beautiful. Nice dovetails too. The legs looked turned and very good as well.

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HokieMojo

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#7 posted 1503 days ago

Great job. I wonder why the original design had a false drawer. That seems like a bit of a waste of space. I guess if you want to be nitpicky, a lowboy isn’t the most efficient use of space compared to a chest of drawers, but still. Someday I’m going to build one of these. this and a drop front desk are my highest woodworking goals for my life.

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sawblade1

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#8 posted 1501 days ago

almost pro :) Great job glad to see pics

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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dakremer

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#9 posted 1501 days ago

Hey welcome to LJs! just so you know, if you have a project that is completed, post it under the projects section and you’ll get much more views/comments! the “blogs” here are really only for “how to’s” or questions, etc. Awesome table. I’ve never used aniline dyes before…i might have to give it a shot!! again..welcome, and great job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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