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Forum topic by ART LACKEY posted 08-21-2012 at 07:17 PM 811 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2012 at 07:17 PM

I am looking for a detailed drawing of a Newport block front secretary, so I can build one. They seem to be very hard to come by. I know I could draw one up but I would rather buy one that is accurate and detailed.drawing one up would take too long anyway.Does any one have a source for one?

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 at 08:30 PM

I’ve had no luck in this regard either, at least not at a price I could live with. I think Allan Breed (was on FWW back cover a few years ago) may sell something like this but he wants a ton of money (~$500) for the drawings !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 at 02:58 PM

Just out of curiosity, I Googled ‘Newport Secretary’, just to see what kind of piece of furniture it was.
I am still picking my jaw off the ground…

http://www.heirloomperiodfurniture.com/Library.htm

$12,100,000. An astonishing price tag. Makes $500 for the plans seem insignificant.

There’s an interesting yet barely legible drawing at the bottom of the page

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#3 posted 09-01-2012 at 07:11 PM

Yah-I would like to sell one for about 100,000 or so. that would pay off my mortgage and then some.

-- IF YOU GIVE A MAN A FISH,YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY,BUT IF YOU TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH---HE'LL SIT IN A BOAT AND DRINK BEER ALL DAY!

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#4 posted 09-01-2012 at 07:18 PM

I expect if you acquired the books on the style by Norm Vandal
and Jeff Greene you would find you had all the information needed
to build any typical piece from a good photograph. Making scale
drawings from photos is a rather basic reproduction technique and
in casework the geometries are almost never foreshortened in
a problem way. Then there’s the carving and stuff like that but
you can get that information from the books I mentioned and/or
Lonnie Bird’s book on shaping wood.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 09-01-2012 at 09:10 PM

I don’t think building a Newport block front secretary is as simple as Loren suggests. There are a lot of details that would be darn hard to even see, let alone copy, from photos and the like.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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