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#1 posted 600 days ago

OK, that’s probably a lot more awesome than my projects. :-)

Pretty impressive build.

How’s box #100 coming?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 600 days ago

Now that is creative

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shipwright

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#3 posted 600 days ago

That was built by one of the greatest cabinetmakers of all time, David Roentgen.
If you like this one there are more here.

The gaming table is actually one of a very few of his pieces that one might consider attempting to reproduce alone without the need for masters of a half dozen other trades in your team.
It was a different time….................

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 600 days ago

I cannot even dream of what it would be like to have such talent. I am sure that with such talent comes a driven personality and I don’t know if I, personally, could actually keep my act together, so to speak.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 600 days ago

WOW! Unfolding every masterpiece there is !!!
That is no ordinary mind creating that exceptional box !!!

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Roger

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#6 posted 600 days ago

I’m speechless

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Nicholas Hall

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#7 posted 600 days ago

But can it download the new scrabble app? ;)

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MarceloRibeiro

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#8 posted 600 days ago

What a masterpiece….nice idea to leveling the diferente tables…hou did he made that backgammon box pop out?

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Charles Maxwell

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#9 posted 600 days ago

Great post!

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grizzman

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#10 posted 600 days ago

yea, what roger said, ive never seen such work in all my life, how long did it take to make these pieces…does anyone have any info on this…i cant imagine…these are incredible…i went to the site that paul left the link to…paul what do you know about these pieces…they are amazing..thanks greg for the heads up, its been a pure joy to see work like this…

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#11 posted 599 days ago

The Roentgens (father and son) were among the marqueteurs and cabinetmakers to the royal courts of Europe in the 18th century. Their works and those of their contemporaries are considered to be some of the finest furniture ever made. There are many examples of this kind of work in Pierre Ramond’s three volume set ” Masterpieces of Marquetry”.
In many cases the pieces would represent the collaboration of many master craftsmen, journeymen and apprentices. A single piece may have required carvers, pattern-makers, foundrymen, marqueteurs, cabinetmakers, finishers and machinists. It would be almost impossible or at least a huge undertaking today to even assemble the talent to reproduce some of the more complex pieces.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Box

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#12 posted 599 days ago

When I first found the met museum website and this unbelievable work I spent a couple of hours going through it with utter amazement and awe. I can not remember ever spending this much time being so impressed.

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grizzman

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#13 posted 599 days ago

thank you paul and greg for posting this, i surly agree that these must be the finest ever made, there beyond amazing…and i also spent several hours looking at the collection …they sure inspire..it opens ones eyes as to wood work on a whole different level, this would be shooting for the sun i think…thanks…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 599 days ago

Very cool indeed.

Necessity is the mother of invention. This is a different age. We just don’t need the skills to do something like that today. We’d just setup our chess, checkers, backgammon, and Monopoly boards on our kitchen table nowadays.

Even so, this piece has me intrigued. It’d be cool to make a bar height poker table into something multipurpose like this, only using a less ornamental style.

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