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Forum topic by HallTree posted 04-26-2013 07:03 PM 3625 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2013 07:03 PM

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The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet.

And to think the guy who made this over two hundred years ago did it with hand tools alone

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 10:26 PM

I’d like to see the plans and cut list for that thing. Holy cow!

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 12:21 AM

Can you imagine what the builder of this desk could do today with the design and building tools available?

I have watched this video a couple of times and each time I see something new!

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 04:16 PM

That’s amazing.

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 12:35 PM

That’s jaw-dropping. Will anything we make today be wowed at in 200 yrs time.

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 01:52 PM

Oldnovice, when I looked at that I wondered what would be the more efficient way to build that today. Would the machine setups be so intricate and numerous that hand tool guys could get it done faster and more precisely?

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