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358 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: antique desk video

The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet.

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

http://www.youtube.com/embed/MKikHxKeodA?feature=player_embedded

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#1 posted 358 days ago

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

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#2 posted 358 days ago

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 358 days ago

That’s amazing.

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#4 posted 355 days ago

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

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#5 posted 355 days ago

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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