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Dallas

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09-21-2014 08:07 PM

If I even had a ghost of a chance of living another 50 years I wouldn’t have these skills.

http://themetapicture.com/this-antique-cabinet/

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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bbc557ci

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 10:25 PM

Wow!!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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longgone

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 10:28 PM

That has been circulating a lot today. I received it in an email from 4 different friends and relatives so far. Still amazing…!

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 10:32 PM

Dallas

Anyone can do it if they take their time and about 4 or 5 years. So have a go at it. :)
I do not have the patience for it thou.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 10:32 PM

Piece of cake. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Dallas

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 10:36 PM

Considering it was all done with hand tools, including wooden planes, non-hardened chisels, and hand saws that many would laugh at today, WOW!
Also consider those brass inlays and how they were made.

All I can says is that my mouth was slack and A-Gape!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Dallas

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 10:38 PM

Arlin, I have enough patience for it, I just lack the skills and I also lack the amount of wood I would need considering all the times I would need to start again on a piece.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 10:39 PM

Just think, it would sell for at least $100,000 or better.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 10:42 PM

Great … my wife saw me watching this video … now she WANTS ONE!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dallas

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 10:51 PM

Gerry, I call it Wood Porn for the stuff the wife sees and wants.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 09-21-2014 11:32 PM

My friends sent me that and I told them I would literally need a million dollars to make that. Literally.

I don’t know how the thing still works, imagine how tight the tolerances are and how they have stayed calibrated with all of the temperature and humidity changes that thing has gone through. Incredible.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 11:37 PM



Great … my wife saw me watching this video … now she WANTS ONE!

- TheDane

Sounds like a GREAT justification to buy a lot of new tools and take a bunch of classes at the various woodworking schools. :D

-- Art

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hotbyte

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#12 posted 09-21-2014 11:42 PM

WOW…I would never remember which key, button, knob, etc. opened what. I’d tuck something away in a drawer and never find it again!

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 11:53 PM

Information on Roentgen’s life and work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Roentgen

He was somewhat famous in his day for his aptitude with
the mechanical stuff, though his aesthetic skills were
a bit clumsy compared to his competitors in the
high end market. The French revolution was a
big setback.

Goethe mentioned him somewhere in his writings.

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 12:20 AM

First I have to master dove tails. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 12:25 AM

OMG, Amazing!

-- John, New Jersey

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