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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 10-25-2019 10:02 PM 634 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had an inherited oak washstand in the upstairs bathroom. Not complete, as there was no towel rack on the back, as there once was. Literally found one at an auction, stripped, in pieces, but too wide. I cut and reshaped it years ago, never applied finish. Ah, the dreaded “99% Complete” project.

Well, that was addressed this week, and today it was installed.

BTW, everything above the flat surface (harp looking side pieces with straight rod between) is what I’m calling a ‘towel rack.’ Looks like it was always there. Exhale, job done! Thx for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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summerfi

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#1 posted 10-25-2019 11:06 PM

That’s a beautiful piece, Smitty. Nice job. Most of my house is furnished with similar vintage oak furniture.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#2 posted 10-26-2019 01:04 AM

Sanded and refinished the base cabinet when I first got it, 15+ years ago. Thx Bob, gotta love this stuff!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 10-26-2019 03:15 AM

Very nice work Smitty, as usual.

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#4 posted 10-26-2019 06:22 AM

Thank you, Pat!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 10-26-2019 11:30 AM

I like it.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 10-26-2019 02:24 PM

I finished something once but I think it was an accident.

The washstand came out very nice Smitty, the rack looks like it was born there.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 10-26-2019 03:48 PM

Very nice Smitty. Got to love and appreciate these old pieces from a different world.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-26-2019 09:41 PM

The harp shaped piece looks just like the ones on my dressers which hold beveled mirrors. They belonged to my grandfather. Nice job Smitty!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 10-27-2019 02:09 AM

Thank you, gents. Good to hear from each of you!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 11-11-2019 01:21 AM

What a lovely idea, sweet towel hanger, like music.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 11-11-2019 03:09 AM

Hi Mads! Thanks!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 11-11-2019 10:02 AM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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