Never trust that darn straight-edge

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Project by LeTurbo posted 09-07-2014 08:37 PM 2875 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Only one pic, because I can’t ever find a good angle for this thing…

I had a pile of nasty plasticky oak-look chipboard rubbish that had been ordered for a cancelled job, and some old sheets of kiaat ply that my Dad had half-used for some project, and yet more offcuts of some beech ply, and some other B-grade ply … oh, and a half wormy old oak leg I’d salvaged from another woodworker’s garbage.

So the oaky chip made the inside carcase and supports, the B-grade ply became the drawers, and then I covered the whole thing with the other kiaat and beech ply and stained it all to match. The oak leg only had enough usable wood for the two front chunks, so the back legs are kinda tucked away so as to be barely visible.

It’s an oldish project from the days when I was young and innocent (ok, it’s a very old project), so I didn’t do separate drawer faces. I jiggled around for hours with the runners (various bits of wood, plastic, and some left-over aluminium) until I got them evenly spaced. Live and learn, live and learn…

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#1 posted 09-07-2014 11:36 PM

Love it! Great use of leftovers and very artistic!

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#2 posted 09-07-2014 11:36 PM

Unique piece where did you get the inspiration

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#3 posted 09-07-2014 11:55 PM

love it nice work

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 12:15 AM

Well, it does appear to be slightly out, but now you know what to compensate for,

Great piece

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 03:50 AM

Wonderfully whimsical, great work.

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 09:21 AM

Nice curves indeed!

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 11:32 AM

@ meaded’s question…

You know when your wife stands with one hand on her hip (pushing the opposite hip out) and gives you that look which says “NOW what the hell are you building!” ? I believe THAT is where LeTurbo got the inspiration for this shape!

Kinda like THIS…

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 01:46 PM

Your drawers are too straight ! Dr. Seuss would be disappointed. HA!

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#9 posted 09-08-2014 08:52 PM

Bwahaha, JoeinGa! It could very well be something like that, but there wasn’t a smile to go with it. I think I got the inspiration from a Fine Woodworking book I bought years ago, and there was a piece called “A Night On The Town”. On the other hand, I’ve always wanted to build a bombe cabinet, but never got the will together.

Thanks everyone for your comments, and Donoaz, I’ll definitely be tackling something wonkier (besides my workbench) in future.

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#10 posted 09-09-2014 06:40 PM

Nice piece, great design and use of leftovers.

Too funny JoeinGA :)

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#11 posted 09-09-2014 09:01 PM

That’s a delightful piece of creative! Impressive design.

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

Very creative work !!

A second and up to six pictures can be added

One of the fourth leg would be nice to see.

Dont let your projects suffer from lack of exposure now !!

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