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It’s been a little while since I posted any of my projects. Thought I’d add one of the secretaries I’ve made.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 03:41 PM

Chuck, thanks for the post. Your work is always stunning. You never disappoint.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 03:49 PM

As always chuck a most amazing piece .

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 03:55 PM

breathtaking, awesome, beautiful

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 04:06 PM

I totally agree that is absolutely gorgeous!

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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 04:07 PM

stunning!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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acanthuscarver

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#6 posted 02-09-2016 04:43 PM

Thanks folks. I mostly lurk here these days (and answer PMs), but thought it was high-time to post something. Glad you all like the piece.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#7 posted 02-09-2016 04:57 PM

Love it, the color and the wood just pop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 02-09-2016 05:16 PM

That’s amazing work, must have taken forever. I wish there were more pictures of the details. What finish do you use on the tiger maple?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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acanthuscarver

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#9 posted 02-09-2016 05:57 PM



That s amazing work, must have taken forever. I wish there were more pictures of the details. What finish do you use on the tiger maple?

- bobasaurus

The interior of the desk has serpentine drawers and fluted columns on either side of the tombstone prospect door. Sorry, I am not sure where the interior photos ended up. The finish is aniline dye, followed by homemade oils stain to make the stripes pop and a bunch of coats of shellac that are rubbed out and waxed at the end.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#10 posted 02-09-2016 06:07 PM

ILL JUST SAY DITTO MAN WOW,GREAT CHOICE OF WOOD AND YEAH I WISH YOU HAD MORE PICS THIS IS 5 STARS.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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ravensrock

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#11 posted 02-09-2016 06:47 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship and finish! And I enjoyed your talk at the Baltimore Woodworking Show!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#12 posted 02-09-2016 07:02 PM

Chuck,

We’ve missed you on here. It’s always good to see your outstanding work. And we, like others, would love to see more pictures.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 02-09-2016 08:58 PM

Amazing work !....Thanks for sharing it here…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Lenny

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#14 posted 02-09-2016 10:26 PM

Hey Chuck. I just met you at the NE Woodworking Show. I sat in on your handcut dovetail session and I asked you what magazine I may have seen you in. Also, I am the guy who entered the coopered lid chest in the showcase contest. I hope something there triggers your memory. Congratulations on this project. It’s absolutely stunning.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#15 posted 02-09-2016 10:26 PM

Chuck, A fantastic looking piece. The wood just pops and keeps your eyes moving around.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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