LumberJocks

Miniature Highboy

  • Advertise with us
Project by Elm55 posted 05-28-2018 04:20 AM 1424 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Miniature Highboy
Plans and instruction provided by Steve Hamilton and Jeff Headley at the Woodworking Workshop of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA
Wood: Cherry
Height: 29”
Legs: Cabriole, cut with bandsaw and shaped with rasp, file, spokeshave, scrapers.
Feet: Trifid, carved with gouges.
Carved concave center fan on bottom drawer.
Half-blind dovetails with thumbnail molding lipped drawer fronts.
Brasses: Ball & Ball
Mouldings cut with moulding planes and Stanley 55
Secret drawer at the top of the case.

This small project, while not conceptually difficult, helped me focus on some finer points like the carving of the legs, the fan, improving on dovetails and having a nice flow of the grain for the drawer fronts.

Note to my classmate MichaelT77. If you finish yours, you’ll be only the second person in the entire class to finish!





16 comments so far

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

3130 posts in 2075 days


#1 posted 05-28-2018 09:33 AM

outstanding !!

-- 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

View Woodtodust's profile

Woodtodust

69 posts in 2290 days


#2 posted 05-28-2018 11:44 AM

What an amazing project. I find making small dovetails to be much more difficult than sawing and chopping full sized ones. Especially the tails. Your fan carving is beautiful You did a wonderful job with each aspect of the Highboy.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

View ElroyD's profile

ElroyD

134 posts in 1041 days


#3 posted 05-28-2018 12:36 PM

That’s beautiful. Really nice work there!

-- Elroy

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32086 posts in 3319 days


#4 posted 05-28-2018 01:38 PM

This is a beautiful piece and it displays a lot of nice design details and fine craftsmanship. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

2779 posts in 1675 days


#5 posted 05-28-2018 01:51 PM

Incredible workmanship!

How many hours do you think you have in it?

(and where did you install the cat in the project? 8^)

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

6342 posts in 1165 days


#6 posted 05-28-2018 02:22 PM

a very beautiful piece …. no doubt it will be a family heirloom for many years to come ….. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

1215 posts in 1992 days


#7 posted 05-28-2018 05:30 PM

Amazing work! I hope to have the time and patience to do something like this one day. It would be nice to have an heirloom piece to pass down.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

5967 posts in 2862 days


#8 posted 05-28-2018 05:39 PM

Looks fantastic, the attention to detail is superb.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View MAO's profile

MAO

31 posts in 964 days


#9 posted 05-29-2018 12:18 AM

Thanks for sharing! Excellent work!

-- MAO (Indiana)

View Elm55's profile

Elm55

38 posts in 1554 days


#10 posted 05-29-2018 01:22 AM

Thanks for the comments

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

1770 posts in 2019 days


#11 posted 05-29-2018 02:12 AM

Beautiful!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

1341 posts in 2087 days


#12 posted 05-29-2018 03:10 AM

I’ll bet that was harder to make than the full size version.
Beautiful job.

-- Jeff NJ

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

2207 posts in 3606 days


#13 posted 06-06-2018 12:34 PM

Wow.
Incredibly well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View dvail12's profile

dvail12

22 posts in 2424 days


#14 posted 06-06-2018 01:03 PM

Beautiful work. Where did you attend a class?

-- Dvail12

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

10859 posts in 1939 days


#15 posted 06-06-2018 01:04 PM

Heirloom stuff.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com