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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 06-13-2018 02:08 PM 1103 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

FINISHED. I posted pieces of this earlier, BUT IT IS FINISHED!

Body made of twin side tombstone panels and dyed—(can’t remember the dye—but it was Transfast red/orange-a little of this, and a little that, and toned with a brushing of Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany A part of which can be seen on the pic of the front panel behind the shell.

Newsport shell on the front is carved from QS Sycamore, natural color

Body and top is dyed poplar Dark Red Mahogany (double strength Tranfast dye)

Curly maple skirt and trim dyed Early American Maple (Transfast dye)

Soft maple carved paw feet dyed Early American Maple (Transfast dye)

Carved ellipses on backsplash panel stained using Varathane Early American Maple Gel Stain

Carved side appliqu├ęs on hard maple Varathane Early American Maple Gel Stain

Recessed rope carving on soft maple Varathane Early American Maple Gel Stain

Finish with 4 coats Zar Spar Varnish and hand buffed with burlap.

9 months of work on and off but glad it’s finished

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."





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awsum55

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#1 posted 06-13-2018 03:41 PM

WOW! I’m sure you are proud of that piece. It looks like something only the rich could afford. Very cool build.

-- John D, OP, KS

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 06-13-2018 06:40 PM

That is an amazing piece of work. What museum is this going in? I read you mentioned bathroom vanity. Had know idea they had museums for that.

LOL

Frankly if I caught someone putting anything on that, or so much as blowing their nose over it verbal abuse would begin possibly followed by violence.

ROFL

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

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pottz

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#3 posted 06-13-2018 07:37 PM

wow also,that is pure elegance.i guess this is for show only! your gonna hate when someone splashes water on that top.incredible work.

-- 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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MC

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#4 posted 06-14-2018 12:52 AM

Wow, awesome work and craftsmanship.

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Richard

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#5 posted 06-14-2018 01:07 AM

Very Nice Work and also Well Done Jeffrey!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#6 posted 06-14-2018 02:02 AM



WOW! I m sure you are proud of that piece. It looks like something only the rich could afford. Very cool build.

- awsum55

LOL Thanks! I’m far from rich, so have to build classy artsy stuff myself

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#7 posted 06-14-2018 02:04 AM



That is an amazing piece of work. What museum is this going in? I read you mentioned bathroom vanity. Had know idea they had museums for that.

LOL

Frankly if I caught someone putting anything on that, or so much as blowing their nose over it verbal abuse would begin possibly followed by violence.

ROFL

- woodbutcherbynight


Thanks! Exactly. I’m single and do not have kids around anymore, and I do CATCH MYSELF putting something on the top that I shouldn’t have once in a while

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#8 posted 06-14-2018 02:10 AM



wow also,that is pure elegance.i guess this is for show only! your gonna hate when someone splashes water on that top.incredible work.

- pottz


I’m hoping that the Zar spar I used -supposedly for use outdoors- will protect the top. I have splashed soapy water on it from out of the bowl, and haven’t noticed any nasty spots in the varnish.

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#9 posted 06-14-2018 02:11 AM



Wow, awesome work and craftsmanship.

- MC


Thanks for the compliments

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#10 posted 06-14-2018 02:12 AM



Very Nice Work and also Well Done Jeffrey!

- Rick


Thanks y’all for the complements!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 06-14-2018 01:34 PM

This is a beautiful vanity and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship. Congratulations.

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

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 06-15-2018 01:42 AM

That is a beautiful vanity—I’m sure you’ll enjoy it everyday!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Calmudgeon

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#13 posted 06-16-2018 01:40 PM

That’s a sumptuous piece. I agree with the folks who say they’d have a hard time exposing it to everyday use. Enjoy.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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