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Project by OG51 posted 07-23-2018 06:03 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally found my portable hard drive with my old project pictures..

This is an old project that I built about 20 years ago. Wow. I just did the math. It feels just like yesterday.

I still have it but it doesn’t look as pretty any more. Its followed me through 6 moves. One of which was overseas to Europe by cargo ship. I broke the frosted glass about two moves ago. I still haven’t replaced them. The replacements will be stained glass since I got rid of my sandblasting cabinet about 4 moves ago.

When I lived in Florida I lucked out on finding a custom stair store selling their off cuts by the pallet full. One pallet was coffeenut lumber. Never heard of it before but is was a hardwood and they were selling cheap. I’ve read up on since but I have never come across it again. I moved back to Texas and we just don’t have it out here readily available. Looks like a rough oak and I remember it having very similar cutting properties as oak. I stained it with an oil red mahogany stain. Overall one of my favorite pieces I’ve built.





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-23-2018 09:20 PM

one of my favorites too.i think stained glass will work just fine.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 02:06 AM

Nice, and has held up through all those moves…. priceless.

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

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Richard

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 02:26 AM

Very Nice Piece of work & well done also!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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OG51

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 02:38 AM

Thank you all. I really hadn’t realized how long I’d been since I built this piece.

I’ve been procrastinating for the stained glass. I tend to bleed a lot when I go back to that hobby.

Frosting glass by sand blasting is so much easier. Just mask off and blast away. You just have to make sure you have a good dust respirator mask.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 12:16 PM

What a beautiful piece of furniture and so nicely done. It’s a wonderful eye catcher and shows a lot of fine craftsmanship.

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

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JCamp

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#6 posted 07-24-2018 02:28 PM

Looks great. Very impressive just from a woodworking perspective but its even more so since you did the glass work as well!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 07-30-2018 05:37 PM

Sweet!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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