Maltese Falcon door pull

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Project by Bill Huffman posted 05-14-2020 05:43 PM 814 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never finished the cabinet for this, but I was pretty happy with the carved Maltese Falcon door pull I created for it.

I used a Moto-tool to carve the Falcon out of Ebony. (I have a small box on a high cabinet in my shop with tiny pieces of ebony that I draw from 1 or 2 times a year…..I swear you can hear faint tinkling bells in the background…..)

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#1 posted 05-14-2020 10:11 PM

Your Maltese Falcon is really impressive. Based on the last image, the falcon looks really small, which must have made carving it all that much more difficult. I am also wondering about the cabinet. I have never seen a door with that sort of texture, nor have I ever seen a square hole going through the middle of a cabinet. You’ve done so many original (at least to me) things in just one piece!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#2 posted 05-14-2020 10:47 PM

“The uh…stuff that dreams are made of”...Nice detail.

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#3 posted 05-14-2020 11:19 PM

Thanks for the comments folks. The doors where supposed to be drapes, and I also have a pair of Ebony shoes for the second door pull. The center square holds a drawer that I plan on using as a secret release for the doors…...but thats as far as I got. There are also shelves inside the cabinet.

I do go back to many of my old projects and finish them so we will see.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#4 posted 05-15-2020 02:44 AM

Cool pull, but also a cool cabinet. It is a lever design and I am sure would look great when finished.

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#5 posted 05-15-2020 10:23 AM

Lovely cabinet and impressive carving. You should definitely finish this piece.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 05-15-2020 11:27 PM

Well done on the falcon!



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#7 posted 05-25-2020 01:23 PM

Aha! So that’s where it went! Mystery=solved. :)

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