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Project by LittleCobra posted 05-06-2021 01:41 AM 698 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second one of these I’ve made. Those multi angle dovetails still mess with my brain. I made this as a gift for my son’s birthday. I used Poplar for the carcass, Sapele for the bottom trim, Black Walnut for the top, and Pecan for the till box. Work of love. This was a nod to my wife’s Swedish heritage. Thanks to all the Jocks out there for inspiration.





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 05-06-2021 04:45 AM

Did I detect a Green & Green style in those dovetails… hope I got the terminology right…

However, it’s your graphics that got my interest… Stencils, router, Sharpie, laser, CNC, pyro or the tried and true time-machine imported Viking carver?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 05-06-2021 05:09 AM

Frankly, I don’t know anything about Greene and Green. Just regular multi-angle joints. The graphics were CNc carved with my home made machine then highlighted with dark walnut stain. Two reasons, if I hand carved them I probably would be dead before I finished (I am old) and two, my time machine was taken by the Eloi. Thanks for looking.

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#3 posted 05-06-2021 05:41 AM



Frankly, I don’t know anything about Greene and Green…
- LittleCobra

Now you know about as much about G&G as I do… In some of the photos, it seemed as though the doves were not flush with the tails... may have been an optical illusion… My understanding of G&G is where the two faces are not flush… being right is rare for me.

Hey, the CNC is cool with me… I just didn’t know and had to back track (after commenting) to see you had access to a CNC…

Eloi is OK… just keep the Morlocks from my Tardis.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 05-06-2021 04:08 PM

I did leave the tails proud, again for two reasons: for effect and because I’m too lazy to sand all that cross grain. By the way, your ZCI is an impressive engineering job and great idea.

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#5 posted 05-06-2021 04:52 PM

Very cool!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 05-06-2021 07:17 PM

Well done, I love the Viking ship, how did you carve the ship?

Phil

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#7 posted 05-06-2021 08:20 PM

Well done…I really like it.

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#8 posted 05-06-2021 11:36 PM



I did leave the tails proud, again for two reasons: for effect and because I’m too lazy to sand all that cross grain…
- LittleCobra

Looks like you are now a Green & Green advocate.

Bugger lazyness (I relate)... the effect is striking.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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