kiln - display cabinet

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 09-04-2011 02:39 AM 4118 views 19 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cabinet to display a pottery collection hence the title kiln. The legs, rails and shelfs are australian blackwood, all joints have two 8mm x 50mm dowels. The two curved end panals are made from 4mm mdf veneered on both sides, the back panal is 6mm ply. The two curved doors are made up of three layers of 6mm mdf veneered both sides, I used animal glue to glue the veneers and pva for the rest of the joints. Used a spindle moulder to machine the legs. Had to make special knife hinges for the doors because the cabinet sides are curved. And then finished with three coats of tung oil and then a coat of wax. This piece won highly comended at the new zealand national wood skills festival at kawerau. This is the first project i have made that has doors and my first entry at kawerau


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#1 posted 09-04-2011 02:53 AM

Really nice work Geoffrey and a well deserved commendation.
I love the flow of this piece. As a boatbuilder, I find curves far more expressive than straight lines.

Well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 03:50 AM

Wow… that is magnificent. Absolutely love it.

-- --Thiel

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 04:35 AM

I am really loving this design. Beautiful curves. Congrats on the recognition.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 07:04 AM

Cool design for sure!

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#5 posted 09-04-2011 07:14 AM

a beautiful piece … you should be proud of the award

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 09-04-2011 08:03 AM

Wow… beautiful curved piece of furniture. I wish I would be skilled enough to make such a nice work.
Thanks for sharing.

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Lars Öhlin

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#7 posted 09-04-2011 09:23 AM

Excellent craftsmanship! I really enjoy looking at the organic curvatures.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 12:12 PM

Well done Geoffrey, it was a good turn out, and you should be proud of yourself, you deserved the highly commended place you received. A lot of time, effort, and skill went into it and it shows. Be encouraged.

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#9 posted 09-04-2011 01:13 PM

Well done Geoffrey. I think this piece is fantastic and you have a great future ahead. I also think it appropriate to add, you have worked away very self directed on this piece which is a credit to your skills!
Excellent mate!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#10 posted 09-04-2011 02:33 PM

Very creative piece. It looks like a piece of art from a museum. I love the flow! You should be proud! What kind of finish did you use?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 09-04-2011 02:42 PM

Two thumbs up in my book! I like…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 09-04-2011 04:23 PM

Beautiful Design & Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 09-04-2011 05:08 PM

Great visual appeal with the curves you’ve put into this piece, making the eye naturally look around and notice the work you put into this piece. Nice job challenging yourself by including the curves on your first set of doors. Congratulations on both building the piece and the recognition at the festival!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 09-04-2011 05:42 PM

Looked at your previous project posted and this one. I know it is important for fellow woodworkers and artisans to recognize and appreciate your work, but I’m guessing you are your greatest critique. You my friend have a wonderful creative future!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 09-04-2011 10:02 PM

very nice. I love the curves of the piece and can only imagine what it took to get it to look right with the curves of the piece and getting the balance of the look. Some great work there.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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