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Project by Bob Areddy posted 03-27-2014 01:55 AM 3969 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guess what it is! I’ll add clues as needed.

1) Made of cherry, maple, walnut pulls, mahogany shelves, plywood back.
2) Finished with danish oil and shellac.
3) about 43” wide, 7” deep, total height about 8”.

This was a fun project. It’s heavy, and the top portion is removable for cleaning purposes. 80 holes drilled. Top row of holes are 1”, and vertical. Other holes are 3/4, 5/8, and 3/8, slanted at about an 18 degree angle to the right. It was kinda cool spacing them out so they all ended up evenly.

Drawers are cherry and maple fronts made with box joints.

First time EVER using shellac. I see some promise, especially in the low odor area. Also silky smooth, which is nice.

-- --Bob

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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 02:07 AM

Caligraphy, stamping, or general art station. Section for easy access to paper, extra paper storage below, and different sized stamp holders or pens / pencils. Since there aren’t the same number of large to small. I’m also guessing large tubular ink/color items in the back down to colored pencils in the front.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 02:08 AM

A painter’s brush and tube of paint holder with pallettes that pull out depending on tne picture being worked on….or not LOL?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 02:46 AM

First time with Shellac? it’s my goto finish.

nice looking project whatever it is.

I was thinking you have a pen and pencil collection, and you write a lot of cards, and you want to display all the pens and pencils… wild guess. I have no idea… but again nice looking.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 02:59 AM

Scapbooking workstation… holes for punches, pencils scissors and the like, and bins/drawers for paper?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 03:23 AM

I figured out what it is – beautiful! What it’s for – maybe some kind of knitting or embroidery thing. Seems like the 18 degree slanted holes must be significant. Will there be spindles with thread spools in all those holes, feeding one of those embroidery machines that do multiple colors?

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 03:33 AM

That’s the best one of those I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one done so well anywhere else.

I haven’t a clue what it is, but I will say that it’s very well done, whatever it is.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#7 posted 03-27-2014 05:13 AM

Gotta have something to do with handbells.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#8 posted 03-27-2014 06:04 AM

This is a very nice looking fly tying bench top. Or something else, looks well made, great work.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#9 posted 03-27-2014 08:06 AM

Great job on this, not a clue what it is other than really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bob Areddy

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 12:41 PM

CLUE #1: It’s made for a woman.

-- --Bob

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 12:54 PM

Pretty sure I’m wrong, but maybe someone is a makeup artist who needs access to lots of different colors of lipstick, eyebrow pencils, lip-liner, etc.? Regardless, nice workmanship.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 12:56 PM

Nice! Whatever it is! Maybe for cake decorating tips and tools? Cosmetics and the likes?

-- Dennis, WV

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#13 posted 03-27-2014 01:07 PM

This is a really nice (What-ye- call-it ) Beautiful wood, I love the joinery combinations, Beautiful work, Happy Tying and thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 03-27-2014 02:06 PM

So bob…. it is a SECRET…. “Strong enough for a man but made for a woman!!” lol

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#15 posted 03-27-2014 02:43 PM

I will second what CalgaryGeoff said…fly tying .
Looks good .
G Vavra

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