the cabinet #1: Alchemist's Cabinet

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Blog entry by scottkent posted 02-18-2021 07:43 PM 391 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started this project a long time ago.
I cut up a load of ash, by hand as I don’t have a saw table.

The wood wasn’t totally dry so I had a few problems but finally got the draws to stop sticking. I made the handles from some copper rod and used rokusho patina [dark red]. The gold leaf isn’t real gold.

I carved a top in a sort of Tibetan style..
The trim is ‘figured’ [half rotten] oak

and added a pair of solid single leaf doors.

...with some fancy inlay. [Sol and Luna]

Now I’ve started on the stand with two carved legs and a couple of dragon claw feet. far it’s been about 18 months [because I work during the week as a gardener.]

I’ll post more when I’m finished.


-- making stuff from trees

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 12:24 AM

very impressive. especially since you’re using hand tools

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 02-23-2021 04:48 PM

Thanks, Jim. I like having a quiet workshop even if everything takes longer. It’s quite a different ‘look’, too.

-- making stuff from trees

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