Eighteenth Century Cabinet #9: Summer Break

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 04-20-2021 04:37 AM 668 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First, sorry about segments #7 & #8 being out of order (reversed).

I’ve come to a place that is convenient to take a break. Sailing season is approaching and I have work to do on my boat to be ready. This cabinet will be put on the back burner for now and I’ll do the big front marquetry next winter.

At this point both side panels are glued on, the transitions between them and the carcase veneer are complete, the drawer marquetry is done, and the lower front panel is well underway. What remains is basically the big front marquetry, a Jean Francois Oeben basket of flowers. No more work on the top, it will be marble.

In this one the front panel (work in progress) is just hanging on a couple of veneer nails to give a sneak peak of things to come.

Thanks for looking in!

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

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#1 posted 04-20-2021 05:08 AM


It certainly is looking good! Each time I take a break from a project, I forget where I left off and mess something up. If I could do something as elaborate as your piece, I would certainly mess it up after a break! But you’ll probably just come back more refreshed and doing even better. You’re certainly trying to create patience in your followers.

Happy sailing!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 04-20-2021 05:23 AM

Amazing awesome piece, Paul. Not sure how to achieve that level in one lifetime ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 04-20-2021 12:53 PM

wow – just simply WOW !!

what part of your boat will this be going in ??

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#4 posted 04-20-2021 02:15 PM

You deserve a break Paul! Enjoy the winds and waves … a perfect way to stay safe during these pandemic times!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#5 posted 04-20-2021 04:00 PM

A break?! Where will the dog food go?

Seriously – this is looking fantastic.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 04-20-2021 05:28 PM

You need to take a squeegee and spread some titebond over the top of it all to make sure it lasts until you get back on it. Be sure to wipe off the excess titebond glue with a wet rag. :>)

Other than that, it’s looking very nice.
I wouldn’t even know where to start. It’s going to be another PAUL BEAUTY…

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#7 posted 04-20-2021 08:43 PM

Enjoy your break.


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#8 posted 04-21-2021 12:53 AM

SO! SO!! NICE!!!

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#9 posted 04-21-2021 04:51 PM

Congrats Paul!! Looking forward to see when done!

-- Filip Le Marqueteur

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#10 posted 05-11-2021 02:20 PM

Great build as usual. Hope you are enjoying your sailing, you definitely know how to live. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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