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This was my 3rd ever project and quite a challenge. It is made of Teak(I think), mahogany( I didn't cut down the tree alot was given to me that was probably cut 15 years ago),beech wedges, and birch ply for the back pannels.the upper rear brace and case bottom are hand cut dove tales, the kerf bars are through tennons with wedges, the shelf is dadooed and the panels are held in grooves. It took me about a week to cut all of the joinery by hand. This was also the first time I edge glued a bored. Great project and it is a great show of piece everyone who comes in my shop is instantly drawn to it.

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Very nice project. All that hand work on your third project you must be very ambitious.
 

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well done great project I am glad the wood you stored has worked out well for you.Alistair
 

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thank you. I figure it's better to push yourself and fail then cruise on what you know and succeed I really like a quote I saw hear that says experience is what you get right after you needed it
 

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there not really that nice I became quite skilled at making and matching end grain shims to hide my sloppy chisel and saw work. thank you though.
The hand work is inspired by watching norm abrams for a year and saying that is great but I don't have that tool then seeing David marks with a chisel and band saw. At this time I didn't have a bandsaw. My second project was adorandac chairs and I called my grandfather and told him I wanted to come and use his bandsaw he said come on down. I loaded up my lumber drove 2 hours to get there and him say "I don't have a bandsaw but when they started making those chairs neither did they. I have a scroll saw, a saber saw, a bow saw, and a coping saw if we cant make those curves with those they can't be made" My eyes where slaped open right then
When I decided to build it I wished I had that awsome omnijig (and a router w/ a dove tail bit) but I didn't so along I went the only time I reverted to that wish was when I stabed myself through the finger with a fresh sharp chisel besides that it was a great experience and makes the piece all that more valuable to me. But I have found that in my life I have way more time than money.
 

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So beautiful…great for shop display!
 

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woodworm I have to take your reply as kind jester after seeing your gallery thank you
 
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