Incidental Fermat Projects #5: Kids in the Hall

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Blog entry by vipond33 posted 04-09-2013 03:17 AM 2531 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A trivial piece in a way, an often unseen piece, even by me, one of my favourites.

When the routine sheet goods come in the back door, usually unloaded piece by piece, every grain pattern of every piece is admired or at the very least registered. Once in a while though you pause, gobsmacked. Then it gets tucked off to the side hoping the job won’t need it and later you offhandedly ask to buy just the one, thanks.

One cabinet from 100% of one maple board. maybe a good challenge for LJ someday, shelves and back don’t count. Colour matched anigre trimmed it out – square cut, lapped and beveled.. A fine joint.

The gables are pattern matched! You can never see this when finished, you couldn’t walk back and forth quickly enough and remember well enough to compare even if you managed to notice it in the first place. But in truth there are either two to four faces facing each other (one in drag) or maybe you see Edvard Munch’s scream? Take your pick. A small treat for buddy’s, a small treat for myself.

The base and gallery top are solid wood and more to the pink dark side of things, but things will mellow.

Tough to get a decent shot. here are two. Blum hinges and touch latches.



The great truth is that staying awake during the day makes you a day dreamer, and sometimes a lucky man.

Six doors
80” x 26” x 11”

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 03:26 AM

Gobsmacked is the best way to describe a reaction to this wood.
I love the grain matching and attention to detail

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 03:33 AM

That is one beautiful chest/case! Love the abstract picture too.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 04:50 AM

Methinks I see the three Muses banded together in soliloquy that beget your latest opus… nay, tis their fluid merriment patterned through the years of aged growth that bespeaks of this divine inspiration.

A beautiful piece… Rorschach would have desired this marvelous oeuvre to enhance his study!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 05:11 AM

I suppose that a piece like that would be rejected for many jobs as having too much character and make it easier to shuffle aside…. no?
Well spotted, well shuffled and well used.

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

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 05:38 AM


I look at my old oak cabinet doors when they were actually pattern matched? Seeing in the flow of patterns that nature can provide.

it’s nice when we and our wood muse come together?

Nice tones and patterns in the doors.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 02:49 PM

Wonderful grain that stirs the imagination, excellent matching,
nice edge banding joint detail that is less fragile than a miter and a good and appropriate look.
Wild visual grain that mellows with distance creating a quiet stately presence.
Another elegant work from a master of design and craftsmanship.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 03:00 PM

Wow. What a find.
And to find a way to display it vertically – you da man.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 01:40 AM

Gene- You have a great eye for making the project fit the wood. I don’t see trivial here, I see inspired craftsmanship!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 02:44 AM

Thanks everyone. Nice of you to take the time.

It is crammed full of stuff that I forget is there, in a utility cabinet that blossoms only when I pay attention. Attention is tough as you know, but things do seep in.
Thanks again.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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