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I wouldn't call those pieces "stuff". They look like very fine craftsmanship. Where did you get those fancy pulls?








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Very beautiful pieces! You must have a thing for queen anne style.
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Whoa, those are highly elegant pieces. You can't just show us those photos and nothing else though. Lets see some more photos of these. I want to see the insides and tell us what you used to finish them please.
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Thanks for the positive comments. I can't remember where I got the pulls, maybe woodcraft Supply. The drawers are hand dovetails, sure takes alot of time. Finish is Minii wax stain and polyurithane. Nothing special there.

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Minwax stain and poly? You got that grain to JUMP pretty good with minwax stain and poly. Did you hand carve the top thingy...pediment? finial? or is that CNC? Hard to see in the pics but it sure looks crisp. How long does one put into a piece like that? I'd be intimidated as all get out to even try let alone make 3 pieces like that. (Not including the chair which is cool in its own right). Those must be pretty special plates to have a home like that.
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Minwax stain and poly? You got that grain to JUMP pretty good with minwax stain and poly. Did you hand carve the top thingy...pediment? finial? or is that CNC? Hard to see in the pics but it sure looks crisp. How long does one put into a piece like that? I'd be intimidated as all get out to even try let alone make 3 pieces like that. (Not including the chair which is cool in its own right). Those must be pretty special plates to have a home like that.
Ditto on the carvings. They look very professional. Your style is very "era" representative. From one of your other posts, like the clock, could you give some idea of the wood and joinery used?






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Those are beautiful. You sure have some fine skills!
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pediment

Its realy not that hard to do. Turn it on the lathe. The torch part is made by carving a V notch around the turning. I lay out the notch with a piece of tape. I like to carve, that is one reason I make this kind of thing. It kept me out of the bars for years! To get the finish, I pick out the pretty and nice wood I have the the drawer fronts and parts that show the most. I get the wood from N.w PA. where I am from. The grandfather clocks are walnut, mantle clock is worny chestnut. Not special joints, basic 3 boxes with mouldings attached. M ortis and tendons and dovetails.
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yikes! gorgeous work, congratulations. I love the queen ann style
furniture. The chair is awesome. ...going back to study the carvings.
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Just a question about how you did that curved moulding at the top (the picture below). It came out very well. What were your steps and what did you use to create the profile? Looking at the round carved ends, they look like they are slotted for a fit, how did you do those? Did you also slot the curved moulding to fit the cabinet, and if so, how did you do that? Also, if you would describe how you measured and fitted the miter for the moulding from the curve to return on the sides.

There are many ways to do those and your method might be a way for getting a good fit that you did. Explaining this kind of woodwork is very beneficial to those wanting to build furniture.
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Johnray, those are really beautiful pieces.
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1st I make a paper pattern for 1 side. Then transfer it to 1/8 plywood like with a mirror image so both sides are the same. Trace on main piece and cut out. Trace and cut out the pieces of molding, they are a 2 piece build up. Make them a little long than what is needed. Router them, then glue up. Miter the side ones and nail glue on sides. Make the round "buttons" on the lathe and carve the petals and glue on. The curved molding I just keep triming away till they fit. Some times Icarve the big 1/2 round part with gouges and sand it with paper around a round turning. A big shaper would be alot easier but I can't afford one. Hope this makes sence and thanks for the nice compliments. I rounded end of the molding I rough cut on my band saw, ten just kind of carve it back vtill it fits nice. It takes awhile but I am doing for fun.
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