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post #141 of 160 Old 12-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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Finally got the lacquer done... Hope she likes it!

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...

I've read this whole thread twice, stared at each picture for a few minutes apiece and I'm just in awe at how talented you are.

As a noobie woodworker, I really appreciate the time you took to thoroughly document the process, taking pics along the way. It's very helpful for me, as I can see how each piece fits together, etc.

I've done pictorials before and know how tedious it can be. Especially when you've got wood glue (or worse, PL adhesive) on your hands, shirt and tools.

I'd be honored to have that dresser in my home and I know your son will really appreciate it too. The real joy will come when one day you show him how to use your tools and watch him build something. My son is 2 and has already figured out how a Phillips screwdriver fits into the screw. Still working on turning in one direction at time though. LOL!

BEAUTIFUL dresser. FIRST CLASS work. Thanks again for sharing with us!

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Very very nice!!
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post #143 of 160 Old 12-06-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I'm amazed by all the comments and compliments. I appreciate y'all looking in and I'm really happy to say the mrs is quite pleased with it!... Now on to building the bed!

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
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post #144 of 160 Old 12-07-2011, 12:08 AM
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I have to agree with all the rest Tom. Just an awesome build. Can't wait to see the matching pieces. Totally cool man.
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Wow that is awesome. I saw some pica at the beginning and thought it was great but now finished its even better.
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Excellent work! I don't think that would fit in our baby room, but it sure looks nice. That top turned out amazing. (Well, the whole thing did but I really dig the top.)
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Amazing talent you have there!
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Amazing talent you have there!
Thanks!

The matching Bed build thread is floating around somewhere here. I'll get back to it sooner or later.
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Beautiful build! Do you happen to have the woodworking plans for this piece?
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Great looking dresser Tom. I am curious. There was a pic with clamps attached, before you routed the grooves for the side panels. Was that a dry fit? I mean, you didn't rout it after it was assembled did you?

Also, one picture of the drawer face looks to be MDF. Was that just a sacrificial R&D piece?

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Beautiful build! Do you happen to have the woodworking plans for this piece?
I believe I read in this thread there were no plans. Yeah he's THAT GOOD. He just started out and let the wind blow him wherever it took him with this. I do this for all my work as well but I've never build anything like this.
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Beautiful build! Do you happen to have the woodworking plans for this piece?
No, sorry. No plans for it. When I apprenticed plans were not something seen in the shop - the everyday things were just built and if it were going to be a bit out of the norm then it was just rough sketched on a scrap board or bench & built.

Subsequently, I've never worked with plans.

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Great looking dresser Tom. I am curious. There was a pic with clamps attached, before you routed the grooves for the side panels. Was that a dry fit? I mean, you didn't rout it after it was assembled did you?

Also, one picture of the drawer face looks to be MDF. Was that just a sacrificial R&D piece?
I'm not sure which picture with the clamp you are asking about it, I did a quick scroll through I didn't see it. As for the MDF, yes I wanted to get an idea of how that profile would look prior to continuing.


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I believe I read in this thread there were no plans. Yeah he's THAT GOOD. He just started out and let the wind blow him wherever it took him with this. I do this for all my work as well but I've never build anything like this.
Thank you for the compliment, I really have no experience working from plans - I tried to follow them I'd probably screw things all up!
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No Plans

I don't work from plans either. At least not with the furniture I build and design myself. I've tried to explain to others about how the creative process works for me and it might be similar for you: Start with an idea in my head, then I might sketch something rough on a scrap of wood, I might make a full sized layout on some plywood to avoid mistakes. But with the development of an idea, mistakes are part of the process.

The fact that this thread has such a following gives credit to you for being able to explain it well. I think I may have stated at one point that "you don't need no stinking plans", which may have not been the most tactful approach.

I have this piece that I built a few years ago which has some similarities (mainly the curves) to your project but is still quite a bit different. It started with an idea in my head and I built it without plans.

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It's interesting to me how we all have a different creative process. I start with an idea in my head....go to cad and design it all out. Cut each part as shown in cad, and then assemble. I rarely test fit anything till it's all cut.....it works great for me, probably not for others.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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It's interesting to me how we all have a different creative process. I start with an idea in my head....go to cad and design it all out. Cut each part as shown in cad, and then assemble. I rarely test fit anything till it's all cut.....it works great for me, probably not for others.
You are obviously better with CAD than I am. I use Sketchup mainly for conceptualizing and have not the mastery of the program to produce working drawings.

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That's funny, because for the life of me I can't get sketchup to work for what I want it to do.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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It's interesting to me how we all have a different creative process. I start with an idea in my head....go to cad and design it all out. Cut each part as shown in cad, and then assemble. I rarely test fit anything till it's all cut.....it works great for me, probably not for others.
What cad program do you use?
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Beautiful dresser, your son should enjoy it for years and years to come.
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Bret, that's one beautiful piece there! Very, very handsome.

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