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    Curly Cherry Shaker Cabinet

    It has been forever since I've posted anything here and the reason is simple: it's been forever since I've been able to get into the wood shop. Well, I finally got back in and was able to utilize some figured cherry I had in order to make this Enfield Shaker Cabinet. This is my interpretation anyway. A simplified version if you will. Is it even possible to simplify a Shaker design?

    The sides are joined to the top using hand cut dovetails. I opted to keep the line because I like the look. The original has molding which I was planning to do as well, but I opted to leave the end grain exposed for a different look. Also, unlike the original, I chose to use a concealed door hinge that I mortised into the door. This is a pretty cool idea that I got from FWW and it was pretty simple to do. I installed some leather bumpers on the top and bottom of the case to give the door a nice soft feel when it closes. I chamfered the edges of the back panel to give a bit of a shadow line. Other than that, there's really nothing to this project. The finish is BLO followed by a few coats of pre-cat lacquer.

    My son was a huge help on this project, so that made it all the more enjoyable. He even signed the piece after we were done. I put some pictures of that and more of this project at my personal site.

    Anyway, enjoy. I hope it inspires as much as your work inspires me to keep pressing on.

    Jason
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    WOW!!! That is awesome Jason. Really love the detail in that piece.
    Darren

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    The Jasonator strikes again! Gorgeous work, man. You have a knack for making simple things look very elegant. Fine woodworking indeed.

    Good to see you were able to get back in the shop, and extra glad to see you drop in here. Don't be a stranger.

    BTW, feel free to put the URL for your personal site in your signature line. It's allowed here (encouraged, even).
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    Thanks for the kind words. And Vaughn, thanks for the welcome back. It's good to get back in the groove again.

    Jason

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    Jason,

    That is a beautiful cabinet. Love figured Cherry. How did you finish the piece?

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Jason, for once could you make something that kind of sucks and show us

    Your work is always so nice to see, I really appreciate you taking the time to give us a peek.

    About your son helping you, that must really make the whole thing that much better, but I have to ask, how old is he.........? As the avatar you use, makes me think your son must be still in diapers, or are you as well preserved as your work is simply beautiful to see?

    I love the dovetailed corners and the line, looks great, and show us the concealed hinge, if you can.

    Stu
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    very nice jason! i really like the spinner.
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    welcome back jason

    and you came back in style as always very nice cabinet,, how do you like spraying precat??? is it any tougher than regular lacq.? i too would like to see your hidden hinge.. once again very nice wood and workmanship thats why you were in the fww mag..
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    Another Tuinstra masterpiece. Looks great. Even better that your son was involved. Beautiful and simple, another wonderful Shaker piece.

    Stephan

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    Jason - that is one great looking cabinet! Well done!!
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