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  1. #1
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    It's been a while ..

    .. since I visited and posted here.

    I am finishing up a chest of drawers, cheekily referred to as the Lingerie Chest (as if my wife is going to fill it!). It has been an interesting build, a long build (some 13 months now), and one more to go. But it is at a stage where others would consider it done. The chest is a modern version of a traditional bombe - curved sides and bowed drawers. 95% done with hand tools.

    The link to the full build is on my website. Just scan down to the Lingerie Chest if you have serious insomnia or are just a mad fool.

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/index.html

    This is the current state of the build ...



    The dovetail shot ...



    and the top ...



    The other piece I built before this, that you may enjoy if you have masochistic tendencies is the copy I made of Hans Wegner's The Chair. The factory built this with copy lathes. I used handtools.

    Look on the same Index for the build.





    Enjoy.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    Articles and reviews at www.inthewoodshop.com

  2. #2
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    Yowsa! With work like that, don't stay away for so long. Really lovely. Both pieces. You are one accomplished dude!
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    Beautiful work. I glanced through your website. Very interesting. I will have to go back and take a detailed look.
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    I'll echo Carols comments, great looking pieces, would love to see some of the build pics. Welcome back!
    Darren

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    thankyou for sharing those beautiful, difficult pieces.
    Human Test Dummy

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    I applaud your talent
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    hey Derek, glad to see you stopping in over here!

    Always enjoy seeing your work. The new chest sure came out nice - lots of perseverance there
    Love thy neighbor, yet pull down not thy hedge.

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    Great to see you drop by, Derek! The chest and chair are both beautiful pieces. You've got some mad skills, sir.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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  9. #9
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    Excellent design and execution, Derek!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
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  10. #10
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    Beautiful pieces. Time well spent. The chair is amazing.
    David

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