davewyo

Cabriole Thing

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I forgot how beautiful this has turned out. It might be difficult to do but i'd enter that in a judged competition. It'd be interesting to see what a judge would say about a period replica miniature that started iirc because you wanted to try a cabriole leg.

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This is cool that you are almost done.  I have said it before but will say it again,  I think you should submit it to Fine Woodworking magazine for their gallery section, it is worthy.

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52 minutes ago, Chet said:

This is cool that you are almost done.  I have said it before but will say it again,  I think you should submit it to Fine Woodworking magazine for their gallery section, it is worthy.

Agreed, they would be damn hard pressed to not show it.  It's a work of art.

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Dave, I agree with the above arguments for showing the "Thing"! 

And there HAS to be some sort of award for longest-running journal on a project that was actually completed!

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10 hours ago, Chestnut said:

I forgot how beautiful this has turned out. It might be difficult to do but i'd enter that in a judged competition. It'd be interesting to see what a judge would say about a period replica miniature that started iirc because you wanted to try a cabriole leg.

 

9 hours ago, Chet said:

This is cool that you are almost done.  I have said it before but will say it again,  I think you should submit it to Fine Woodworking magazine for their gallery section, it is worthy.

 

41 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Dave, I agree with the above arguments for showing the "Thing"! 

And there HAS to be some sort of award for longest-running journal on a project that was actually completed!

Thanks guys, but I doubt I'll submit it for anything. It's just not in me.

Plus, it's not finished yet!^_^

 

 

7 hours ago, RichardA said:

Dairy Queen.

Ha, Ha! I hadn't seen that before, but now it's all I CAN see!

I like my soft ice-cream dipped in chocolate. Mmmmmmm...Chocolate.

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19 minutes ago, davewyo said:

 

 

Thanks guys, but I doubt I'll submit it for anything. It's just not in me.

Plus, it's not finished yet!^_^

 

 

Ha, Ha! I hadn't seen that before, but now it's all I CAN see!

I like my soft ice-cream dipped in chocolate. Mmmmmmm...Chocolate.

Sorry Dave, but it's what I saw.

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1 hour ago, RichardA said:

Sorry Dave, but it's what I saw.

No worries, Richard. I see it too! It makes me want to go out and get a cone....

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8 hours ago, RichardA said:

I had a thing for the butterscotch dip.

I hard a really good butterscotch shake the other day. The place took a piece of butterscotch pie and blended it in with ice cream and a dash of milk.

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Absolutely beautiful Dave.  Have you sent a pic or 5 to FWW?  I think, they'd love to show that.

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This is amazing. Interesting about the SOSS hinges. Never tried them but i thought i heard good things about them.

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34 minutes ago, RichardA said:

Absolutely beautiful Dave.  Have you sent a pic or 5 to FWW?  I think, they'd love to show that.

Thanks, Richard.

No, I haven't. I'm not interested in doing that at all.

14 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

This is amazing. Interesting about the SOSS hinges. Never tried them but i thought i heard good things about them.

Thanks, Nut.

I'm not sure about their larger versions but the smallest ones (which I used) are complete crap. They have way too much slop in the rivets  so that the door doesn't close the same way each time you open and close it. Trying to get a half-way decent reveal on the gaps I designed around each door is impossible. If I open them up I can lift the door 1/8" without the slightest effort. The hinges just don't have any precision to them.

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2 hours ago, RichardA said:

Have you sent a pic or 5 to FWW?  I think, they'd love to show that.

I too had always thought you should do this.

This just came out so nice, I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already here.  Do you have any thoughts on another project that involves the carving aspect?

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1 hour ago, Chet said:

I too had always thought you should do this.

This just came out so nice, I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already here.  Do you have any thoughts on another project that involves the carving aspect?

That is an excellent question, Chet. I don't have anything specific in mind at the moment, but I'm searching for a piece that would look good with some carving. I really, really enjoy the carving process. It is meditative in nature, requires less precision that I thought it might, and is very rewarding when it's finished. I have a bunch of gouges after this project and I would like to put them to good use over and over again.

One of the things I'm thinking about carving is a small wall shelf for cookbooks which could go beside the cabinets in our kitchen. Another is a few of those Kleenex box holders that are carved and pierced. I know that those don't sound all that grandiose but I'm in a position right now where I only should make stuff we truly need. I know, Kleenex box holders are not really a necessity but making stuff sort of is a therapeutic need for me. It keeps me from going nuts!:)

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50 minutes ago, davewyo said:

That is an excellent question, Chet. I don't have anything specific in mind at the moment, but I'm searching for a piece that would look good with some carving. I really, really enjoy the carving process. It is meditative in nature, requires less precision that I thought it might, and is very rewarding when it's finished. I have a bunch of gouges after this project and I would like to put them to good use over and over again.

One of the things I'm thinking about carving is a small wall shelf for cookbooks which could go beside the cabinets in our kitchen. Another is a few of those Kleenex box holders that are carved and pierced. I know that those don't sound all that grandiose but I'm in a position right now where I only should make stuff we truly need. I know, Kleenex box holders are not really a necessity but making stuff sort of is a therapeutic need for me. It keeps me from going nuts!:)

I thought we were nuts for doing this.

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28 minutes ago, RichardA said:

I thought we were nuts for doing this.

I take exception to that comment. Just ask my therapist, I’m not nuts, he says a little crazy with a touch of OCD, and my anger management coach agrees, so take that back or I’ll come down there and show you who’s nuts:P

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Beautiful Dave, thanks for taking us along it was a great ride. Care to share some pictures of the hidden drawer? 

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42 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

I take exception to that comment. Just ask my therapist, I’m not nuts, he says a little crazy with a touch of OCD, and my anger management coach agrees, so take that back or I’ll come down there and show you who’s nuts:P

Bring it... come on, I double dog dare you.   We're only getting 1 to 3" of snow, that shouldn't keep huddled up in Iowa.   Cluck!   I'll grab you by that hairy face, and wrap you around one of Spanky's rainbow poplar logs.   There!

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2 hours ago, treeslayer said:

Beautiful Dave, thanks for taking us along it was a great ride. Care to share some pictures of the hidden drawer? 

Thanks, Dave!

So...In the middle cubbyhole there's the button you push.

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On the back it looks like this.

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When you push up on the button on the cubby the drawer pops out the back.

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A picture and quirky explanation of how the mechanism is assembled is on page 19 of this journal(near the bottom of the page)

Here is a link to a 9 second video on Imjur of the drawer in action.

https://i.imgur.com/CSHL8Q6.mp4

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The back bottom of the drawer has a small brass plate attached for the lever to engage so as not to chew up the wood.

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The back of the drawer compartment has two springs.

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So...the latch mechanism is spring loaded, the drawer itself is spring loaded, and the release button is spring loaded as well.

It is situated like this :

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Thanks Dave, consider that idea stolen, I love secret doors and compartments and have installed a few but none that cool. 

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