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Big Al26/02/2013 08:57:21
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At long last I have finished the first one of three. I started these lowboy's about 5 month's ago and they were intended to be Christmas' present's.

I cant take any credit for the carved leg's as I acquired them from a company that I used to work for.The leg's needed a lot of work to get them up to scratch.

I used sapele throughout and stained it to boost the colour. I used the plan's from the new yankee workshop and finished the lowboy with danish oil.

Al

Simon Reeves26/02/2013 12:54:02
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Great job Al - heirloom pieces for sure. Good choice of timber as well, not too expensive, and perfect for a job like this. Super finish too - it's all too easy to spoil a piece with a poor finish, but this looks great. Look forward to seing the others (this Christmas? smiley)

Simon

Wolfie26/02/2013 15:34:47
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Tremendous job Al, well done! I watched with envy as Norrm did his. I would never be able to do the carving bit at the front.

As Simon said it is indeed an heirloom. Congratulations on a truly wonderful piece.

cheers. Ian

Big Al26/02/2013 15:58:50
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Thank's guy's, Ian, I did try to do the carving as he showed, and failed badly, so in the end I printed a bit of clipart art of a rising sun, taped it to the drawer front and routed it using an engraving bit.

Al

Derek Lane26/02/2013 18:44:02
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Al that is one very nice piece of furniture and as said before certainly a heirloom piece. Carving is not as bad as people think as long as basic rules are followed. If I can do simple carving jobs then anyone can.

Ron Davis26/02/2013 19:29:59
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Looks great Al.

When you said Christmas present did you specify the year?

Ron

Oddjob27/02/2013 16:49:45
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As Simon said - definitely heirloom pieces. Excellent work.

Richard

Eugene Anderson01/03/2013 21:11:07
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Made a miniature one some time ago so I know the problems involved, lucky to get the cabriole legs ready made to fit the job.

Andy

Big Al02/03/2013 17:47:50
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Thanks for all your comment's, I have just finished the 2nd one, here it is.

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Al

Bruce Rauncar06/03/2013 20:27:57
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Very fine looking pieces of furnitures! Great choice of wood as well as the metal ware. The finish is amazing. Impressive work!

Big Al07/03/2013 17:27:58
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Yipee the last one is now finished, here it is.

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I am very happy with the result's, but I wouldn't make 3 of the same unit's at the same time again.

Al

Wolfie07/03/2013 18:37:23
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Well done Al, an epic project which has given you a beautiful set of lowboys.I'm sure that those who receive them will be ddelighted cheers. Ian

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