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    The combination of the curves and the stairstep top speaks Art Deco to me. I'd continue to refine the design in that direction. When I saw your sketch here's the first thing I thought of (below)


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    It's a tobacco tabernacle.

    *sweet*

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    I think I'm done until the need arises for a "feature".
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    "tobacco tabernacle" that's funny!
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    Well, the need for a "feature" has arisen. It came about because I suddenly realized that I'm old. Who knew?? And getting this from my shop to, well, anywhere else will be a real chore - actually impossible with out help. (SWMBO is 4-11 and 90 pounds, so that's not gonna work). So it needs to be modular. The interior spanish cedar drawer units need to be removable, as does the maple cabinet structure. The base I can move as well as the broke down components. So it looks like screws are going to be the method to hold it all together, with removable backs for easy access.
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    Are the upper tiered cabinets all one piece - unsupported along the bottom?

    If a back panel is tacked on, it will be easier to handle.

    If the table base and cabs are attached, a two wheel hand truck might be a safer way to move the works.

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    This piece is coming along great Bill.

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    Well, the need for a "feature" has arisen. It came about because I suddenly realized that I'm old. Who knew??
    That can't be right. If you're old that would mean that I'm ol . . . ol . . . oh, I get it.

    Seriously though. My designs for my own home have morphed to include "how the heck am I gonna get this in there?" factors. Modularity works for me and is easily hid behind frame or trim work, inserts, drawer compartments, etc. Considerations for others have included shipping restraints/conveniences, turns on the stairs at the target destination, and so forth. Keep percolating. It will come.
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    Glenn - sorry to bring up the age thing - you're still young, but you'll grow out of it. And yes, with the exception of the current humidor, my projects will be getting smaller. One of the reasons I didn't pop for a large 2k jointer. My bench top limits me to 4' or so. Kinda like a governor on a truck.

    Jim - It'll be in 3 sections. The base with a top on it. The upper cabinet with a false bottom and removable back panels. And the spanish cedar inserts. At least that's the plan. But I never forget Sun Tzu's warning that your plan never survives the first encounter with the enemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    At least that's the plan. But I never forget Sun Tzu's warning that your plan never survives the first encounter with the enemy.
    My enemy is Gravity.
    I'm still waiting on my jetpack.

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    All writers of fiction will at some point find themselves abandoning a piece of work - or find themselves putting it aside, as we gently say.
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    Martin Amis


    I suppose we all have encounter a project whose inertia we struggle to overcome. Well, this is the first one for me. The idea started with the walnut fliches I used for the main doors; wood that I had been saving for several years. They were always meant to be used for doors to something - I just didn't know to what. Then the idea of a large, fancy humidor grew after lazily looking at pictures of Krenov cabinets and in my haste I thought: why not? I think I might have even said it out loud, a statement that once uttered invites chaos into my life. And I've uttered it way too many times, but evidently not enough to have learned anything. So it goes....

    So I will "put it aside" and see what happens. The good news is I've learned to use sketchup from this project, something I've struggled with in the past but now feel comfortable using, and I developed a few new ways of doing things that will prove valuable in the future. And putting it on the shelf will open much needed space in the shop.

    The bad news is that it will always be a bit of unfinished business for me - it will pop up and nag at me in moments of quiet refection. After 37 years of sobriety I've gotten pretty good at letting go of the refuse that floats unbidden into my life, but this, being wholly self inflicted, will be a bit of a challenge.

    But hey, at least the decision is made, and truth (of some sort) has won the day. And as Lt. Drebin says "Truth hurts. Not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a missing seat, but it hurts". Think I'll go for a bike ride.....

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