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    Post a pic of your favorite WW project

    What is your most rewarding wood working project (not shop improvement, that is another thread)? Or one that you want to be remembered for? Or one that you simply can't live without? Pick just one and post just one or two photos.

    I'll start: This is tough as I have several to choose from, but I am going to pick my first substantial project, my computer hutch from about 17 years ago. To date still my most technical project with dovetail drawers, raised panels, a Formica topped pull-out desk top. It was paralleled with my router table build needed to do all of the raised panels in the project. It doesn't get used for my computer anymore as I now use a laptop on my kitchen table. But it still houses our printer. At the time you guys thought I was crazy to take on such a complicated project as a first one, but that just served as a challenge.

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    This cherry breakfront china cabinet I made for my wife is the best I've done so far. It was scaled from pictures of a Thomasville piece that we both loved and I also got to purchase a new lathe to make to the turnings!

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    I'll play. Mine would be the first attempt I made at building chairs. Kinda of a cross between Arts and Crafts, and Macintosh.

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    Never seen a better one ! Good design ,work ,and color. I like that it doesn’t stick way out into the room , is it secured to wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dilyard View Post
    This cherry breakfront china cabinet I made for my wife is the best I've done so far. It was scaled from pictures of a Thomasville piece that we both loved and I also got to purchase a new lathe to make to the turnings!
    Fantastic work Rod! Congrats. Quite a detailed piece.
    Brian

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    Lately this

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    I made two of these, very fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dilyard View Post
    This cherry breakfront china cabinet I made for my wife is the best I've done so far. It was scaled from pictures of a Thomasville piece that we both loved and I also got to purchase a new lathe to make to the turnings!
    Love the detail work, very nice.

    Tony
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    Turned bowl with carved handles and feet. Went for the organic look. Probably took 100 hours or so. Bradford Pear. Carved with both hand and rotary carving tools.

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    The initial turning before significant carving:

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    I have several favorite projects, but I think this one that I made for my wife tops the list.
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    The curly cherry came from a fire place mantel that my neighbor removed from his house. I helped him get it out and he was going to cut it up for fire wood. He gave me several large pieces. The drawer sides, dividers and drawer rails are curly cherry. The curly maple came from a local hardwood supplier that lets me pick out the curly pieces.
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    Yes ! that is nice ! Good grain and color . “High Rise” build with strong base. Like the use of thin material .

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    Tough decision for me but I'm going to go with my largest and most time consuming project. I built this 13 foot wide entertainment center many years ago when projection TVs and large centers like this were popular. It's red oak with some mahogany (salvaged from an old Chris Craft boat I had) and carved accents. An 80 inch LED screen currently fills the opening (not the one in this picture). The house I lived in at the time had a fireplace and I also made a matching mantel.
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    Great thread and great work from all!

    I'll have to go with a jewelry box I made for my mum 3 years ago, and its near identical twin built in parallel and finished last winter for my (now) finance. And please pardon the bit of a cheat, just couldn't put one in front of the other


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    Tony, Good to see that again, and the abstract lady faces in middle pic, wildest grain of all time!

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    Great work on this thread. All deserving the Hall of Fame…

    This is perhaps my favorite piece so far. A lot of time, a lot of practice, and a lot of fun to build.

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    Phil, that is gorgeous! I agree with you that, so far, all these pieces are outstanding. Some really talented people out there.

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