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Retro Walnut Record Player Consule

comments (2) December 6th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

cooter_slackjaw cooter_slackjaw, member
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This is one of my first major woodworking projects, I have been woodworking for 18 months, having no previous experience with any woodworking tools.  When I became unemployed in 2009, I enrolled in the Cape Fear College wooden Boat building course in Wimington, NC to learn some woodworking skills.  I have absolutely loved learning the tools and techniques furniture makers use.  

The unit I made has a walnut exterior with baltic birch plywood interior and back.  I came up with a jig that I could place across the doors that consisted of two rails that were cut to a pleasing curve.  I then ran a router with a guide and a flush cutting bit down the rail to cut the curves in the door, once one curve was cut, I simply flipped the router jig and ran the router the opposite direction which created the wave effect on the doors.  I cut half blind dovetails at on the ends of the unit, top and bottom.  The top has a soft closing lid and I purchased some retro chrome legs online.  This was an awesome learning experience, would love to have some of you gurus comment on the piece.  Thanks!! Robin

www.robincooksley.com


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, dovetails, modern, , walnut, jig, sideboard, record player, consule


Comments (2)

billybobg billybobg writes: A very good looking and unique design that is well executed.
Posted: 2:30 pm on August 10th

mokusakusensei mokusakusensei writes: Having taught woodworking for 31 years, I would say that you show more than a little promise in the field. I like the textures that you have created. It seems to me that you have a great future in furniture design and building.
Posted: 11:17 am on December 7th

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