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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

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, , modern, dovetails, 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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