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This is a small cabinet made of hard maple. The two doors on the left are sliding doors, and the one on the right is hinged. The slats in the door frames are concave, planed with a round bottom plane. They are then tennoned into an oversized mortise in the frame, then secured with a single brad. This allows the gaps between them to change equally as the panels expand and contract.
The hinges are hand made knife hinges with a black patina, and the door pull is hand carved out of Burmese Blackwood. There are six black leather feet, so that this cabinet sits on a desk or mantle without scratching the surface it is on.
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It is finished with a light cut of shellac, and the outside has a wiping of Clapham's beeswax that I find deepens maple really well without yellowing it.
what a lovely piece! Elegant, understated, classic, coherent in all its elements. James K would like it!!
Finished, or raw wood?
The coopering plane is made essentially the same way as any wooden bodied plane, but with a much thicker sole, then use a block plane on the sole to curve it to the profile of the blade you are using.
Nice shelf the slight concave doors look good. Looked at some of your stuff on your website, how did you make those coopering planes so that they are curved on the bottom? I would like to make one but can't think of how to do that.
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