Alright Thomas, doubt no more!

Friends, family and surely some readers have despaired, wondering if I really would ever finish the Lowboy project.  Well, it is complete.  The workshop seems exponentially larger now.  I was going for sort of a “country look” interpretation of an early eighteenth century piece (somewhere in that foggy period between “William and Mary” and “Queen Anne”.  You be the judge.


Here’s a little better view of the curly maple top.  The W&M drops are from Horton Brasses.  And as many of you already know, their service and their products are excellent.


Just a brief word of warning:  If you’re going to work with pigmented BLO, take care not to get the stuff on dry surfaces like drawer sides.  Getting it off could be a real challenge.  I’ve elected to simply refer to it as patina.

Onward and upward.  Stuff to be built.  An interesting work table for Mary and a couple of Windsor chairs for myself should get the New Year off to a good start.

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5 Comments on “Alright Thomas, doubt no more!”

  1. Jack Plane Says:

    There it is! Well done indeed!

    With it’s dark skin, blonde coiffure and hunched shoulders, it has a strangely menacing but attractive appearance about it.


    • D.B. Laney Says:

      That whole cabriole leg thing is pretty anthropomorphic, when all is said and done. Little cloven hoofed creatures playing happily in the forest and all that.
      BTW, Thank you for all the gallery posts you just put up. I’m sure that all of your readers appreciate the effort that you put into your blog and your willingness to share the wealth of your experience. And from one retiree to another, I’m awfully damned jealous of your productivity. Do they offer “masterly” folks some special medication out there in Oz? If so, can you let me know what it is so I can propose its approval in the next round of Medicare negotiations. Good on ye.

      • Jack Plane Says:

        You’ll probably witness scratch marks on the floor where the table has been scurrying around when the lights are out.

        Years – I have received more than a few emails asking if I knew I was flooding peoples’ inboxes. Still, ’tis now done and will hopefully make it easier/more pleasurable for my readers to see the progress of each piece in the one place.

        The most efficacious medication I’ve discovered comes in a bottle marked ‘Tanqueray’. I’ve just secured two cases of the stuff to tide me over until the New Year.


  2. D.B. Laney Says:

    The missus is a great fan of Gordon’s, believing that the Tanqueray “recipe” is simply “shared around” in casks with different names. I’m in that brown whiskey camp which celebrates The McCallan, JW Black and everything that Bushmill’s can distill. I still find it amazing that so many wonderful things can be liquified and corked up in simple glass vessels. Maybe those stories of Genies in bottles is not so far from the truth.

  3. Kelly Parkhurst Says:

    Beautiful work, Dennis!

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