After spending a little quality time with Ralph Macchio (thanks for that bud), I have made it a little farther.
Locks have been installed in the drawers and fallboard. The fallboard has been scraped and sanded.
I worked on the case, and have it essentially complete. The sides and top were scraped and sanded. The case corners, underneath the quarter column have a little pilaster detail, which took a little time.
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One other case detail was completed. Typically there is an inelegant gap at the corner of the fallboard and the case, necessary due to the room needed to swing the fallboard. White resolved this with a little flourish at the corner that closes the gap, and works nicely with the lamb's tongue above the turned and fluted quarter column. It looks like this:
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Now the only thing left is the finishing touches on the interior. There is still one bank of hidden drawers and a hidden well behind the prospect case. It is all secondary wood as none will be on view.
Here is the frame installed behind the box:
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The drawers for this are down and dirty, but still take a little time. Here is one of them assembled:
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As of now I have two of them assembled, here you see them stuck in their eventual home:
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Lastly, as if there are not enough compartments to put doodads and knicknacks, White installed a well below the bank of drawers. The joints on mine were not really good enough, but the lid does slide back and forth.
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That will do it for the latest update. Maybe more will happen soon, but please be patient with me! I have a couple of other projects that seem to be getting in the way, but so be it. Later, CH