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And the craftsman, master carpenter that made this over two hundred years ago, did so with hand tools alone…...Click below....

http://www.youtube.com/embed/MKikHxKeodA?rel=0

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I would like to believe that a team of extraordinarily gifted craftsman built that. If I had started young enough, as an apprentice, to learn to do the various jobs required to complete that piece, I would probably just now be completing it while in my mid 60s. Like Jerry said, very humbling.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I would like to believe that a team of extraordinarily gifted craftsman built that. If I had started young enough, as an apprentice, to learn to do the various jobs required to complete that piece, I would probably just now be completing it while in my mid 60s. Like Jerry said, very humbling.

I agree, Charles.

But to be able to conceive, and build, the total piece shows great talent.

http://pinterest.com/barbyjo4/roentgen-furniture/

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Case by David Roentgen, furniture worker; François Rémond, metalworker; clock movement by Peter Kinzing, instrument maker German, Neuwied, 1786 Oak veneered with maple; gilt bronze mounts; enameled metal; glass; blued steel
A whole team must have worked for many months to achieve perfection.


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That had to take years to accomplish this, I couldn't imagine sitting at a table and just thinking about how each draw would open, each turn of the key could flawlessly preform it's task over and over for so many years. mind blowing
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I have seen another video of the same maker. Really awesome. I know I couldn't even come close. Great find Harry.

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Amazing! It looks to me like it would have taken years just to design and integrate the mechanics.

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Awsome!!! Just remember to stand back when you turn the key or get bonked. Harry, Thanks for sharing. James, thanks for the additional info and link.

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