Kosso Telephone Cabinet

By ear3 | Created August 8th, 2019 | Published August 8th, 2019 | Updated August 8th, 2019

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This is a dresser/cabinet I made to hold electronics and office supplies, built from Kosso wood, where I wanted to push the envelope on the types of curves I could incorporate into the design. Shaper did all of the curved templates that were then cut on a router table and assembled using traditional and/or Domino aided joinery. The sides and front door panels are bookmatched from resawn Kosso stock.

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4/4 and 8/4 Kosso wood, 1/4 BB ply for templates, drawer bottoms and back, wenge for drawer pulls
Shaper Origin for templates and then most of the rest of the tools in my shop to dress, cut, assemble and finish the wood.
This is a hybrid project where the Shaper Origin complements and enhances more traditional carpentry, with the SO producing all the curved templates. Other than the wood, which is fairly uncommon in the States, the main design inspiration was the form that appears on the doors, where I wanted to approximate a kind of closing aperture by repeating the single, curved foot form. I have written up a detailed thread on the build here for reference: http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/kosso-telephone-table-build/ Some additional info about the Shaper related aspects of the build are documented here: https://community.shapertools.com/t/kosso-wood-telephone-table/2911 I have included both the svg files for all the templates as well as the Fusion 360 file where the bulk of the piece was designed.

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