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Thread: Antique Transforming Desk...this is amazing!

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    Antique Transforming Desk...this is amazing!

    Antique Transforming Desk

    If you are mechanically inclined, this will fascinate you! This is such a lovely piece of craftsmanship. And to think the guy that made this over two hundred years ago did it with hand tools alone....


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    Amazing, one giant puzzle. Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing. Wonder how long it took him to make that.

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    That is amazing. Does anyone today have the patience to plan and make one today?

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    Forget patience, is there a plans or directions to make another.
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    Amazing!!! The person (or persons) who made this had talent beyond compare!!
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    Boggles my mind to think of someone being that clever. Must have taken ages to complete, and what a work of art!! Thanks for sharing.

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    What a beautiful desk and talk about workmanship, just fantastic...
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    Really neat, just hope they never lose the keys.
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    Truly amazing!! Thanks for sharing

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    Imagine how much fabric and/or tools we could hide! (and probably never find again - lol) Thanks for sharing

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    oh thank you Ditter, my dad would have loved seeing that! He was really into antiques and any moving gagets, thanks so much for sharing!
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    Just one word WOW!

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    Not only is the whole mechanism system and hidden drawers complex amazing, the piece itself is beautiful! Sometimes we get so smug thinking that we're so advanced and smart, we need to remember that there have always been talented and brilliant humans.

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    I would never find a thing again in that. It's beautiful!
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    I can hardly believe the craftsmanship that went into that. My Dad is a woodcarver and has done some inlay, so I know the detail that is involved (somewhat) Really a great video. Thanx Ditter

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    Makes you wonder what other items were created - this is beautiful. Thanks Ditter for sharing.
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    I had to watch this twice , it is so amazing. If I had this I could play with it all day long. In fact maybe I can just watch it all afternoon.

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    Thanks for sharing that was amazing

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    That is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. Every time they opened a new secret compartment all I could think was WOW I have 1 drawer in my desk and can never find anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaha View Post
    oh thank you Ditter, my dad would have loved seeing that! He was really into antiques and any moving gagets, thanks so much for sharing!
    Mine, too!!! Thanks Ditter!! so amazing...
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    Wow! Hard to believe all that is in one piece of beautiful furniture.

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    Ditter...where do you find all of this amazing stuff? Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Simply amazing.

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    I am glad it is in a museum so many others can see all that beauty.

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