Quarter Size Cherry Quilt Chests #9: Clearwater Gallery VIDEO Tour

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Blog entry by David posted 07-02-2007 07:06 PM 3082 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Absolutely last entry on this series – I promise!

When I dropped my quilt chests off at The Clearwater Gallery I thought I should share some woodwork that was on display. I have admired the wood turings of a Sisters local woodworker, Bob Bousquet. I have yet to meet Bob – perhaps someday I will get a chance to interview him for LumberJocks. Better yet try to get him to join! Anyway, I took some video and photos of his work that was on display. Thought you would all enjoy a quick video tour of the gallery. This was quite spontaneous so not the best quality and content.

As you all can imagine, it was pretty exciting for an ameteur woodworker to get a chance to put some work on display!

The Clearwater Gallery recently suffered a roof fire. The owners, Dan and Julia Rickards, plan on returning to the gallery by August. In the mean time they have relocated just down the street. The photos and video tour below are from thier temporary location.

The video is at the bottom of the blog entry. The photo of Bob Bousquet at his lathe is courtesy of Clearwater Gallery.

One of my chests in the gallery.

The matching chest on display.

The front of a small tag I made describing the chests.

The back of the tag with a link to LumberJocks!

A beautiful bowl turned by Bob Bousquet from a Rhododendron Burl

A photo of Bob at his lathe.

A quick video tour of The Clearwater Gallery and a peek of the Middle & North Sisters. Enjoy!


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#1 posted 07-02-2007 09:09 PM

Wonderful video David. Your welcome to have as many more of these in this blog as you desire.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-02-2007 09:20 PM

Hey David:

That must feel good getting it on the floor. I can see your makers-mark…very cool.

Is this your first chest with the mark?? or have all had the Pruett signature???

I got a feeling that before this blog ends you’ll have an interview with Bob the Turner. Amazing how something that appears so fragile can be created!!!

I like the video….........your editing techniques are beginning to rival Speilberg….Your always pushing and I admire that.


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#3 posted 07-02-2007 09:29 PM

Very nice David.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 07-02-2007 09:31 PM

Great series and nice video end with the chest on display. Getting to be a pretty polished little demonstration of skill and talent there, Davy Boy!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 09:34 PM

great video and work

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#6 posted 07-03-2007 01:16 AM

David, it’s always nice to complete a project – especially one as nice as this. However, I suppose this has occupied your thoughts for so long that it might be kind of sad to see these chests gone.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 07-03-2007 02:02 AM


-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 07-03-2007 06:24 AM

Thanks guys – I appreciate you all putting up with a rather long winded blog series. Sometimes it is just too much fun . . .

Don – I understand what you mean. The chests were a lot of fun to build. It was a bit of a relief to deliver the chests to thier new home. I am going to build some more, however, it is time to work on something else for awhile!


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#9 posted 07-03-2007 06:48 AM

The longer the better for us!

What’s coming up next?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 07-03-2007 06:59 AM

Dorje -

Funny you should ask – I was just talking with Wayne via PM about what to do next. I am sure we have all experienced having many thoughts and ideas running thru our minds and trying to decied what to do . . .

Since you asked . . . here is what I have been thinking about. What’s next? Well, first off, I found some neat brass post screws at a hardware store in Sisters, so I am thinking about building a set of Fibonacci Gauges out of scrap cherry. I also really need to build some shop furniture (a cabinet and an assembly table). I just got a request from my better half, Beth, to build some locking storage cabinets for our Sisters home. Too many ideas and not enough time!


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#11 posted 07-03-2007 07:06 AM

I realize I could google it, but what’s a Fibonacci Gauge?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 07-03-2007 07:27 AM

Dorje -

It is a proportional divider gauge that uses the Golden Mean or Divine Dimmension. I have always been fascinated by this principle. I also like codes and ciphers, so when the Da Vinci Code was published my interest was renewed. There is an article in Wood Magazine an number of months ago with plans. You can also check out this link to see a plan.

The Fibonacci gauge is used for laying out the Golden Mean ratio of 1:1.618

Or the link to this YouTube Video from Wood Magazine.

Best Regards,


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#13 posted 07-03-2007 09:07 AM

Aha! Thanks for the enlightenment! Looks like it will be a useful tool!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 07-03-2007 12:30 PM

keep them coming.

I don’t think there is any such thing as “long winded” here at LJ—-just more and more inspiration and knowledge.

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#15 posted 07-04-2007 01:17 AM

Thanks for the link to the golden section gauge David!

-- John

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