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Half scale Bombe Jewelry Box #1: First time Bombe

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Blog entry by KPW posted 02-26-2012 05:26 PM 4572 reads 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some prelim. pics of a 1/2 scale Bombe chest I’m attempting. I’m using the Fine Woodworking plan that’s in the Period Furniture book by Taunton Press. Had to take the 1/6th drawing and have it blown up to 1/2 scale by a local print shop. Cost $8. What a deal ! Made alot of mistakes so I’m glad I’m trying it out as a smaller version before attemting one full scale with expensive Lumber. I’ll post more pics as I go.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.



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stefang

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 07:42 PM

This is a great project to blog Ken. I have some idea what a challenge this design is, so I am looking forward to seeing you progress through this project. Thanks for sharing this challenge with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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KPW

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 08:44 PM

Thanks Mike, You are right about the challenge. I’m using just some construction 2×12 fir because I knew I’d be making a few goofs. Can’t wait to try the ball and claw feet. I’ve never done one before. I’ll be posting some new pics soon. Unfortunately my camera fell off my bench so I’ll have to try my phone cam or maybe my wifes one shot.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 07:36 PM

That’s a very interesting process. I’m eager to see how it turns out.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 07:48 PM

Thanks for sharing this Ken ,a Bombe chest has always been on my bucket list. Some of the techniques look similar to what Charles Neil uses on his Bombe chest. I look forward to your progress .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KPW

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 08:07 PM

No problem Jim. My fun and pleasure. I’ll bet it will take me just as long than if it was full scale. Maybe longer.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 10:32 PM

Hi Ken;

Quite an undertaking. Like Jim, I’ve always had an itch to build one of these.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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KPW

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#7 posted 04-24-2012 01:04 PM

Thanks Lee. It’s been an interesting project. Great learning experience.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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