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Half scale Bombe Jewelry Box #2: Progress on the case

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Blog entry by KPW posted 02-27-2012 08:00 PM 1356 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: First time Bombe Part 2 of Half scale Bombe Jewelry Box series Part 3: Half scale Bombe # 4 »

Well here are a few more progress pics of the Bombe. One thing I must say about downscaling is that the joinery becomes more difficult to execute. The dovetails had to be cut with an xacto knife and I still didn’t like the way they came out. I’m planning on staining the carcass very dark to emulate mahogany so maybe I can use some stainable filler to fake them up. I also noticed that the draw fronts and rails need to be constantly adjusted as the project progresses. Maybe that’s my inexperience.

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



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KPW

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 08:12 PM

Does anyone know of any sources for small period hardware for this project. I don’twant to spend a whle lot of $ but still want it to look authentic.

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

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 10:32 PM

Very nice, Fun to watch the progress!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 04:01 PM

Very nice work Ken
I would check out Horton Brass for hardware. I’m afraid no one who has period hardware has super low prices.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KPW

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 06:21 PM

Thanks Jim, It’s hard to find the smaller stuff. FYI I found some at Vandykes. Pretty good prices but not alot of selection for period stuff.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 10:34 PM

Hi Ken,

Nice work.

You might try Ball and Ball in Pa.

Lee

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

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KPW

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 01:10 PM

Hey Lee, I tried Ball&Ball. Nothing small enough. Ended up finding some at Van Dykes.

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

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jeanmarc

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 05:52 PM

J have always found interesting the furniture being manufactured when they are raw

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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