Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'chests'

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More uses for pirate chests

08-26-2013 02:18 PM by Paul Sipos | 3 comments »

Took a job last year up in PA. which kept me from my shop most of the time, and away from Lumber jocks. Now I am getting to finish a project I started last summer. Refurbishing an old wooden chest. It was a wreck, half of the bottom part of the chest was gone, but the top was intact. It also has little metal wheels on the bottom of it for rolling it around which I thought was kind of odd. Never saw anything like that so early. I have restored it to better than found c...

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Things of wood I have seen #4: 15th century french coffers from the Musee de Cluny - Paris

02-22-2010 12:31 AM by mtkate | 5 comments »

Oak coffers that have survived the ages always impress me. In addition – the carvings are inspired. They are all french (though one I believe is from Flanders). .Disclaimer on the photography: You are not allowed to use flash in the museum (though there seem to be many bozos who ignore the rules and do it anyway). The rooms are dark due to the tapestries… so I had to use the highest ISOs I could and count on props and non-shaky hands… and for the tourists not to get in ...

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