Bombe for charity

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Project by RLindberry posted 05-14-2014 03:54 AM 2103 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father in law and I built this version of the Bombe chest from the April 2012 Woodsmith magazine. He did nearly (if not all) the work on the legs and front frame, while the drawers were primarily mine. We didn’t have a machine big enough to flatten the top, so that was done by hand as well. The dovetails were also done by hand, but everything else was electron driven.

The entire thing is poplar except for a plywood back, drawer bottoms, and side panels. The sides and drawers were veneered (Sapele) using a vacuum press he built for this project. Finish is lacquer all around. Black lacquer paint, and clear coat over everything.

This piece was for charity, and auctioned off to raise $900 for the local food bank.

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 04:33 AM

Very nice chest and cause! It looks fantastic!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 10:49 AM

It’s wonderful you donated that beautiful chest. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 11:04 AM

Wow great looking Bombe chest, well made and finished…excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 11:09 AM

Beautiful chest !....Love the contrast of the black lacquer and sapele ! ....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 11:24 AM

Great looking project…. Very nice…

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

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 01:26 PM

You guys did a beautiful job of it!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 02:31 PM

A tough project for the average woodworker very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-14-2014 03:08 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 05-14-2014 03:48 PM

That’s awesome. That you put such great craftsmanship into it for a charity auction speaks to you very highly. Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#10 posted 05-14-2014 04:09 PM

Excellent job. Looks really good.

-- Jeff NJ

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#11 posted 05-14-2014 04:11 PM

That is a beautiful piece and building it for charity was a nice thing to do.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 05-14-2014 04:56 PM

That is almost as beautiful as the thought.


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#13 posted 05-14-2014 10:10 PM

Great job on both.

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#14 posted 05-14-2014 10:58 PM

This is beautiful chest a beautiful design and the materials and workmanship are super, thanks for posting.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 05-14-2014 11:47 PM

Very nice work

-- Doug, Rhode Island, (Splinter Magnet)

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