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I made two as a trade for some sapphire earrings for my wife. She almost opted to keep the chests instead, but in the end (as usual) the jewelry won out.
-- Jeff, Santa Fe
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#1 posted 04-11-2007 02:07 PM
Jeff, what beautiful chests. The DTs really set them off!
Again great work!
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#2 posted 04-11-2007 02:53 PM
how big are they? Beautiful and I love the carving in the front. Missed it in the first picture.
Your wife made a good choice—you can always make her her own blanket chest! :D
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#3 posted 04-11-2007 04:16 PM
Very nice work.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
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#4 posted 04-11-2007 04:29 PM
Fantastic work! I only wish that I could do dovetails like this!
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#5 posted 04-11-2007 08:46 PM
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#6 posted 04-12-2007 03:14 AM
Beaut… need to find some more adjectives.
Hard to tell the scale of these with the rest of the photo blurred out. I suppose these are long gone, so no more photos of these?
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#7 posted 04-12-2007 01:50 PM
The chests are approx. 4’ x 2’ x 18”
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#8 posted 04-13-2007 10:08 AM
Wow – terrific! Your work is very special. I’m going to keep an eye on your projects – they are very inspiring.
Also like the photographic technique – how did you do that? The piece looks like it is floating.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/
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#9 posted 05-04-2008 03:14 PM
I just saw this on “roll the dice” option. Very nice design and contrasting woods. Nice fit on the joinery.
-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.
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#10 posted 07-09-2008 03:25 PM
thank goodness for the “roll the dice” feature on this site !!! These are truly beautiful chests and the more I look at them the more wonderful details I see : ) At first I thought that they were jewelry boxes but then I saw the size listed in the other comment response so I don’t need to ask you where you found those tiny handles anymore ! hahahahahaaa Nice , really nice job …If I had a choice , I would prefer the second picture because of the awesome look of your joinery and the colors are gorgeous together : ) have a great day !!
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#11 posted 07-09-2008 04:37 PM
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#12 posted 07-09-2008 04:39 PM
Great looking chest!
Thanks for the post
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#13 posted 07-19-2008 03:35 PM
Netized, good looking piece. I like the contrasting woods that really show off your craftsmanship. Your wife made the right choice. If you are like me, you can’t make earrings, but I sure can get back out there in the shop and make another blanket chest! No problem! Sawdust!!!
Good work. Yep, I love roll the dice too. I wouldn’t have scrolled through thousands of project to get to this one.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.
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