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Project by Cedrus posted 12-29-2008 11:06 PM 2782 views 28 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chest is made from old growth Western Red and Alaskan Yellow Cedar salvaged from Whistler mountain when they created some new high altitude ski runs. I have embelished the original plan with the double dragons, base and carrying handles. The chest measures 21w x 12d x 14.5 high. The chest is filled with all sorts of magical items which I cannot divulge for fear of Smaug waking!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 11:30 PM

Very cool!!! I like the design!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 11:53 PM

I noticed it doesn’t have a lock. Then again, the motif wold keep me from peeking inside! Nice job.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 12-30-2008 12:07 AM

Sweet box, really like your scroll work. Please post the one with scales, when you get it done.

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#4 posted 12-30-2008 12:14 AM

Excellent craftsmanship. A great box.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-30-2008 01:21 AM

Very creative design. The dragons really make this unique, I have never seen anything like it. This is a one of a kind. All the work flows together perfectly, this work of art is going to be someones heirloom.
Great Project, thanks for taking the time to show us your great workmenship.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#6 posted 12-30-2008 01:41 AM

a favorite…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 12-30-2008 02:40 AM

Where do I place my order? That would look nice on my desk!

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#8 posted 12-30-2008 04:09 AM

Beautiful piece of work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 12-30-2008 06:28 AM

I like this one too. the dragons are a really nice design element.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 12-30-2008 06:35 AM

Great looking box! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Exquisite detail and design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 12-30-2008 02:51 PM

Good Job. Man that is clean.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 12-30-2008 03:11 PM

That is one cool box!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 03:24 PM

can’t wait to see the scales you create.

lots of magic inside and out. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 12-30-2008 03:35 PM

A great looking box. Are the handles on the outside a design or a necessary item. I can’t tell the size from the pictures. Sorry you told us the size.

A great piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 12-30-2008 03:43 PM

Very nice design. Very nice execution.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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