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Project by lumberjacques posted 1864 days ago 2148 views 18 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i needed something to carry pens and pen cases i make from exotic woods and stone, so i used some leftovers from other projects(african padouk, spalted oak, and birch) and put together a box loosely based on the louis 15 style of “bombe” chests/dressers. the face is made from one slab, split in two to “bookmatch”. i then carved the glued slabs to obtain the serpentine curves. it was then sliced to the sizes required for my drawer facings. the bottom drawer is deep enough to store pen cases or other turned objects such as perfume dispensers, pot pourri vessels, etc. the finish is a quadrillion coats of tung oil. i have not yet decided on the types of handles(if any) for the drawers. for right now, a smart tap on the back of the case opens the drawers about 1/2 inch, just enough to be able to slide them out by holding the sides.





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FlWoodRat

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#1 posted 1864 days ago

jacques, I love that spalting. Nice job.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1864 days ago

WOW!! Beautiful!! Fantastic design and the best wood! That is awesome!! Great craftsmanship too!! Super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1864 days ago

Wow is right! That is some else…both in lumber and design!

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1864 days ago

wooooo so cool wonderful figure and contrasting wood That spalted oak makes it all sing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DavidH

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#5 posted 1864 days ago

Very nice!

do you mind giving some additional information on how the drawer slides are setup (pictures if you have them)

i’m currently building a jewelry box for my mom that I will also be doing a “single piece” for the drawer fronts but im struggling with how i want to drawer slide/guides to work.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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pommy

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#6 posted 1864 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!! stunning figure spalted oak is pinging all over the place

Thanks for showing us

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1864 days ago

did anyone else saw WOW ? really eye popping piece of eye candy

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

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George Barreras

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#8 posted 1864 days ago

You created a masterpiece by design and wood choice, greeeeat job.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 1864 days ago

Ditto on all the WOW’s. Fantastic job with the grain matching on the drawers. Beautiful piece.

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lumberjacques

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#10 posted 1863 days ago

david the drawer slides are EXTREMELY basic. because this case will get LOTS (hopefully) of work, i decided to take the sides of each drawer, tape it to the inside of the case, shimmed the top and bottom of the the side with a thin piece of cardboard, then i took the two rails (the one that would be under the drawer, as well as the one that would be on top—as the bottom for the drawer above it), positioned them tightly against the drawer sides, and ca glued them in place. when the ca was dry, i removed the side (carefully marking it’s position in the hierarchy), removed the cardboard, and rechecked the drawer side for the fit so that it would slide as it should.

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lumberjacques

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#11 posted 1863 days ago

thank you all for the positive comments. the purpose of this case is not only to carry my wares around to prospective buyers, but also to add to the “wow” factor before they even see any of the items that i will be offering…..

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Daren Nelson

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#12 posted 1863 days ago

I like it !!!

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Bigdogs117

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#13 posted 1863 days ago

Beautiful. Well Done!

-- Rusty

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savannah505

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#14 posted 1863 days ago

Superb looking box, a real beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Karson

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#15 posted 1863 days ago

That is one beautiful box. The wood is outstanding. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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