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Fifth project. Wedding present for a good friend.

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Project by jembo posted 08-10-2007 11:11 AM 2000 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-Made for good friends (Daragh and Michelle) as a wedding present, made in Switzerland and had to ship to Ireland.
Quoted a fortune to ship whole 180cm x 90cm x 60cm. So I finished it in sections and shipped in in three batches, finished the assembly in my mothers sitting room in Dublin.

Beech frame, douglas panels, aromatic cedar inlays in the base, antique brass hinges. The top centre panel has an Irish Claddagh around a trinity knot carving, symbols for love, loyalty, devotion and red hot love.
Hand cut M + T’s 44 in total, 13 panels raised on the table saw.

Finished with oil and wax.

“Rock on you rockers”

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland





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Oncle Jules

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#1 posted 08-10-2007 12:50 PM

Mon cher Jembo,
je suis si heureux de pouvoir être la première personne à t’envoyer un commentaire sur ce projet!
Congratulations for this excellent creation!
Amitiés,

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 08-10-2007 12:54 PM

$1500 yikes.

it’s beautiful. The recipients must be thrilled.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-10-2007 01:19 PM

Jembo,
Where were you when I got married? Any of the the three times? Lucky friends and a really nice piece of work. If Oncle Jules keeps it up my French is going to get better.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 08-10-2007 01:31 PM

my French as well—I understand that comment !! Cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#5 posted 08-10-2007 01:56 PM

That is one amazing looking chest I love the contrast in the colors of wood, great job

-- Jeff B.

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jembo

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#6 posted 08-10-2007 03:23 PM

Merci, oöoh! I mean thanks.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 08-10-2007 07:25 PM

Wow…great chest, beautiful design. Lucky friends.

I had a similar shock when I was shipping the gates to my brothers home on Maui…..I’m glad he was paying for the shipping.

Je ne parle pas Francais…..despite 4 years in high school. Maybe I should have paid attention instead of talking to the girls.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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jembo

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#8 posted 08-10-2007 07:47 PM

Thanks Bob.

Bob, I know your gates, I walked by them just last weekend, in fact I have a holiday cottage close by.
Just kidding, congratulations on the summer awards, those gates are beautiful.
I shipped UPS, easiest to deal with, cheapest, no fuss,
I’m Irish, my french is so-so.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Chip

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#9 posted 08-11-2007 03:22 AM

Beautiful piece James and terrific craftsmanship. Thanks so much for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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scottb

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#10 posted 08-11-2007 06:19 AM

Fantastique! My accent is better than my comprehension – which is to say – pas trop mal pour un etudiante exchange, 14 ans apres!

What a great way around the shipping charges – so long as you were making the journey anyhow.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#11 posted 08-11-2007 08:11 AM

Nice chest. And creative on the shipping.

-- 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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Greg Mitchell

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#12 posted 08-12-2007 05:22 AM

Great looking chest James!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Art

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#13 posted 09-20-2009 03:41 PM

Beautiful chest, Jembo. No doubt they will treasure it for a lifetime. I’m building hope chests for my two daughters over the New England winter and you’ve further inspired me.

I know, it’s only rock ‘n roll, but I like it…

Art

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