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Tiger maple serpentine chest

-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 11-03-2016 02:36 AM

What an incredible piece. Absolutely stunning!

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 02:41 AM

WOW!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 11-03-2016 02:59 AM

Very nice! Are the drawer fronts veneered?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-03-2016 03:09 AM

+1 on the WOW. Beautiful piece.

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#5 posted 11-03-2016 04:05 AM

Very impressive… I like how well the wood grain matchs up on the drawer faces. How many hours?

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 05:51 AM

The drawers are resawn from a piece of 5/4 material to a thickness of .040”. They were glued to a base of brick stacked poplar with a total thickness of 7/8”. The base material was approximately 5-1/2” deep x drawer height. It took that much depth to get the curvature needed for the drawer front to end up at 7/8”. I had approximately 180 hours start to finish.

-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 11:28 AM

this is absolutely magnificient, bravo,

-- andrek

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 12:07 PM

Beautiful work Rex. Wow. You are a true craftsman.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 11-03-2016 12:14 PM

Looks pretty easy, no big deal :)

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Oldtool

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#10 posted 11-03-2016 12:34 PM

Wow, super sweet. From the one photo, this looks beautiful, would likd to see more details, like drawer joinery. What finish did you use?, how did you create the beading around the top? – scratch stock – router?
Very nice work, shows real craftsmanship.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 11-03-2016 12:57 PM

My goodness.
I can already hear your great, great grandchildren fighting over who gets this incredible piece.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#12 posted 11-03-2016 02:18 PM

Wow! What a beautiful piece. This chest is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#13 posted 11-03-2016 02:20 PM

beautiful

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#14 posted 11-03-2016 03:37 PM

Magnificent!

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

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Kaleb the Swede

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#15 posted 11-03-2016 03:56 PM

Wow! Thanks for sharing that. Would love to see the drawer joinery and bottom, either way it’s an amazing piece.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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