Small Sea Chest

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Project by davidtr3 posted 12-03-2016 12:46 PM 768 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some figured oak and decided to make a small chest with two trays. I think the warmth of the walnut works with the oak with its alternating tan and brown grain. Some don’t like the contrast, I do.

The compass rose is sycamore and mahogany set in curly maple.

The walnut tray fits in with a satisfying woosh of air! And the other tray slides nicely. Enjoy, and thanks for viewing!


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#1 posted 12-03-2016 01:28 PM

I like the contrast in colors. Looks great! What type of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 02:26 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 04:35 PM

I do like the colors and joinery. That compass inlay adds a real nice effect.

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 05:44 PM

Hi BB1,

First, I applied shellac to everything before assembly and then lightly sanded w/320. Then applied 2 coats of Bush’s Oil. Wet sand 400, then a final coat of Bush’s. For me, the shellac works well keeping the marquetry from bleeding.

I like the contrast in colors. Looks great! What type of finish did you use?

- BB1

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 10:43 PM

This is a very nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 12-03-2016 10:46 PM

Great contrasting colours and excellent inlay, well done.

-- Roger working to save the wildlife.

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#7 posted 12-04-2016 01:25 PM

That is a very nice box. The compass is a very nice touch and you did it great. Super job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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