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Walnut Spice Chest/ Jewelry Chest

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Project by BMaloney posted 02-12-2017 10:24 PM 809 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to build a Bonnet Top Secretary, but the ceilings in my house are only 8 foot. I enjoy building Spice Chests, so I figured I would try to build a Bonnet Top Spice Chest. The walnut is all air dried that I got from a local guy that sawed it himself. The drawer front were resawed from an 8/4 piece of quatersawn Tiger Maple. I made the bonnet from 5 layers of veneer to make about 1/8th thickness. Made a couple of jigs and after a couple of implosions made the top with a vacuum bag. I hadn’t turned anything since middle school and have never carved anything. Of course it has a couple of secret compartments. They make the project more fun. I want to thank Charles Neil and his Mastering Woodworking site because that is where I got the idea and inspiration to start building Spice Chests. I think now I will attempt the Secretary. Just scale it down a little so it looks better in my house.





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#1 posted 02-12-2017 10:44 PM

That is very nice. You did a GREAT job !!

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 11:08 PM

Now this is truly beautiful. Great job!

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

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 11:26 PM

That’s a very fine looking Bonnet Top Spice Chest! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 11:28 PM

Mighty fine work and with the great grain combo you raised the bar quit high for us mortals.

Most excellent work.

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 01:00 AM

Truly beautiful in every way.

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 01:12 AM

+3 on a beautiful piece.

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 01:26 AM

Stunning.

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#8 posted 02-13-2017 02:53 AM

+4 on a beautiful piece!

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#9 posted 02-13-2017 04:35 AM

Nice! You haven’t carved much, and you made the rosettes out of walnut? That couldn’t have been all that much fun, but you did a great job!

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#10 posted 02-13-2017 05:00 AM

Wow that was masterfully done. The wood pairing and the finish are perfect.

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 06:03 AM

Stunning

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#12 posted 02-13-2017 11:53 AM

Wow! This is an extraordinary piece of work. It so nicely displays a lot of fine details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 02-13-2017 04:33 PM

beautiful

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#14 posted 02-13-2017 05:52 PM

Beautiful, beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

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