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Darrell Peart designed, Greene and Greene Inspired Blanket Chest

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Project by newwoodbutcher posted 09-17-2017 05:14 PM 2306 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a community fund raiser auction. Made from Genuine Mahogany I found on Craig’s list with Ebony splines and plugs and lined with Incense Cedar. The lid handle and lifting handles are my own design. I hated to let it go. If I can find more wood like this I will build one for my own home.

-- Ken





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 09-17-2017 05:52 PM

Sweet looking chest. Outstanding craftsmanship all around. Can’t go wrong with Greene and Greene. And you nailed it.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 09-17-2017 06:08 PM

Nice work on the details

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 09-17-2017 06:53 PM

This is a beautiful chest and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#4 posted 09-17-2017 07:57 PM

Thank you all. I think it’s my best ever project…... So far.

-- Ken

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 09-17-2017 08:14 PM

Ken,

With all the fine workmanship—and the beautiful mahogany, ebony, and cedar—you put into that chest, I hope it brings in 5 digits!!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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newwoodbutcher

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#6 posted 09-17-2017 10:04 PM

They got $2,600.00 for it.

-- Ken

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 09-17-2017 10:28 PM

Ken,

The buyer got a real bargain! . . .but that was a considerable donation for the fund raiser.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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newwoodbutcher

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#8 posted 09-17-2017 11:58 PM

Both true. It was $100.00 more than we were going to pay to keep it.

-- Ken

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TungOil

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#9 posted 09-18-2017 01:05 AM

Looks great, I would have had a hard time letting that one go too!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#10 posted 09-18-2017 02:05 AM

nice work,love g&g and you did a nice job on this,im sure Darrell will love it too.i know what you mean about letting projects go ive had many that I just didn’t let go-lol.one too many I’m afraid.great job ken,time for a replacement.the great thing about being a woodworker is we can always make another.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 09-18-2017 09:51 AM

total eye candy. How you let it go, is beyond me. I would have kept it to enjoy each day then used it as my casket :-)

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#12 posted 09-18-2017 11:58 AM

I love Greene and Greene and you nailed that one. Simply beautiful work.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#13 posted 09-18-2017 01:25 PM

Looks fantastic Ken and built for a worthy cause .what a wonderful contribution.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 09-18-2017 02:37 PM

I love the details 8^)

A lot of effort, for a good cause. You do need to make another!

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#15 posted 09-18-2017 04:09 PM

I’m always enjoy in G&G style- outstanding work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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