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Project by Bluenote38 posted 10-20-2017 02:35 PM 1027 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

16th Century patterned document chest with carved lid. Used in the 1400s onward to store writing materials. Made with pine and finished with garnet shellac which were materials readily available during the period.

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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#1 posted 10-20-2017 03:27 PM

Very nice work Bill a very unique project.

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#2 posted 10-20-2017 04:44 PM

I really like the carving. :)

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 06:04 PM

That is one beautiful box !
I like the idea of recreating this style .
You have done well using the material and finish that represent the time period .

Klaus

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 07:49 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 10-20-2017 08:23 PM

I like it, straightforward and functional.

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#6 posted 10-20-2017 09:58 PM

Great job! Perfect for hiding a map to Blackbeard’s loot, or the first draft of a Shakespeare play. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 10-21-2017 12:11 AM

I agree a great carving and a great period piece.

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#8 posted 10-21-2017 03:03 AM

I know I have some old documents around the house but nothing from the 16th century!
Authentic looking to bevsure, nice carving adds to the look.

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#9 posted 10-21-2017 01:02 PM

Templar! Love that carved top!

Deus Vult

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#10 posted 10-21-2017 02:08 PM

This is a beautiful chest and you have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 10-22-2017 12:41 AM

Bill , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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#12 posted 11-01-2017 11:44 AM



Templar! Love that carved top!

Deus Vult

- BillyDoubleU

Wait til you see the next one :-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#13 posted 11-01-2017 11:45 AM



Bill , nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy

Thanks!!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#14 posted 11-01-2017 11:46 AM



Great job! Perfect for hiding a map to Blackbeard s loot, or the first draft of a Shakespeare play. Thanks for sharing.

- leafherder

LOL… I think my son’s “Treasure” will be his Magic Cards

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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