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Wenge legs, cherry rails, brazilian cherry panels. cedar lining and a carving of the Oregon Coast seagrass. 23-1/2 H x 34 L x 19 W. Built in 2009.
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#1 posted 10-22-2010 05:02 AM
Absolutely fantastic Chris. The box is wonderful but that little carving of yours is really outstanding. Makes the piece. I like the way you inset it a bit. Great job on this and thanks for the post!
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
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#2 posted 10-22-2010 05:34 AM
Beautiful blanket chest. Great carving, really sets it apart.
-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way
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#3 posted 10-22-2010 06:31 AM
A wonderful design and fantastic build .a most impressive level of skill
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#4 posted 10-22-2010 07:24 AM
Impressive design. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#5 posted 10-22-2010 07:47 AM
seriously original…and for me, I like that…it helps to think beyond into the area of design rather than just building and working with tools. thanks.
-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.
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#6 posted 10-22-2010 08:04 AM
That is nothing short of splendid. Love the wood choices, shape, lifts, finish, carving…
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.
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#7 posted 10-22-2010 08:33 AM
That is one great looking chest.
-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.
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#8 posted 10-22-2010 09:49 AM
Chris … This is stunning. What an awesome job!
-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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#9 posted 10-22-2010 12:05 PM
WOW great work love it!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#10 posted 10-22-2010 01:10 PM
I’m with the herd on this one. There is a special quality to this piece… both in design and build. Doesn’t look anything like it but the proportions remind me of the Japanese Tansu chests without the drawers. Very elegant and timeless.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
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#11 posted 10-22-2010 01:50 PM
A agree with Spoon- definately Asian inflluence happening here. Beautiful!
-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."
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#12 posted 10-22-2010 02:17 PM
This looks TOP NOTCH! I am sure if you were to sell it, it would fetch TOP DOLLAR!
-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX
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#13 posted 10-22-2010 03:36 PM
Nice work on this piece – I love the contrasting woods.
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#14 posted 10-22-2010 04:29 PM
Beautiful! Very nice.
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#15 posted 10-22-2010 04:36 PM
I’m going to venture out and use the word “masterpiece.” There is a feel about this chest that starts with the integration of the colors, continues through the weave of the lines, and eases into the “touch me, open me” invitation that puts it in a class by itself. There are many, many accomplished woodworkers out there who have not achieved what you did in this project.
Putting two handles over the single stunning carving—a brilliant interplay. This chest just doesn’t stop happening once you bring your eye into its force field.
Could you add the three dimensions to the description? Inquiring minds…
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
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