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Project by johnh1963 posted 1143 days ago 1328 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box or case or whatever you may like to call it. Really has no specific use, just built for my own amusement and expanding my abilities. The case is approximately 18” tall, 22” wide and about 12” deep. One other statistic, the case weighs in at 43lbs. The top, base, and sides are hickory. The drawers and dividers are made of spanish cedar. The drawr front and pulls are walnut. The inlaid roses are blood wood and hickory. The rose stems are spanish cedar.





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 1143 days ago

Wow! It took me a second or two to actually “see” the two roses that look fantastic!

I simply LOVE the subtlety of your design – the inlay doesn’t reach out and slap you – it blends perfectly with the walnut.

GREAT Job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1143 days ago

Stunning!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 1143 days ago

A beautiful cabinet/box. Nicely done marquetry. What joinery did you use for the cabinet and drawers?

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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johnh1963

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#4 posted 1143 days ago

the sides are jointed with simple pocket screws and the drawers butt joints.

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 1143 days ago

I love the continuation of the walnut grains from top to bottom; adds a lot of character. However, the two vertical side panels seem out of place, like added afterthought – to me. Matching the grains on these two side panels would make this cabinet truly stunning! That’s just my opinion.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1143 days ago

Wow they are very nice. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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johnh1963

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#7 posted 1143 days ago

actually LIttle Paw, if you look closely you will see that the two vertical panels are bookmatched, definitley wasn’t an afterthought. i appreciate your opinion.

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shopmania

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#8 posted 1143 days ago

Great job! Really like how you did the marquetry on a solid piece, and THEN cut it into the different drawer faces. ( ( guess that’s how you did it). The grain on the drawer fronts is really awesome, and the roses look super. Very impressive work! Have you been doing marquetry long, or just starting? Looks like you’re an expert. Thanks for posting.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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cwdance1

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#9 posted 1143 days ago

The wood is beautiful but the inlay really makes it special.
Great Job.

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Kenns

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#10 posted 1143 days ago

I really appreciate you sharing this with us. I would love to be able to do a project just for my own edification. I really love this cabinet. If you can’t find a use for it, let me know. I’m sure I can.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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CaptainAhab

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#11 posted 1142 days ago

Well done. At first I agreed with littlepaw, but after looking some more, I think the side walnut adds just enough structure parameter. If the whole front was one pattern, it would not be aesthetically contained.
Very well designed and executed.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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