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Project by pickpapa posted 08-29-2011 01:51 AM 1217 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since my last post, but I had to get this one out in a hurry and finished it just in time. Our church had its annual trustee auction today to raise funds for the major maintenance fund. I decided to build this in hopes it would bring in fifty dollars. It might be made of scrap, but I like the way it turned out.

The main body is mahogany with accent stripes of alder and sinker cypress running top to bottom. The drawers are walnut with cypress bottoms and dogwood pulls. The face is bloodwood, and the breastplate is poplar, santos mahogany, and bloodwood from center out. The top has the same glue up as the breastplate along with some type of mahogany with a wild looking grain in it. I’m not sure what to call it so a little help on this part please. In case the pics don’t show it, it has very wavy grains going from light to dark. It’s alot easier to see on a larger piece. The edge of the top is birdseye maple. Inside the top compartment is lined with green velvet and the edges are held down with birdseye again. There are ten different species all together.

The winning bid was $175. Not bad for some old scrap at work. It took two weeks worth of 20 minutes before work, and 20 minutes at lunch to finish but like I said, just in time.
Thanks for looking. This is my first attempt at contouring sides so all comments and suggestions are welcome.
Pickpapa (Chuck)

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3





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lew

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 03:16 AM

I Like It!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 03:47 AM

a great build

and good for the church drive too

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rance

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 04:17 AM

I like it, but it hurts my eyes to look at it with that twisted front. I may have to do a box like this.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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rance

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 04:25 AM

I like it, but it hurts my eyes to look at it with that twisted front. I may have to do a box like this.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 08-29-2011 03:02 PM

Great work Chuck. With all the different varieties of wood and the shaping and blending you did, this is a very interesting peice and will be treasured. Somebody got a bargain at 175.00, but nonetheless, you should be very pleased.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 08-29-2011 03:02 PM

Great work Chuck. With all the different varieties of wood and the shaping and blending you did, this is a very interesting peice and will be treasured. Somebody got a bargain at 175.00, but nonetheless, you should be very pleased.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 03:50 PM

It’s very unusual and makes a beautiful box. Nice work.

-- 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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itsmic

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#8 posted 08-29-2011 08:33 PM

Nice Box, real variety here with wood species and style, very kind and generous gesture to Your church, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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pickpapa

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#9 posted 08-29-2011 11:35 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. I’d like to say I enjoyed building it but I was so pushed to finish it that I missed the fun part.
Rick: thanks. Truth be told, I have always missed the mark when it comes to pricing. I have continually underpriced almost everything I build, or work I do on someones house. As far as pricing a box like this, I haven’t the foggyest idea what is a fair asking price. I do know the lady who had the winning bid said she was prepared to go up to $300 if that’s what it took. I thought she was nuts. One day I may figure it out.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#10 posted 08-29-2011 11:38 PM

Fine workmanship. Great for helping th church.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#11 posted 09-19-2014 12:04 AM

Wow! Looks great. I don’t have any idea how to do the contouring.

-- Duckster, Texas

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