LumberJocks

Dovetailed chest with carved medieval designs .

  • Advertise with us
Project by randomray posted 12-31-2011 05:00 AM 4369 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A dovetail chest made with traditional handtools including molding and carving . Aprox 16” high X 24” long X 14” deep . Made out of basswood with mahogany stain . Honestly I think it looks better without the stain , but that’s what the customer wanted .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .





18 comments so far

View LittlePaw's profile

LittlePaw

1571 posts in 2473 days


#1 posted 12-31-2011 05:10 AM

I love your carving, Ray . . . also your chip carving is flawless! Nicely done ! !

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

View lightweightladylefty's profile

lightweightladylefty

3124 posts in 3107 days


#2 posted 12-31-2011 05:32 AM

Fabulous carving! You’re right—the unstained shows off the carving better! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View KOVA's profile

KOVA

1345 posts in 1773 days


#3 posted 12-31-2011 05:52 AM

DESPUÉS DE MIGUEL ANGEL SIGUES TÚ GENIO!!!!!!!
AFTER MIGUEL ANGEL STILL YOU GENIUS !!!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

View jjw5858's profile

jjw5858

1132 posts in 1997 days


#4 posted 12-31-2011 05:55 AM

Great work here….wow….wonderful job on this!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7033 posts in 2192 days


#5 posted 12-31-2011 06:59 AM

Very nice carving. Has a “Lord of the Rings” feel.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115076 posts in 2971 days


#6 posted 12-31-2011 07:05 AM

wonderful wonderful great looking chest and amazing carving.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View llwynog's profile

llwynog

287 posts in 1973 days


#7 posted 12-31-2011 09:03 AM

I love the pattern you used for the border of the lid. Very intricate.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

View rdlaurance's profile

rdlaurance

365 posts in 2741 days


#8 posted 12-31-2011 09:46 AM

Beautiful carvings, Ray!

-- Rick, south Sweden

View Brit's profile

Brit

6523 posts in 2237 days


#9 posted 12-31-2011 12:00 PM

Outstanding work. I love it. Do you know what the customer intends to put in it?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

View Schwieb's profile

Schwieb

1791 posts in 2856 days


#10 posted 12-31-2011 01:05 PM

Everything about this is simply stunning. I like it better without the stain too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

#11 posted 12-31-2011 03:02 PM

That is wonderful,Ray !!!

-- https://www.facebook.com/blaz.lidiya

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3442 posts in 1812 days


#12 posted 12-31-2011 04:38 PM

That is a beautuiful cabinet. Wonderful carvings, they are great!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Bluepine38's profile

Bluepine38

3327 posts in 2480 days


#13 posted 12-31-2011 04:54 PM

Wonderful carving and dovetail work, the stain does not help the project, but I guess the customer wanted
it to look like it could have been made in medieval times, and the lighter wood would not have given that
aged patina feel to the project. Wonder if there is a middle ground in there somewhere? Thank you for sharing your skill with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1079 posts in 3201 days


#14 posted 12-31-2011 05:01 PM

Stunning!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View Tom "BUG" Janos's profile

Tom "BUG" Janos

368 posts in 2874 days


#15 posted 12-31-2011 08:15 PM

way cool chest. my wife really likes it and so do I

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com