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Dovetailed chest with carved medieval designs .

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Project by randomray posted 924 days ago 2469 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 .





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LittlePaw

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#1 posted 924 days ago

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.

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 924 days ago

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.

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KOVA

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#3 posted 924 days ago

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

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 924 days ago

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

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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shipwright

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#5 posted 924 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 924 days ago

wonderful wonderful great looking chest and amazing carving.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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llwynog

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#7 posted 924 days ago

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

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rdlaurance

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#8 posted 924 days ago

Beautiful carvings, Ray!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Brit

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#9 posted 924 days ago

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.

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 923 days ago

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

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

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#11 posted 923 days ago

That is wonderful,Ray !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 923 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Bluepine38

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#13 posted 923 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Charles Maxwell

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#14 posted 923 days ago

Stunning!

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

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#15 posted 923 days ago

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

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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