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Half Scale Bombe' Jewelry Chest

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Project by KPW posted 04-24-2012 09:57 PM 1660 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this half scale Bombe’ chest for my wifes birthday. Just finished it today. She loves it!! It was a great experience. The wood is fir and white pine. Now onto the full scale one.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 09:58 PM

I enjoyed seeing this one progress on your blog. The finished project is really cool! Well done.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 10:05 PM

very nice Ken. I love the contrast.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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KPW

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 10:05 PM

Thanks Brian. It was fun.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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jeepturner

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 10:11 PM

Ken, I really enjoyed your blog on this. It looks great, and I am sure it will be treasured. It sure isn’t easy putting together a blog, and putting one together as you are learning new skills, dropping cameras and everything else you went through must have been a hoot.
Thanks so much for the blog and the post. I will be returning to both time and time again.

-- Mel,

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KPW

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 10:15 PM

Thanks Mel. I had fun doing the blog. Wish my computer skills were better.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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KPW

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 10:17 PM

Thanks Don. Always happy to see your comments.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 12:30 AM

Ken;

This is a complicated piece of furniture to build, and you did a splendid job on it.

Of course your wife loves it.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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KPW

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 01:02 AM

Yes Lee it is a complicated piece. I think it may be a little easier in full scale. My motto is don’t be afraid to try something difficult. It’s wood and that’s what we do.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 02:09 AM

I would be really proud of this one! I bet you learned a lot.

-- - In Christ

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 04:53 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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KPW

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 10:59 AM

I learned a ton on this project Jason. Doing things in half scale is a challenging. The joinery and carving is tough. I had to change some of it to suite the size. I also learned that my carving skills were non-existent! I think I spent about 200 hours on this. All said and done, I’d do it again. Thanks to you and deon.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 12:15 PM

Very Nice Craftsmanship! I’m looking forward to seeing the full scale Chest. To bad they don’t make half scale pulls.

-- Dennis Zongker

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KPW

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 01:52 PM

Actually those pulls are the smallest I could find. If anyone has a resource for miniature hard ware please chime in. Thanks for looking Dennis.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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SASmith

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#14 posted 04-25-2012 10:44 PM

Wonderful chest.
I would not have known it was pine and fir if I had not been following your blog.
Thanks for sharing.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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KPW

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#15 posted 04-26-2012 11:33 PM

Thanks alot Scott. The fir is a 2×12 I picked out at HD. The pine is the top,base and secondary draw parts and the dividers. This was kind of an experiment to precede a full size version. It will have the proper wood. I’m thinking mahogany,figuired maple for the draw fronts,or maybe black walnut all around.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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