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Project by GenerationWW posted 05-15-2012 10:50 PM 3742 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Handcrafted Cedar chest. I didn’t make it myself however, it was made by my Grandfather. Unfortunately he is no longer with us but I thought I would show you a piece of his work that has inspired me to become a woodworker. He took this Cedar from his backyard and milled up the lumber to produce this chest. The pattern is the Norwegian Rosemaling. I was going to show the inside but my wife has it filled to the rim. Every side, minus the bottom has been carved. Thanks for looking and one day I will post one of my own! Also if you go to my site, you will notice that I used this chest for my logo.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!





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Nate Meadows

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 11:06 PM

I think your Grandfather did a beautiful job. How cool that you are able to keep it as a treasure and then pass it on down the line. Thank you for sharing!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 11:58 PM

WOW…very good carving and a fantastic family treasure. You will carry on the woodworking talent and make another heirloom piece for your family.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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IndianJoe

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 12:45 AM

I been carving most of my life and I have to say that is vary nicely done ,not made in one night and it was not his first . I would have a hard time making one like it and mybe to much for my old hands . the work and love he put in to this is hard to find now days. Nice heirloom piece for your family

-- Nimkee** Joe

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woodworm

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 02:48 AM

Amazing work and the carving was carefully and finely done! I like it vvm.
Jf you have the blueprint or the tracing drawing of the carvings, please post here.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 03:31 AM

What a gorgeous heirloom; and what a level of craftsmanship to which to aspire! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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KMT

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 04:25 AM

Beautiful, an heirloom for sure. Your Grandfather was very talented.

-- - Martin

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Skiedra

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 05:37 AM

This is beautifully and skillfully done

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deon

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 06:14 AM

Beautiful chest

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 06:49 AM

Beautiful work your dad did, thanks for sharing it. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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GenerationWW

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 10:27 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 01:09 AM

Your grandpa was a very talented individual. I’m amazed at what great shape that chest is in. Someone has taken very good care of it over the years.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Martyroc

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#12 posted 05-17-2012 02:46 AM

WOW!, That man had talent, after seeing this how could asnyone not want to get into woodworking. Your grandfather did an excellent job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Gpops

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#13 posted 05-21-2012 10:48 PM

True Craftsmanship, what a beautiful piece with great memories attached to boot. Imagine the time he spent truly a work of love. Was it made for Grandma? Don

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GenerationWW

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#14 posted 05-22-2012 10:36 PM

Yes Gpops ( Don), He made this particular for Grandma. You’re right about memories, everytime I look I can I can picture his steady hands carving it.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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Roger

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#15 posted 06-13-2012 12:08 AM

Very incredibly beautiful! Wow! Sorry to hear of his passing, but, now, you can carry on his talents. Thnx for sharin. He was a true craftsman. This chest is really nice. Top-3 congrats to you also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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