LumberJocks

Chester County Bible Box, curly cherry

  • Advertise with us
Project by bbrown posted 01-25-2013 09:13 PM 1536 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anniversary Bible Box, Chester County, PA, ca. 1740. Curly cherry – Boiled linseed oil and shellac.

Line-and-berry design on the front is based on those I saw at a Wintertur exhibit last year. Side inlays are initials of my wife and myself, with some added frills, in holly and dyed walnut.

This was made to match a spice box I made just prior with the same wood.
I think I will add an insert tray.

Thanks for looking and God bless.

—Bill

Forest, VA

-- Forest, Virginia ; My guitar scrapbook: http://www.youtube.com/user/wfbrown1234?feature=mhee





13 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4653 posts in 959 days


#1 posted 01-25-2013 09:30 PM

Great match for your spice cabinet and great job—outstanding craftsmanship!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View DaddyZ's profile

DaddyZ

2404 posts in 1707 days


#2 posted 01-25-2013 09:32 PM

How about that Tool chest in the Background,

Very nice on your work!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3366 posts in 1075 days


#3 posted 01-25-2013 11:57 PM

Beautiful box and workmanship. Love the inlay….very nicely done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View tomd's profile

tomd

1760 posts in 2437 days


#4 posted 01-26-2013 02:21 AM

Very nice inlay and beautiful box, great work.

-- Tom D

View lightweightladylefty's profile

lightweightladylefty

2658 posts in 2379 days


#5 posted 01-26-2013 05:17 AM

Bill,

Your workmanship is outstanding. The box will certainly become an heirloom. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View kenn's profile

kenn

788 posts in 2387 days


#6 posted 01-26-2013 06:36 AM

This is beautiful work! Love it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1832 posts in 858 days


#7 posted 01-26-2013 12:08 PM

Magnificent, what else can be said. Thanks for showing, great inspiration to all woodworkers.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View bbrown's profile

bbrown

92 posts in 2219 days


#8 posted 01-26-2013 12:36 PM

Thanks very much for the kind comments.

You might notice that the inlaid letters were limited by either straight lines or, when a curve was involved, by the arc of a compass. My hope is to be able to do more ‘free-hand’ traditional lettering, as done by the likes of Steve Latta. That looks like rather tricky work, but the lettering looks better IMO.

Thanks again and God bless,

—Bill

-- Forest, Virginia ; My guitar scrapbook: http://www.youtube.com/user/wfbrown1234?feature=mhee

View bbrown's profile

bbrown

92 posts in 2219 days


#9 posted 01-26-2013 12:40 PM

Pat, That ‘tool chest’ is an apothecary chest from a 19th century country store. I found it in Roanoke Rapids, NC in an antique shop. Quite handy for small stuff, and the old pine patina is really pretty.

—Bill

-- Forest, Virginia ; My guitar scrapbook: http://www.youtube.com/user/wfbrown1234?feature=mhee

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 2223 days


#10 posted 01-26-2013 04:11 PM

Really sharp, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View sras's profile

sras

3856 posts in 1796 days


#11 posted 01-26-2013 04:54 PM

I love the line and berry inlay – very impressive!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6651 posts in 2646 days


#12 posted 12-29-2013 09:25 PM

Fantastic work!

Lee

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

View bbrown's profile

bbrown

92 posts in 2219 days


#13 posted 01-06-2014 03:53 PM

Thank you Lee.

-- Forest, Virginia ; My guitar scrapbook: http://www.youtube.com/user/wfbrown1234?feature=mhee

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase