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Project by RayArnold posted 04-02-2013 08:46 AM 1445 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post, but not my first wood working project, I made this chest for my mom.It is made of red oak and walnut, It is lined with airmatic ceder. I will be posting a video soon that will give more details, as I’m still feeling my way around here, I come to this site alot just never got around to joining.
Thanks
Ray

-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.





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#1 posted 04-02-2013 10:14 AM

Very impressive build.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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mazzy

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 12:25 PM

Great job. Was the inlay done with a cnc?

Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 02:09 PM

nice chest

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shipwright

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 02:16 PM

Welcome.
A very nice chest, I like the marquetry. How did you cut it?

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 02:37 PM

About time, welcome aboard!

Love it, I have a similar blanket chest lined with cedar and panels all around it. Quality work!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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RayArnold

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 03:16 PM

shipwright, here is a link to a video that has a little more information on how I did it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBbhM_svQbw&feature=player_detailpage

-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 03:52 PM

Welcome…Nice piece.. Like the raised panels, and balance in your woods.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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shipwright

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 04:34 PM

Good video Ray.
You need to look into marquetry.
It will make this sort of work much easier for you and you seem to have a talent for it.
There are lots of methods for doing marquetry but here and here are a couple of places to start.
The double bevel (conical) method is pretty much what you used. The big difference is that marquetry is done with veneers instead of thicker wood like yours. The use of veneer opens up a lot more possibilities. You did a very nice job of this and I think you would do even better in veneer.

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 04:59 PM

Very nice tribute to you Mom. I know you miss her. my Mom was also born in 1924 and today 4/2 would have been her 89th birthday. Congratulations on your chest – it is spectacular.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 10:22 PM

Very, very nice. I added a comment to your video too. Beautiful work Ray.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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#11 posted 04-03-2013 01:00 AM

Very nice work on the chest, Ray! Gorgeous

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#12 posted 04-03-2013 05:09 AM

welcome to LJs ,love the chest and the video thanks for sharing

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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RayArnold

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#13 posted 04-03-2013 02:28 PM

Thank you all for the kind words, I should have joined LG a long time ago. Paul thank you for the links, I will bookmark them, you do fantastic work, maybe next time I will try veneer, just never thought I was at that skill level. I will try and post some photos of past project soon, once again thanks for making me feel welcome, your all a bunch of good guys.

-- Ray Arnold, Mesa Az. I cant see the forest, the trees are in the way.

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#14 posted 04-03-2013 02:40 PM

Ray, this is an impressive project. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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