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Project by Don Newton posted 07-10-2008 03:27 AM 2332 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was an 18th C flatware chest copied from one in Colonial Williamsburg. The material is cherry except for the lid which is Pomelle Sapele. I think the lid blended exceptionally well with the cherry. The base and chest are 2 seperate pieces. The chest has drawers lined with red felt. I thought the lid was rather plain so I comissioned a coworker to paint a federal style eagle on the underside. The eagle was a great touch and well executed. The base has two pull out candle trays.

-- Don, Pittsburgh





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 07-10-2008 03:39 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Painting really adds to the piece. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris

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#2 posted 07-10-2008 03:58 AM

Amazing attention to detail Don… Outstanding work! I do agree, the Sapele blends quite well with the Cherry.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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steveosshop

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#3 posted 07-10-2008 04:25 AM

Thats a really awesome piece. The top and cherry blend well and from the picture the tops looks to have a good amount of figure. Really awesome!

-- Steve-o

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 07-10-2008 05:08 AM

Fantastic chest! The top is really special.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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trifern

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#5 posted 07-10-2008 05:36 AM

That top is drop dead gorgeous. Great project. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Bigbuck

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#6 posted 07-10-2008 05:58 AM

Awesome. Like every body else said the top is awsome and the painting adds a lot of interest to the peice when opened.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Douglas Krueger

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#7 posted 07-10-2008 11:02 AM

I have always loved period pieces and yours is of exceptional quality. The finished product is more than the sum of the parts.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 07-10-2008 01:10 PM

A great piece of craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 07-10-2008 01:49 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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puzzled

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#10 posted 07-10-2008 02:04 PM

Excelent design and the Pomelle Sapele is Beautiful!! I agree, that the eagle was a great touch. Great Job.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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Woodhacker

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#11 posted 07-10-2008 11:41 PM

Beautiful job Don. I love the top, and I agree the eagle looks great as well.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 07-12-2008 12:43 AM

Beaut job Don.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 02:30 PM

Excelent design .Beautiful job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 08-13-2008 02:05 AM

Thats a nice chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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goldenhands

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#15 posted 09-26-2008 08:19 AM

Very nice.
The marquetry instead of a painting could have been look more authentic.
But still good cabinetmaking skills.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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