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Project by tinnman65 posted 312 days ago 970 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its that time of the year again when I do a project for the lily themed art show at the local pottery store. I have never built a blanket chest before so I thought I would give it a go. The bones of the case are made from butternut and the exterior panels are plywood veneered with eucalyptus. I used cherry veneer for the inside panels except for the lid. I had other batch of eucalyptus and thought I would use it on the inside but I didn’t have enough to do the whole inside so I just did the lid. The bottom is cedar wall lining I bought at Lowes. I added a few butterflies and a White-fronted Bee-eater. The colors on the bird are a little strange but they are actually pretty true to the photo I made it from. The Marquetry is done with the piece by piece double bevel method and let me say all those leaves were a test of my patience :) I can still use some practice on sand shading but like anything the more you do it the better you get. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams





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vonhagen

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#1 posted 312 days ago

very very nice work here and i will add to my favorites.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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vonhagen

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#2 posted 312 days ago

and this better be the daily no. 1 project.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 312 days ago

Speaking Paul to Paul here, I think it is just a fine piece.
The marquetry is sharp and the sand shading is just fine.
I do sort of hope the background darkens a little with age to show it off a little better though.

All around, great work!

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

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 312 days ago

Very nicely designed chest .
The fantastic grain patterns and your wonderful marquetry are just icing on the cake : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#5 posted 312 days ago

Nice contrast on they artistry and the spectacular panel figuring , marquetry work really makes this piece shine!

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savannah505

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#6 posted 312 days ago

That is SWEET!!! Very nicely done and your marquetry is super!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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BarbS

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#7 posted 312 days ago

I agree… that is just gorgeous. Nicely done!

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 312 days ago

Wow for the blanket box and double Wow for the marquetry work….excellent craftsmanship well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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kdc68

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#9 posted 312 days ago

Excellent work….love the figure in the eucalyptus….marquetry is absolutely beautiful ….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 312 days ago

Wow! Where to start? The wood is gorgeous. The joinery perfect. The marquetry is amazing. Agree this should be an INSTANT #1!

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

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david38

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#11 posted 312 days ago

beautiful piece nice workman ship

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 312 days ago

Now that is a nice chest!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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moment

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#13 posted 312 days ago

Beautiful

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 312 days ago

That is one good looking blanket chest! Nice work throughout.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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michelletwo

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#15 posted 311 days ago

now this is one gorgeous blanket chest. I like that the marquetry blends so nicely with the euc. totally gorgeous.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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