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Project by Matt posted 08-01-2013 11:52 AM 2494 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big admirer of Darrell Peart… er, G&G carpentry. When asked by a Brother to “surprise me” for the retirement gift, I couldn’t pass up the chance to expand the skill set. Easily the most challenging, most fun, most frustrating project undertaken thus far. The Shadowbox is G&G inspired and probably the only idea not borrowed from other G&G fans/experts.

Wood is Mahogany, Ebony, and Cedar.

Finish is 10% Red Mahogany/15% Dark Walnut Danish Oil; 25% Varnish; 50% Mineral Spirits, many thin coats rubbed in, much waxing.

Sense of accomplishment is priceless. The risk to keep the blamed thing is overwhelming. My hat’s off to you, my fellow makers of sawdust, for the ideas, encouragement, and most- the fellowship.

-- Matt





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 08-01-2013 12:12 PM

Wow that is a beautiful box and a great retirement gift…G&G looks so good…excellent job Matt.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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schroeder

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 12:21 PM

Work of art! Your brother & family will enjoy your craftsmanship for many generations!

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Albe

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 01:33 PM

Very nice

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 01:37 PM

Looks great…nice job !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 02:43 PM

It’s a very nice piece and looks great. Congratulations.

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

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 03:48 PM

Great work,,, Love G&G well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 04:24 PM

Great looking chest! Nicely done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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david38

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#8 posted 08-01-2013 06:39 PM

nice job

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tinnman65

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#9 posted 08-01-2013 11:09 PM

Very nice work, the finish looks great!

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

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hotbyte

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#10 posted 08-02-2013 10:51 AM

Looks great!

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Darrell Peart

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#11 posted 08-02-2013 12:50 PM

Matt – Well done – good work!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 03:19 PM

Great job on the chest, now you will have to make another one for yourself, so you can overcome the urge
to keep this one.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 02:21 PM

Great work on that well designed and crafted chest. Like the beautiful joints and finish. You should be very proud.

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