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Project by Matt posted 383 days ago 1468 views 2 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 383 days ago

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

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

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schroeder

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#2 posted 383 days ago

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 383 days ago

Very nice

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 383 days ago

Looks great…nice job !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 383 days ago

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

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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Ken90712

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#6 posted 383 days ago

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

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

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 383 days ago

Great looking chest! Nicely done!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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david38

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#8 posted 383 days ago

nice job

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tinnman65

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#9 posted 383 days ago

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 382 days ago

Looks great!

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Darrell Peart

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#11 posted 382 days ago

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 382 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 378 days ago

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

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