Cedar Trunk with Inlaid images.

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Project by Jim Finn posted 159 days ago 657 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made over fifty trunks similar to this one but this is the first one with inlaid images. Eastern Red Cedar (aromatic) with soft maple inlay. I use the double bevel inlay method which is done using only a scroll saw. I joined the rails using poplar dowels. The top is screwed together and then filled with poplar dowels. Simple brass door hinges flush mounted to the back. No finish on the inside but a wipe on poly on the exterior. The four sixes is the name of, and brand for, a local horse and cattle ranch. 26” long, 15” wide and 18” tall.
Made with 1/2” stock

-- In God We Trust

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#1 posted 159 days ago

This is a beautiful piece. Nice job with the inlay. I like the use of the dowels.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 159 days ago

Really nice, inlays look super.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 159 days ago

Great chest. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 159 days ago

Very nice Jim. The horses look great.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 159 days ago

Sure looks great Jim. Lovely wood for a chest.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 159 days ago

A real beauty, with great details… Well done. Love the wood as well

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 159 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 158 days ago

A beautiful trunk and the inlays are just spectacular. Have you blogged that double bevel scrollsaw technique?

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

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 158 days ago

Yes I did do a blog. It is called Making simple boxes with inlay in the lid.

-- In God We Trust

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#10 posted 157 days ago

Thanks Jim

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

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#11 posted 157 days ago

Beautiful chest Jim! I do believe I can smell that cedar from here!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#12 posted 153 days ago

Wonderful trunk! Like the look of cedar and those inlays and dowels are eye catching. Great job!

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