Cedar Trunk with Inlaid images.

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Project by Jim Finn posted 02-19-2014 02:12 AM 1324 views 2 times 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

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 02:58 AM

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 02-19-2014 04:04 AM

Really nice, inlays look super.

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

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 04:25 AM

Great chest. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 05:46 AM

Very nice Jim. The horses look great.

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

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 08:16 AM

Sure looks great Jim. Lovely wood for a chest.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 10:52 AM

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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#7 posted 02-19-2014 11:09 AM

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 01:54 AM

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 02-20-2014 02:56 PM

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

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#10 posted 02-21-2014 12:59 AM

Thanks Jim

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

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#11 posted 02-21-2014 03:28 AM

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 02-25-2014 03:10 PM

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

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