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CharlesNeil

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12-01-2009 12:59 AM

here is a link to my blog, starting tomorrow i will be building my 7th bombe chest on chest , i have been asked to do a video on it , just more than i have time for, so i will be doing it on my blog , explaining the process and how I personally do them, this is a private class im doing , doubtful many will ever build one , but you just might pick up some pointers here if you are interested, you are free to comment on the blog or ask questions , I will jive this one more shot on lumberjocks , ( all i have to say about that) in this set we will be focusing on the bottom case and the curved sides, for the moment this is a 3 day set , then in january we will resume , so it will not be a start to finish, but when we restart i will also post it here, i will give you dimensions and help where ever i can , my cliche is ” it isnt rocket science ”, unless you insist , this particular bombe was measured at a museum and is true and faithful to its orginal, its sister recently sold at auction for 3.2 million, if you are intersted…follow the blog, it will probably be mid day tomorrow before the blog is up, i personally think you would enjoy the process, i will also post when and where i can its finish and completion http://intheworkshop.wordpress.com/ for those who do not know what the piece is here a photo, http://antiquesbuiltdaily.com/Website%20Photos/Bedroom%20Furniture/mahbombe1large.jpg

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 01:07 AM

Glad to see you here Charles This is the one I’ve been waiting for ,I guess you know that . Thanks so much for sharing this process with us. I hope you will have a DVD on it for sale, If so put me on the list.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 01:12 AM

Thanks Charles, sho looking forward to the build.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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CharlesNeil

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 01:18 AM

Jim , im going to simply blog it, so “get pencil and paper”, i could do a DVD, but it would cost hundreds of $, so i decdided to do it for free…and as stated, my last stance here, but i will try one more time, now to the build, this is one of those pieces you “think ” you cannot do, but i will beg your parden, you can, i will answer any question you have, until you fully understand the process, and the way I ( emphyis) do it, if you feel your question is below others, dont…and if you feel you would rather ask in private here is my email..feel free

charles@charlesneilwoodworking.com im right here…probably the only guy in the world who has a computer built into his work bench, and alerts to every email, ( i stop and answer)... im very serious about my wood working , i just dont take myself the same way…. Nuff said

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 01:26 AM

Thanks, it will be a pleasure to see a master at work :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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CharlesNeil

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 02:32 AM

Yopamax..im not a master, their was only one of those, im just a woodworker with lots of experience,”Experience”= mistake + mistake+ mistake+mistake+ mistake+ mistake…..Im good at them, the only difference between me and you, is i have been at it long enough to learn to avoid them where possible, and how to overcome them when i dont…that simple, this isnt rocket science…” calipers are not allowed” :)

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 03:04 AM

Interesting comment. That is what I tell apprentices when they feel bad about making a mistake. When ever you see anyone that is good a something it is the culmination of a lot of mistakes.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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gbvinc

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 03:25 AM

Cool! Can’t wait to follow along.

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 03:27 AM

Sounds cool!

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 04:32 AM

Charles, I think it is wonderful for you to put this build in this fashion. I definately will be following along.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rsladdwoodworks

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 02:14 PM

thank you for all you do for wood worker’s

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 02:20 PM

I hope for the best, I’ll be following along.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 04:46 PM

...I will try and keep up and thank you!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 01-20-2010 12:15 AM

new blog up and will continue this week… here is the link http://intheworkshop.wordpress.com/

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