Any one that has read my post knows I ‘m a big fan of Charles Neil. It all started when I was doing a search on the web for a Bombe chest and one of the few results was a video of Charles Neil building a Bombe chest on You Tube I watched with great interest trying to see how this was done but the video was not narrated or was it totally instructional but a very nice abbreviated display of a most beautiful chest on chest being made.
Being obsessed with wood working I then processed to work my way through all of the videos Charles Neil
offered on many subjects. As I hit each subject covered by the video I would thinks that’s very basic subject I know how to do that(being a 20 year professional woodworker), but I watched any how hoping to see more on the Bombe chest. After each video I would find some unique and innovative better and easy and or quicker way to do techniques and operations I’d been doing for years. I never did find more on the Bombe other than the great Bombe’s Charles had on his web site, I had to check that out after seeing all that great stuff on you tube.
All said an done I ordered one after another of Charles how to videos and emailed him frequently and to my joy and surprise would answer with the care and help of a loved family member, Sharing all his great know how whith out hesitation. I’ve come to know him as a super human being caring and helping others in need including cancer patients,friends in great financial need and just plain every day woodworkers including stopping by a teenage beginning woodworkers house just to cheer him.His great wife supporting all of Charles activities which are many every single day. He is not just an expert on woodworking but a master on finishing also. You might wonder If I have some benefit by writing this description of Charles and his work Absolutely o nada nothing . Just the joy that there are good people still doing good things.
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Charles has started a blog on his web site on how to make a Bombe chest on chest, for me a dream come true
I just wanted to make sure all who are interested will check out his blog. I’m already amazed at how he has started another one of our great woodworkers built a Bombe chest that was wonderful but it took him close to 3 weeks to get to were Charles is in two days (with much respect to this other LJ woodworker) Take a look you’ll be amazed how simple Charles can make even complicated pieces like a Bombe chest. Enjoy
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