Journey Chest for My Brother

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Project by Rob posted 12-08-2014 03:19 PM 1623 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
It’s been a while!

This is a “Journey Chest” I made for my elder brother. This is a chest which would contain information about how your life progressed and unfolded by selecting items from your life’s journey for successive generations to read’

All of us progress through life performing feats of great merit, which we never see as that great. This box allows collection of evidence of the struggles we all go through to make life seem easy to our families. It gives us presence in the lives of future generations.

I have made one each for my two elder brothers and in the fullness of time. one for me and my wife.

This box is 750mm long x 420mm wide and 450mm deep. It contains seven trays which can be used in any way the owner decides to store his/her information.

The timbers are:

Carcass and most of the trays: Beautifully figured and grained Tasmanian Blackwood
Long tray which spans the interior length of the chest: Quilted Tasmanian Myrtle.
Lid panels: Black Heart Sassafras showing a beautiful pattern.

Hardware: Hinges and lid stays are solid English brass.

Hope you enjoy the pics.




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#1 posted 12-08-2014 04:28 PM

Cool idea and nice job on the chest

(Now I will be humming “Don’t stop believing…” for the rest of the day)

-- Alex

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 04:35 PM

That is fantastic looking! And I love the idea of it’s use.

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 07:31 PM

Awesome I love the wood grain

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 02:38 AM

super looking chest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 11:34 PM

Excellent piece Rob

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 01-01-2019 07:40 AM

Very like a Seaman’s chest (old time Sailors), kept everything they owned in them. Lovely job!

-- You live to serve the ship, row well, and live!

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