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Project by Bram Sibma posted 04-20-2016 04:51 PM 2895 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this box. It was a long run with a lot of pauzes. But for my first more complex build I am very content with the result. There will be fabric where the plywood is showing.

-- Bram Sibma, The Netherlands, http://www.bramsibma.nl





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shipwright

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#1 posted 04-20-2016 05:32 PM

A real beauty Bram, first or not. Very nicely done with the complex shapes and challenging veneers.
Are those initials I see in the marquetry? Looks like A N.

Very good work all around.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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kiefer

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#2 posted 04-20-2016 05:40 PM

Very impressive and outstanding Chest !
Love the shape .
The veneer .wood and hardware along with the marquetry surprise inside are all complimenting each other to perfection !
A few more pictures and more on the material description would be welcome .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Bram Sibma

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 06:12 PM

The initials are a P and a N. The shape is made with thick maple veneer pressed in a form.The inner box is made with plywood. The Walnut veneer I softened with a mixture. After that is was much easier to work with. I intent to soften all my veneers before I work with them. The veneer for the initials (species unknown) was very brittle and I hope that soften it will help a lot.

It was a very learning proces and the experience in this project will help me a lot in new projects.

-- Bram Sibma, The Netherlands, http://www.bramsibma.nl

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 07:44 PM

This piece is absolutely beautiful. It’s a fine design with lots of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 04-20-2016 09:52 PM

Nicely done. Nicely done indeed. The most interesting and attractive “new” shape for a box I’ve seen in a long time. My compliments all round.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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pottz

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#6 posted 04-20-2016 10:41 PM

bram we see a lot of boxes on here and you can get kind of burnt looking at them all,but yours is a littke different and quite refreshing in design,youve done e great job all around.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 04-20-2016 11:42 PM

Man that is a beautiful chest! The inside of the lid really is amazing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 04-21-2016 12:58 AM

Bram, nice job on the box.

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#9 posted 04-21-2016 03:57 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 04-21-2016 12:33 PM

Very nice looking box, sweet design!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 04-21-2016 02:06 PM

That’s so amazing,fantastic work.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 04-21-2016 09:38 PM

A Masterpiece! Great beautiful work all around!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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oldrivers

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#13 posted 04-22-2016 12:25 AM

Super job, you nailed it on all accounts, beautiful.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 08-05-2019 08:24 AM

Interesting shape and well done with the curved veneering.

-- Madburg WA

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