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Project by szczyglic posted 04-03-2010 07:23 AM 1928 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two almost identical chests I made for two girls as wedding presents. They should be replicas of XVIII century Venetian style chest – do they look like?
I made it of pine wood , stained, painted with clear polyurethan.
Dimentions : W-40”, H-20”, D-16”.

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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#1 posted 04-03-2010 07:34 AM

Excellent work on both boxmaking & carving.

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#2 posted 04-03-2010 07:46 AM

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#3 posted 04-03-2010 08:19 AM

great work on this chest.. nice box making skills combined with carving… looks great…

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#4 posted 04-03-2010 08:51 AM

Nice chest. The hinges should have been coupled rings for that periodbb

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 09:09 AM

Looks wonderful no matter the century to me. Did you carve away the background or glue on the carvings?

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#6 posted 04-03-2010 10:48 AM

Excellent use of applied carvings. Those look great.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 04-03-2010 11:12 AM

They look great and will make wonderful gifts. Very well done.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#8 posted 04-03-2010 12:16 PM

Looks fantastic!! Welcome to Lj. What kind on wood are the carvings?

-- 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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#9 posted 04-03-2010 01:18 PM

Thank you All for your kind comments.
Grzegorz (Greg)

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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#10 posted 04-03-2010 02:30 PM

great work!

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#11 posted 04-03-2010 03:44 PM

Exquisite detail and design. Beautiful chest and outstanding craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#12 posted 04-03-2010 04:28 PM

Extremely well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 06:09 PM

I like them as well, a nice wedding gift they must be very special girls. Thanks for sharing BC

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#14 posted 04-04-2010 04:02 AM

Beautiful work. very nice chests.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#15 posted 04-06-2010 10:39 AM

Beautiful work! I would like to trade ideas wih you if your interested. Truely Beauiful!!!

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