Period jewelry chest

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Project by ELCfinefurniture posted 01-23-2012 07:40 AM 2115 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After realizing the one piece of woodworking I had made for my wife wound up getting sold to a customer I felt that our one year aniversary was the perfect time to make a new piece. I wanted to really focus on hand skills for this piece as my journey at NBSS is a mere two weeks or so away.
It is solid walnut with poplar as the secondary wood. The case is all hand dovetailed together, The crown molding was entirely hand shaped and the panel on the front door was raised by hand as well as the back which is a solid poplar raised panel.The door panel has a Bubinga Diamond inlaid in it. I accented the Walnut crown with a BE Maple beading. The interior drawer has a HIGHLY figured Walnut face (Which was very difficult to hand plane I might add) and this is also hand dovetailed, half blind in the front and through in the back.
Its finished with Shellac and Wax. This piece is very period inspired.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 09:38 PM

Very Nice. I especially like the advil in it…lol
Obviously, you put a lot of time and patience into your aniversary gift.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 02:15 AM

Wonderful work.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 02:52 AM

I’ve been wanting to build something like this as practice for a larger traditional piece. Very envious of your time at NBSS! Keep us updated!

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 12:33 AM

Coopman, thanks for posting. Make sure to post your fuiture projects from NBSS for us to see.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 12:53 PM

I really like this small piece. It really shows craftmanship.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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