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My local woodworking club is building a chest of 24 drawers, someone already built the walnut chest and volunteers are making drawer fronts. Each drawer front will be unique. There will hopefully be a few from well known woodworkers. The chest of drawers will be auctioned and the money will be used to teach woodworking to wounded soldiers, an ongoing program we offer. This is my contribution, walnut with American holly, padauk, and copper inlay. The holly was harvested from my yard and air dried. The inlay is 1/8" thick. Most of the work was done with hand tools + a drill press and forstner bit to hog out some waste. The figure is a dulcimer. I kept it simple because this is my first inlay.

UPDATE:

The auction will be at the Klingspor Woodworking Extravaganza in Hickory, NC; Oct 18-19, 2013. I don't know which day yet.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/extravaganza/

Article about the collaborative chest of drawers.

http://klingsporextra.blogspot.com/2013/08/colabortive-art-project-ncwoodworkernet.html

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Great job!

Can you me more info on the auction and how I can support the program?
 

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Derec, I don't have any information on the auction yet but I will let you know.
 

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excellent Rick.
 

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Rick; for your first inlay you did a great job. This is a wonderful cause. The chest is going to be fantastic. Could you post a picture of the chest when it is done,
-don
 

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Very well done. Nice inlay work for first time. Good job for a good program.
 

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Beautiful work Rick. Well done. And for a good cause!
 

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Mike Davis is running this project at ncwoodworker.net
I think he was wanting to start the auction around Sept. 1, but there may be some delays in getting all the parts together.
 

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Your inlay turned out very nice and for an excellent cause!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI
 

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Thanks all. I'll post a picture when the case is finished.
 

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If you like making inlays check out my product line at EZInlays.com I think you will like what you see there… well you will if you like my avatar!!!

I've played around with the idea of making a banjo inlay and already have unreleased designs of musical notes. Cool thing about inlays is anybody who can run a plunge router can make them and the designs are endless!!!

Nice work!!!
 

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great piece, and a chance to create something that matters
post a picture when all the pieces are together.
 

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That's a really nice drawer front! I'm pretty partial to dulcimers anyways, but you really did a nice job with it!
 

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Finished chest of drawers.

 
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