Friday, February 3, 2012

Whodunit?


Isn't it WONDERFUL! I am having a horrible time finding out who made this fantastic tool box. If you know please leave a comment. I tried to enlarge the photo so you can see it better. There are so many excellent tools inside the box to see. I assume many of them work, looking at that pencil.

UP DATE
Thank you to those who let me know (at record speed) who made this. Here is the link to read more about William Robertson's tool box... www.toolchest-site.com/5/william-robertson-miniature-tool-chest/

Thank you to Karin Corbin for this link... You don't want to miss it!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.finewoodworking.com/AudioSlideshow/31688/index.asp?slideshow=31688

26 comments:

  1. Catherine, try changing this imbedded comment box to a full page. It made a difference for me. Plus i am using Firefox and have no trouble posting to your blog.

    As for the box, I HAVE seen it somewhere else but I do not recall where...sorry. :o(

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  2. This will tell you about the artisan, William Roberts...
    http://www.toolchest-site.com/5/william-robertson-miniature-tool-chest/

    Do you know you can search Google by image now?

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  3. Wow! That's AMAZING!!!!!!
    I found this...

    http://woodworkessence.com/?p=671

    This miniature masterpiece is made by William R. Robertson from Kansas City, United States.

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  4. Thank you so much ladies for telling me. I wanted to be able to give the person that made it credit. This piece is a perfect example of why I love miniatures.

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  5. Catherine, we met Bill, ie William Robertson at the Chicago Show. He teaches at the IGMA school in Castine and other East Coast venues as well as in Denmark.

    Here is a pod cast with slideshow where he is talking about his work.
    http://www.finewoodworking.com/AudioSlideshow/31688/index.asp?slideshow=31688

    Bill is a collector of antique tools, both power and hand tools.

    He is very involved with the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum and his home is very close to the museum.

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    1. you know how much I love this tool chest!

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  6. That is just so exquisite Catherine....can you imagine, 1000 hours to make this.....amazing!!!!

    Linda x

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  7. He certainly is very talented! I've never seen anything like it. I must go back and see what else he has. Thank you for the site. I have no trouble reaching you. I'm with Firefox.

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  8. Catherine, he is a wonderful teacher, I took his making hinges class at Guild School last year and this year I will be doing his turned brass bed
    http://www.igma.org/guild_school/2012_classes/48_robertson.html

    He uses Mopane wood a lot as he did for the chest (that is where I heard of it for the first time),when I heard the name I knew it must be a South African wood as some of our native people love to eat fried "Mopani" caterpillars EEEEEKKK!!!!! and I thought surely there must be a connection, the worms feed on the leaves on the tree, hence my decision to use the wood for my sewing tables.

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  9. A MA ZING Cannot say anything else.

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  10. It's breath taking!!

    So much skill and patients involved, never mind complete dedication.

    I look forward to checking out Williams sight. Thank you for sharing.

    Fiona

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  11. Omg it certainly is amazing! such details! wow!
    I know him though. I stumbled upon his work a while ago and was blown away by his work!

    When I see such kind of work I feel I need to work harder ^^

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  12. Wow, amazing breathtaking work, so detailed. Going over to his sites now, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  13. Karin,
    I remember meeting Bill not just in 2010 but loooooooog before that. I just haven't seen any of his work in 20 years.

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  14. yes!! He makes fabulouse things.

    Thanx for sharing.

    Greetings, Alexandra

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  15. Amazing miniature! Thanks for show it and sharing the link.
    Hugs

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  16. So wonderful you shared this !! Amazing!

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  17. Well I don't have to tell you how wonderful Bill's work is. This tool chest is fantastic. My favourite is the architect's classroom he made many years ago.
    I met Bill when I was a scholarship student in Castine a few years ago. I didn't take his class then because I was afraid my skill levels would not be adequate enough. Oh well, maybe one day I will have another chance.

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  18. I did not know Bill and am glad to find his fantastic works and the info here!! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Peiwen

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  19. "Award" for...you!!!
    http://diariovittoriano-blanche.blogspot.com/2012/02/grazieluisa-grazieelvira.html

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  20. Holy cow!!! What a wonderful piece- I want it!!

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