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Bridal chest #3: Cover and cedar

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 07-21-2014 08:40 PM 1013 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Side prep, box joints, and assembly Part 3 of Bridal chest series Part 4: The top edge and skirt »

today i got the chest cover routed. This is a simple chest so I did a simple edge. A plain cove.

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I braced the underside of the cover with maple cross pieces. Four recessed screws and glue.

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tapered plugs will fill the screw head holes. I’ll chisel them off and sand them tomorrow after the glue dries.

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I picked up a couple of boxes of aromatic cedar at home depot. Pretty expensive stuff I might add. It’s glued and pin nailed in. the pin nails of course are like pins. they don’t show.

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Next time some finish trim work, skirt, and the piano hinge for the cover… I think. Out of maple for now. Need to pick up a couple of boards.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 09:37 PM

very beautiful, the red cedar ive seen is in a long package and i think around 40 bucks, but im not sure…ive got a local sawyer who has red cedar so i imagine he is cheaper then the box store…great work dan…she will love it, this will be a beautiful family heirloom…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 09:41 PM

Looking good, that will be a beauty.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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jinkyjock

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 12:35 AM

Made some drawers years ago with Cedar of Lebanon lined bottoms.
Aroma was incredible.
Looking good.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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