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Project by Hartworks posted 06-14-2014 05:44 AM 980 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I must say thanks to fellow Lumberjock, “Cracknpop”, he posted a build of this hope chest and gave me the design idea to follow. So I can’t take credit for the design, just the build.

I built the framework out of dark walnut and the panels out of soft maple. My first use of the Festool Domino joiner on this project and I must say I really dig it. Precise and simple to use, yet a good strong joint. What I really liked is I used rail and stile and could still use a domino to connect the two for additional strength.

I also used my bandsaw a great deal, re-sawing the maple for the panels. Really got my feet wet learning how to resaw material and glue up thinner pieces and how to book match. I only book matched the front center panel, kinda had a groovy grain pattern.

There is no photo but I lined the inside with Aromatic Cedar. Finished the project with 1 coat of General Finishes Seal A Cell and 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. All in all I am very happy with the results. This was my first “real” piece of furniture.

-- Gary, California





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-14-2014 05:46 AM

Beautiful work. Heirloom for sure.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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majuvla

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#2 posted 06-14-2014 06:30 AM

Beautiful chest!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 06-14-2014 08:17 AM

Gary, I like the look here. Nice work. The curves in the top rail and the base really pick up the design and are a delight to the eye. Wish you had included a picture of the inside and the shelf or lift out, if it has one. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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hotncold

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 01:43 PM

Beautiful work and I agree with Boxguy, the curves really accent the piece. This type of post encourages me to try a “real” piece of furniture!!
Thanks

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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triviasteve

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 02:26 PM

beautiful chest!!!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 02:35 PM

Excellent build ,looks fantastic.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 02:52 PM

Very nicely done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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cracknpop

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 12:09 PM

Nice job. Thanks for posting the pics. I am sure whoever you built this for loves it!

-- Rick

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