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Project by Eric in central Florida posted 01-12-2009 02:56 AM 2380 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a BIG pile of Pine that a place by my work was going to discard, so I decided to take it and make some chests for friends as a little “after Christmas” present.

They are 35WX14DX14H. They will have a small sliding till and brass hardware.
I’m going to make different sizes but this is one of the larger ones.

The finish is Varathane Golden Mahogany #233 and two coats of poly.

Not even close to some of the beautiful projects some of our members have posted lately, but I’m having fun.

Thanks for looking.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





19 comments so far

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 03:04 AM

Great dovetails, dandy chest, fine project

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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LesB

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#2 posted 01-12-2009 03:16 AM

These types of chests are always so useful. I used them when I still tent camped to keep my gear in. They were passed on to my kids. Now I have a warm dry truck mounted camper (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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scottb

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#3 posted 01-12-2009 03:43 AM

nice save, and great chest!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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scrappy

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#4 posted 01-12-2009 03:49 AM

Beutifull work! Nice save on the throw away wood.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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RobH

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#5 posted 01-12-2009 04:14 AM

Hey, don’t put work like that down too much. Those dovetails look great, and I love the color of the finish. I wish I had the time to make me something like that.

Keep up the good work and keep posting projects.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#6 posted 01-12-2009 04:14 AM

Great job recycling that pine, and great dovetails, how’d you do them: machine or hand?

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 01-12-2009 04:18 AM

Before I read the other comments, my thoughts were exactly what everyone has said: Great joints and great score on the free wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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daltxguy

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#8 posted 01-12-2009 05:00 AM

Beauty dovetails, mate. What could be better than making a nice piece out of recycled wood? What the heck where they thinking throwing it out anyway…

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 01-12-2009 05:41 AM

Thats a nice chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#10 posted 01-12-2009 06:21 AM

Great use of salvage materials. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SteveKorz

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#11 posted 01-13-2009 03:49 AM

Nice job… I love a good wood score! I like it even better when it gets turned into a great project like that! Your joints look great… nice work.

Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 01-17-2009 02:07 AM

Nice job Woodwrecker.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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lew

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#13 posted 01-27-2009 05:13 AM

Gorgeous Work and Super Dovetails!!

Good Luck in the contest.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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michaelray

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#14 posted 03-02-2009 07:59 PM

Great job and nice save on the free wood. Free wood is what caused me to start woodworking in the first place. My company was always throwing away pine boards and it seemed like such a waste so I decided to put it to some use. I still remember building a bookcase with nothing but a hammer, nails, and a wooden miter box.

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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Bob

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#15 posted 05-01-2009 03:55 AM

looks like you got that dovetail joint down pat….looks great Eric

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