Hope Chest

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Project by cbell posted 03-09-2015 08:55 PM 1835 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Hope Chest that I built about a year and a half ago for my Favorite Little Girl’s 17th Birthday. The chest is all Cherry except the bottom which is unfinished Aromatic Cedar. This was my first time using Dovetail Joinery. The only metal in the chest is hinges and lock. No screws or nails. (Please note: The writing on the heart has been intentionally edited out).

-- Chris, Newnan, GA

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 11:47 PM

Chris Welcome aboard. A very nice project and I am sure put to great use and be around for a long time to come. Look forward to seeing more.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 01:04 AM

Excellent piece and I am sure she loves it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 12:07 PM

I “hope” she enjoys it for years to come. Great job, I really like it.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 12:26 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I think she was very happy with it.

-- Chris, Newnan, GA

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 03:35 PM

Very nice, I made my daughter one too. Hopefully your daughter loves it as much as mine does.

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 04:21 PM

This turned out beautifully. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 06:48 PM

TechTeacher04, I went on and looked at the one you made for your daughter. Beautiful. Nice work.

-- Chris, Newnan, GA

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#8 posted 03-10-2015 08:59 PM

Very nice work, Chris. I have a soft spot in my heart for any project built for our children. (I’ve done a few for my young-uns also.) But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the craftsmanship in what you’ve done. Beautiful!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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