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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-01-2009 04:37 PM 2220 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This thirteen drawer chest is made out of some thirty year old walnut from the clients family farm. All the drawers are walnut and dovetailed with blumotion soft close undermount slides. All surfaces are handplaned and scrapped. The chest was then bleached and dye stained and glazed to get an aged look.

Thanks for having a look!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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woodworm

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 04:53 PM

Great work and excellent result.
Can you estimate (if no log book) man/hrs. spent for the construction only (excluding designing & finishing)?
I thing it involved alot of work. You did it and you did excellently!
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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isetegija

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 05:05 PM

A very beautiful piece, well done.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Tom Landon

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 05:23 PM

Very attractive. It’s hard to imagine some one moving this out from the wall to clean or recover something that’s fallen behind. Just the hardware alone would be a load.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-01-2009 05:27 PM

This is a gorgeous piece, Les. It is nicely antiqued as well which gives the piece a lot of character.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-01-2009 05:43 PM

Another exceptional piece of work. Just wonderful!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 05:49 PM

Simply amazing Les…............. I can’t believe how many different types of cabinet and furniture pieces you make. And they are all fantastic pieces. Great job on this one too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 05:58 PM

woodworm, There is around 95 hours it this piece, which includes time re-sawing the large timbers the provided to build it out of.

Thanks everyone for your comments!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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woodworm

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 06:05 PM

Thanks Les for the additional info.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 06:54 PM

Another nice project Les. Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 02-01-2009 07:36 PM

super fine.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 09:58 PM

Very beautiful piece of work thanks for posting.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 02-02-2009 12:27 AM

Just, Thanks for sharing with us your awesome ability to work with wood. Loving it!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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griff

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#13 posted 02-02-2009 12:29 AM

This is a beauty Les, you did another very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 02-02-2009 02:17 AM

Les, wow excellent job that piece looks like its been sitting there thirty years. The finish job is exceptional you did them proud to get it to come out so sweat. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 02-02-2009 04:46 AM

Beautiful piece as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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