Hope chest twins

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Project by Rogue posted 2012 days ago 2795 views 21 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tough lookin fella came into the shop. In a grough sandy voice he said “I’m looking for some hope chests for my grand daughters”. What a contrast between burly and pressious all from one man:-) Anyhoo this is the result of that day. Two hope chests out of some absolutly incredible silver maple sawn in the walla walla WA area! The tops are book matched (of course). They’re trimmed in walnut and the inside boxes are finger joined. This is one of my favorite projects to date.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 2011 days ago

Those are beautiful, the wood and the work.

-- It is, what it is.

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#2 posted 2011 days ago

And whhat lovely projects they are! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#3 posted 2011 days ago

Very nicely done! I love the design!

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

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#4 posted 2011 days ago

love the look of the silver maple and walnut!

Stunning pieces and a great gift for the young ladies.

I have favorited your project and if you don’t mind I may steal some of your design detaisl as I am looking to build similar hope chests for the young ladies in my own house.

Great job and Thanks for sharing

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#5 posted 2011 days ago

Very nice design and execution.
Happen to have any partslists, drawings etc?
I’ve GOT to get one of these done for my daughter and something always keeps pushing it back.
I’m closer than I’ve ever been but not there yet ~

-- CaptnA - "When someone hurts you, write it in the sand so the winds of forgiveness will scatter the memory... "

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#6 posted 2011 days ago

Wonderful Job on those Hope chests…
I with Cap, I was wondering if I could get a close up pic of the inside boxes and how they are supported, I would like to try making one of these for my son in local TX Pecan and Walnut..

Thanx for the post!

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#7 posted 2011 days ago

Nice work. They are beautiful !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 2011 days ago

I’ve been thinking abut doing a hope chest for my granddaughter for a year or so. Now, I know what they are supposed to look like! Very nice. Is the top reinforced with plywood?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 2011 days ago

Great wood choice.

-- R

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#10 posted 2011 days ago

These are really special…. not your run-of-the-mill hope chests.

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

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#11 posted 2011 days ago

Great design and beautiful wood. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 2011 days ago

Me too, great design and great wood selection. Fabulous twins! The details are terrific, beautiful and subtle. Really cool project. Love seeing your work.

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

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#13 posted 2011 days ago

Wow Those are beautiful. Love that grain in the silver maple.
thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 2011 days ago

Great job on these!!!!!!! They are really beautiful, nice detail work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 2011 days ago

Very nice!!!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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