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Project by BigBard posted 04-11-2009 04:54 AM 2249 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired from fine woodworking and Dave from Lumberjocks “Red Oak Chest”. My skills weren’t quite ready to take a chest of this magnitude, especially with the 3 degree tilt. I need to figure out how to keep the glue off the plywood, because I was unable to remove it. I used Congolo Alves (tigerwood) because I found a bunch in a dumpster near work, the finish is Tung oil.

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#1 posted 04-11-2009 05:00 AM

Absolutely beautiful. I really like it. To think that you actually found material in a dumpster that I would have to pay an arm and a leg for…goose bumps…WOW!!

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 04-11-2009 05:07 AM

Goncalo alves in the dumpster??!!

Nice job!

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

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#3 posted 04-11-2009 05:15 AM

Looks mighty fine to me…nice job !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 04-11-2009 05:18 AM

Looks good, your skills should be ready pretty soon :-))

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

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#5 posted 04-11-2009 05:57 AM

Well I found quite a bit of boards around 3 feet x 4 inches but most where around 15inches. I ruined most of the good boards making bad cuts, and had to go buy new ones from the lumber yard. It was on sale for 5.75 a board foot (roughly $60 bucks).

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#6 posted 04-11-2009 07:27 AM

Very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-11-2009 03:00 PM

Add me to the list of people that like it. Nice work and good save of the lumber.

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

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#8 posted 04-12-2009 01:23 AM

Great work, and recovery of lost treasures. Good to know I’m not the only one diging in dumpsters!

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

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#9 posted 04-12-2009 03:53 AM

There must be at least 3 now. My little brother told me today he is hanging some nice wooden bifold doors he found in a dumpster :-)

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

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Rob W

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#10 posted 04-13-2009 04:56 PM

Beautiful. Where exactly did you say that dumpster was located (LOL)

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#11 posted 04-16-2009 08:00 PM

Add me to the list of people that want the dumpster location… (and the people who like the chest).

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Peter Oxley

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#12 posted 04-16-2009 08:06 PM

Tigerwoods? Doesn’t he play golf or something?

This is a very nice chest! Great find on the wood!

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#13 posted 02-27-2010 12:46 AM

No, Tigerwoods plays the women apparently…
nice design on the box…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 02-27-2010 02:26 AM

I think he ended up in the rough with a big penalty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 02-27-2010 02:28 AM

Great Job Big

-- Custom furniture

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