Mini Hope Chest - Cherry

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 06-16-2007 04:01 AM 2027 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is for my youngest daughter who is 17. It’s made of solid cherry 5/8 thick. It’s ~ 23” x 12” x12”. The Leigh Jig is great and cuts very well once you get it set up. it also gave my a good excuse to buy 2 new routers. There is a matching one made with walnut for my 19 year old.

These are prototypes for full size hope chests. I have the wood glued up for these 2 months ago but got distracted making some other projects including some bowls on my lathe.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-16-2007 04:13 AM

Great looking chests. They almost look full size but maybe a great magazine storage.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-16-2007 04:27 AM

These really came out nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-16-2007 01:53 PM

so beautiful. Very nice job.

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#4 posted 06-17-2007 01:47 PM

Did you turn the bun feet, too? Superb work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 06-18-2007 01:24 AM

Bob -

Very nice chests. I love cherry. I bet the full sze version will be heavy! What is your finish schedule? The dovetails look great.


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#6 posted 07-04-2007 08:04 AM

Bob, you do very nice work. Too big to be a small box, though. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 07-04-2007 02:36 PM

lol I think Don loves SMALL BOXES lol :D

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#8 posted 07-04-2007 06:42 PM

Great job Bob. They look great, and the dovetails came out wonderful.

I think Don loves all boxes, just he loves small ones more.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 07-06-2007 11:44 AM

I hadn’t looked at it that way before, Bill, but I think you are correct.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 01:19 AM


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