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Mini Hope Chest - Cherry

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 2593 days ago 1668 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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Karson

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#1 posted 2593 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#2 posted 2593 days ago

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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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2593 days ago

so beautiful. Very nice job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2592 days ago

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

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#5 posted 2592 days ago

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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Don

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#6 posted 2575 days ago

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

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2575 days ago

lol I think Don loves SMALL BOXES lol :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#8 posted 2575 days ago

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, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Don

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#9 posted 2573 days ago

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

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Robert Smith

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#10 posted 2393 days ago

I LOVE THE LOOK OF CHERRY GREAT JOB!!!!!

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net

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