|Project by cracknpop||posted 08-23-2015 07:20 PM||1164 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Continuing in my tradition of making hope chest/foot locker for graduation gifts, this one is made of red oak. The design is modeled after an antique sea chest my best friend uses as a coffee table. The top is modeled after one used by LJ schroeder ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/6065 ) and is made of 5 panels with tongue and groove joinery. I also added a sliding till modeled after one I had seen in an old tool chest. Half mortise lock and continuous hinge secure the lid.
Had an issue with one of the side panel’s warping ( http://lumberjocks.com/topics/103826 ), but with patience and extra hands during assembly, it pulled out (praise God). I appreciate all the advice and encouragement of fellow LJ’s which kept me from pitching and starting over.
Finished with Zar’s Teak Natural stain, lacquer seal coat, burnt umber glaze stain, lacquer topcoats, and then rubbed out with paste wax.
Overall dimensions are roughly 16” tall, 19 ½” wide, and 37 ½” long. The till was also made of red oak, 3” x 15 3/8” x 16 3/8”.
The smile on my nephew’s face was the result I was looking for.
-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.