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Solid Cherry Hope Chest for my Granddaughters

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Project by cvalley posted 09-07-2015 11:08 PM 1087 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Built two of these for my Granddaughters.
This was my first attempt at making bracket feet. I did the coves on my table saw using the channel method. I’m very happy with the results. Lots of sanding but it was worth it.





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gsimon

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#1 posted 09-08-2015 12:57 AM

love the feet and the trim – amazing job and a wonderful gift

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 12:52 PM

Wow! Those are really pretty. What a great gift.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#3 posted 09-08-2015 02:24 PM

Color and finished look great. What type of wood did you use?

-- Julian

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Pointer

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#4 posted 09-08-2015 09:40 PM

Very nice. They will certainly be enjoying these for the rest of their lives.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#5 posted 09-08-2015 10:31 PM

Beautiful chests.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 10:53 PM

Will be family heirlooms no doubt! Beautiful!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 09-09-2015 12:05 AM

Building one of these would be an impressive bit of woodworking. Two of these masterpieces is WOW-worthy! That finish is amazing from here.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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cvalley

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#8 posted 09-09-2015 06:24 AM


Color and finished look great. What type of wood did you use?

- Julian

Hi Julian. I used rough cut Cherry for the sides, front and back, all moldings and a two inch trim up to a shadow line on the top. All milled with a Grizzly GO490X Jointer and a Grizzly GO435PX 15” Planer both Grizzly’s have Spiral cutters. The remainder of the wood is A-grade 3/4” Cherry plywood for the center of the top.
Finish was General Finishes Enduro-Var Semi Gloss Water Based Urethane, I use a Fuji MM-3 HVLP Spray system with a number 4 tip. Can be seen in my workshop link.
Thanks,
Clare

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