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Project by Dave G posted 10-05-2015 12:45 PM 569 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To record past projects I’m making some posts. I made this five years ago from New Yankee Workshop plans out of cherry and finished with Watco Natural. The dovetails were made, before I learned how to do it myself, with a store-bought jig using my router.

Such projects start with a bunch of panels as you see in the second photo. I used biscuits to help align the panels and bookmatched the edge planing.

I used router setups – all sorts of complicated multi-passes – following Norm’s instructions pretty closely.

The hardware is solid brass from someplace I cannot find in my records.

The oil finish has worked out well. And the wood has darkened significantly such that minor grain differences have receded out of sight. The light colored putty I used to cover brad holes now appears. The second one of these I built I used a pin nailer and did not bother to fill the holes and that is much better.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 01:06 PM

Very nicely done chests…you should be proud.

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 01:14 PM

This is a beautiful piece and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 01:40 PM

Nice work!

-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 04:07 PM

Looks great. This should of been in the top 3.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 04:15 PM

Very nicely made. Well done.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 02:12 AM


You’ve done a fine job on that chest! The cherry is really lovely. One is quite an accomplishment, but making two certainly is commendable.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 10-06-2015 02:19 AM

beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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