Joiners Chest

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-15-2009 10:44 PM 3310 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Scrap bin project.
Just enough odds & ends (pine & oak) to make a Joiners Chest.
I hate to see the scrap bin stuff go to the burn pile and I’m always looking for a way to use it.

Thanks for looking.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 10:47 PM

Nice enough to double as a coffee table inside.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 10:50 PM

well , it looks like you ” wrecked ” some more scrap!

very nice eric .
wonderfull use of that pesky scrap .

great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 11:29 PM

Nice joiners chest! Just needs some tools in it now

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 08-15-2009 11:31 PM

Hey Eric
Nice chest , what size is it?

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 12:16 AM

That is one nice piece of work! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And…it looks substantial too!
I love the color of the wood…is it stained or just finished with oil?
I wish my scrap bin could turn into something that nice.
Thanks for posting it.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 12:20 AM

I like it … immediately caught my eye

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 12:38 AM

Looks like it should hold a Kapex very nicely! (Running, ducky, and laughing all at once!)

A truly fine, furniture quality Galoot toolbox.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 12:40 AM

Thanks everyone.
It’s getting pretty hard to post anything these days without embarrassment because of the astonishingly beautiful work you all put out. But I sure do get a kick out of monkeying around in the shop.
Jim, the chest is about 35w x 20d x 16.5h.
Ellen, the finish is Minwax Golden Mahogony #209 with paste wax over that.
(I’ve been using wax more these days to appease the boss who complains about the smell from poly and I’m really starting to like it more. It softens the look and makes it very smooth to the touch.)

Thank you all again.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 12:45 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-16-2009 12:56 AM

i like the look of your chest. But man come on!. Its a joiners chest. It would have been a good opportunity to put some hand cut through dovetails on those corners. sorry but maybe I have been reading the roy underhill article in pop woodworking too much lately in the bathroom. I like the dovetails you used on the pine chest in the project section.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#11 posted 08-16-2009 02:35 AM

Eric, thats a nice joiners chest.

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#12 posted 08-16-2009 03:05 AM

Wonderful use of scap, looks like the wood mas made for it.

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#13 posted 08-16-2009 03:46 AM

Great looking chest. very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 08-16-2009 04:14 AM

Nice chest, good use of scraps.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#15 posted 08-16-2009 08:24 AM

Great looking chest. Very sturdy looking. Great color. That stain turned out very nice. The wax is a good idea. It does cut the oder and shines up very nicely. Fantastic use of scraps!

Great chest Keep it up.


P.S. Never be afreaid to post a project. Remeber, you are your own worst critic, and we all love to see each others work.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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