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Project by Ken Dixon posted 1735 days ago 3452 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple Hope Chest. 24 ½” X 18 ½” X 12 ½”. Finished with several coats of hand rubbed shellac and wax. Both boxes are solid maple with mitred corners and walnut accents. The large chest features a bird’s eye maple lid and full mortised lock. The small box is bird peck maple with a miniature padlock.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada





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Don Newton

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#1 posted 1735 days ago

Love the corner accents….nice job! Bird peck Maple…..that’s a new one.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1735 days ago

Nice miter keys pattern.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1735 days ago

That is very beautiful. How do you “hand rub” shellac? Thanks.

Tom

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1735 days ago

Looks great Ken I like the corner details too.
Hey Tom look up french polishing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TD Bridges

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#5 posted 1735 days ago

Fantastic corner details, very original.

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#6 posted 1735 days ago

nice! those are saw-kerf key splines right?

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 1735 days ago

neat design!

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jack

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#8 posted 1735 days ago

Nice work like the corners and the grain matching going all the way around.

-- All about wood..

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1735 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1735 days ago

Very unique design….

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#11 posted 1735 days ago

Very nice. The corner detail is great.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Dudley

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#12 posted 1735 days ago

That’s a beauty. Lots a splines. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#13 posted 1735 days ago

Very nice love the corner accents.
well done!

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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littlecope

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#14 posted 1735 days ago

That’s a beauty, Ken!! Great Job on the Splines!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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huff

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#15 posted 1735 days ago

Ken, That’s awesome detail on both boxes. Love the splines and your choice of woods.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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