Maple Hope Chest

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Project by Ken Dixon posted 10-27-2009 06:15 PM 6403 views 9 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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#1 posted 10-27-2009 06:23 PM

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

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 06:38 PM

Nice miter keys pattern.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 06:40 PM

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


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#4 posted 10-27-2009 06:46 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 07:05 PM

Fantastic corner details, very original.

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 07:10 PM

nice! those are saw-kerf key splines right?

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 07:28 PM

neat design!

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 07:41 PM

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

-- All about wood..

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#9 posted 10-27-2009 07:45 PM

Nice work!

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#10 posted 10-27-2009 08:36 PM

Very unique design….

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

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#11 posted 10-27-2009 09:35 PM

Very nice. The corner detail is great.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 10-27-2009 10:11 PM

That’s a beauty. Lots a splines. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#13 posted 10-27-2009 10:20 PM

Very nice love the corner accents.
well done!

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#14 posted 10-27-2009 11:07 PM

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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#15 posted 10-28-2009 02:37 AM

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

-- John @

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