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Curly Cherry and B/E Maple Chest

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Project by prime8 posted 1755 days ago 1712 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife last week. I used scrap materiels, and the lid pieces were to short to do tenons. I went the easy route with pocket screws for the top. All the dovetails were cut by hand, and I resawed my own bids-eye maple veneer… If 1/4 inch stock can be called veneer. The stock is 7/8 thick to give it a look of mass. Everything came from rough sawn stock, left over from a false beam job I did a while back.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1755 days ago

Nice wood and dovetails good looking overall

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huff

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#2 posted 1755 days ago

Love that birdseye maple in the top (nice touch). Nice tight dovetails.

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

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#3 posted 1755 days ago

Very nice chest! The woods work very well together and the dovetails look great. Nice job!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 1755 days ago

Dovetails, birdseyes, how many birds died in the making of this chest LOL.

Nice work.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#5 posted 1753 days ago

WOW…hand sawn dovetails. That takes real patience for sure. How did you finish the box? I’m making cherry face frames and raised panel doors and have not decided how to finish them.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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prime8

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#6 posted 1753 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments fellas. The finish is something I learned from Charles Niels a-z video series. I used trace coats of honey amber dye to pull some yellow out of the grain. I left the last coat of honey amber after final sand, and topped with mission brown tinted shellac. 2 coats. seal coat 2 lb mixed with transtint dye. Topped off with 2 coats of wipe on poly.

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