Cherry Chest for Fundraiser

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Project by sawmillman posted 03-27-2016 12:40 PM 1301 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chest and donated it to a Relay for Life Cancer fundraising auction. It is solid cherry with a cypress bottom and red cedar lining on the bottom interior. It has solid brass hardware and hand cut dovetails. The finish is 3 coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly. My dovetails are a work in progress but I am too stubborn to give up on them! The plan I used is from Fine Woodworking magazine. It was designed for a toolbox but I thought it looked good enough for a blanket chest.

-- I thought you said there was no metal in this log !!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 02:02 PM

great build

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 02:46 PM

nicely done and way to go for the charity!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 04:53 PM

That’s a great build! You did a great job!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 05:13 PM

That is a very nice looking cherry chest.

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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#5 posted 03-28-2016 03:52 AM

Great job.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#6 posted 03-28-2016 02:18 PM

great job

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 01:58 AM

That will get a nice amount

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