LumberJocks

Massachusetts Tall Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Woodoc posted 04-06-2016 12:59 AM 1534 views 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the case last Sept. at Lonnie Bird’s School in Dandridge TN. Then, spent almost 6 months building the drawers and applying the finish. Taking classes from a master craftsman is undoubtly the fastest way to improve your skills. Starting a new project there in 3 weeks.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien





27 comments so far

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

7704 posts in 2207 days


#1 posted 04-06-2016 01:09 AM

Congratulations on building a jaw dropping heirloom!

Good job!

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

1031 posts in 1197 days


#2 posted 04-06-2016 02:11 AM

Very nice-Beautiful.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

1209 posts in 1264 days


#3 posted 04-06-2016 02:44 AM

outstanding.
There’s been a dearth of stellar ww projects, this fills the void nicely.

Like waho6o9 said…

-- Jeff NJ

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

2742 posts in 2739 days


#4 posted 04-06-2016 03:53 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Wood species and finish schedule, please.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

View deon's profile

deon

2522 posts in 2656 days


#5 posted 04-06-2016 05:42 AM

Classic piece, looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View Jim Rowe's profile

Jim Rowe

955 posts in 1943 days


#6 posted 04-06-2016 08:08 AM

Great piece of furniture. The wood is beautiful.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

View Woodoc's profile

Woodoc

33 posts in 988 days


#7 posted 04-06-2016 11:04 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. Beginners like myself covet encouragement from other woodworkers.

To answer Dark_Lightning: The primary wood is Tiger Maple. It was purchased from Jason Bennet who has a web site Bennettsboards.com

For the finish, I used a water based analine dye (one part JE Moser’s “Honey Amber Maple” with one part “Brown Walnut”). I then applied a liberal coat of boiled linseed oil and let it soak in for several minutes before wiping off. After a week drying time I sealed it with a coat of shellac. Then, I used a dark brown, oil based, glaze I ordered from Mohawk. After that had dried for several days, I applied three top coats of shellac. I rubbed it out with steel wool and Behlens Wool Lube. Finally, gave it a good coat of wax. This entire schedule can be found on Popular Woodworking’s Videos under Glen Huey: Finishes That Pop. The only change I made was a slightly different color.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

View greyspider's profile

greyspider

81 posts in 2554 days


#8 posted 04-06-2016 11:11 AM

Man oh man. That’s simply stunning. Love the tiger maple. Beautiful figure

Thanks for posting

Michael

View RogerBean's profile

RogerBean

1605 posts in 2584 days


#9 posted 04-06-2016 12:12 PM

Nicely done indeed. Lovely piece. Great to see more period pieces here on LJ.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1088 posts in 3438 days


#10 posted 04-06-2016 12:35 PM

It’s stunning . . .

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View david38's profile

david38

3518 posts in 1974 days


#11 posted 04-06-2016 12:59 PM

beautiful

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2631 posts in 3222 days


#12 posted 04-06-2016 06:19 PM

Congrats, That is one beautiful piece of furniture!

-- Dennis Zongker

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

25785 posts in 2497 days


#13 posted 04-06-2016 06:22 PM

Doc, that’s so beautiful that it would take your breath away.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View atogrf1's profile

atogrf1

78 posts in 1994 days


#14 posted 04-06-2016 06:42 PM

INCREDIBLE!!!! Well done indeed!!!!
Beautiful dovetails and finish.

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

1822 posts in 2784 days


#15 posted 04-06-2016 06:48 PM

Phenomenal!
Incredibly well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

showing 1 through 15 of 27 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com