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Project by griff posted 1728 days ago 1558 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Here is another chest. As you can see I like to make things twice or some times thrice. I try to improve on the second and third ones, some times that fails. This was made from a board that came in with a pack of maple I bought for a set of cabinets. There was only one board that had figure in the pack. I laid the board aside for time enough to build this chest.
Stained with American chestnut and several coats of satin lacquer. I really enjoy building these small boxes and chest. Maybe it will be easy on your eyes and not so hard to look at, Hope you enjoy it, thanks for looking.

It is 20” long 12 1/2 ” wide and around/about 12” tall

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none





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jaydub

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#1 posted 1728 days ago

First off – thrice is perhaps my favorite word.

More importantly – beautiful work. Nothing I like more than finding the piece that you know you’ll use for something, when the right inspiration comes.

I haven’t taken the care that I should with the insides of the chests I’ve made – thanks for showing me the payoff that the extra TLC provides.

- jw

-- someday I'll work more in my shop than on my shop

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Marc5

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#2 posted 1728 days ago

Very nice – I really like the chestnut stain on the figured maple and rest assured it is easy on the eyes.

-- Marc

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jim1953

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#3 posted 1728 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 1728 days ago

Griff, Awsome job again. I love your work it is great. Thanks

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#5 posted 1728 days ago

I especially love the beautiful wood grain on the maple. Nice design too.

Take care,
Jim

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 1728 days ago

First of all I love your name, all the old war movies had a Griff in it. Beautiful chest, If I had it to do over I would have made my daughters hope chest to look just like that. Great job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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griff

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#7 posted 1728 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments, glad yall like it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1728 days ago

Griff, this is a nice piece. You certainly saved a good looking piece of lumber for its construction.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1728 days ago

Nice job with a beatiful piece of lumber. I really like the feet.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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woodbutcher

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#10 posted 1728 days ago

Hey Griff,
Nice sturdy looking chest. The maple does have some beautiful figure. I’m with CarlieM1958, my favorite feature is the bracket feet. Where is our model with this piece of furniture? Keep on keeping on.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#11 posted 1728 days ago

Awsomer figure. Great chest

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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BarbS

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#12 posted 1718 days ago

Griff-
I came to your page because of your “look at my work; it’s obvious I don’t know what I’m talking about” comment. This is lovely…what a nice find in your pack of maple, and what a great use of it! I’ll be looking for other comments by you. And sarcasms!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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woodchic

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#13 posted 1677 days ago

Very nice chest, I love the wood you used.

AKA…........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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