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Small keepsake chest

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Project by poopiekat posted 1700 days ago 2104 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A chest I made for my wife’s birthday; the top is laminated from various species, primarily maple with walnut and mahogany accents. This was made with hand-cut dovetails, as a 6-sided cube, then the lid was carefully sawn off. We needed a place for all those mementos of our travels, sea shells, pine cones, old coins, and souvenirs of all kinds. There is room in the lid for a photo album and other papers. As a till I was finally able to use up some old unfinished box projects which were the product of an old box-joint fixture I made out of the X-Y axis of an old optical comparator and a indexing lead screw. The finish is 6 coats of hand-rubbed poly. Hope you like it!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!





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littlecope

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#1 posted 1700 days ago

Nice Job, Dave!! A box full of Great Memories!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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clieb91

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#2 posted 1699 days ago

Ok.. I could of sworn I posted to this last night.
But alas…
Very nice looking box and I like the smaller size of it.
CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Richard

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#3 posted 1699 days ago

I like the layout of the insides, very nice compartments for nicknacks. I also make chests and I tend to build them whole and then saw the lid off on the tablesaw. I remember my first few attempts when I didn’t have the tablesaw fence completely locked down and my lid would be uneven by a 1/4 of an inch.

I like the different species of wood on top of the lid. Overall a nice looking project where you can keep those treasured souvenirs.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1699 days ago

Good looking work and nice balance with the dovetails. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#5 posted 1699 days ago

Nice work!! Looks Great!

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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FenceWorkshop

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#6 posted 1699 days ago

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lou

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#7 posted 1543 days ago

love it. way to go

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