Walnut hope chest for my niece. Incra I-box rocks.

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Project by Ben posted 06-06-2016 03:08 AM 2210 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift for my niece’s high school graduation. She loved it and a few tears of joy were shed. It is made from solid walnut that I had been saving for a special project.

This was my first time using my Incra I-Box. I have another Incra jig that I use for dovetails and small box joints but it is limited by the size of the boards and isn’t suitable for large boxes. The I-Box can handle box joints on a table saw with very large boards.

The chest dimensions are 32” wide 16” tall and 16” deep.

It was my first project with the Rockler torsion hinges. The hinges are pricy but definitely worth it.

I finished it with wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


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#1 posted 06-06-2016 04:37 AM

That’s a really fine looking chest. That walnut is magnificent.

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 07:19 AM

Classic old school design. Awesome massive trunk. I like fingerjoints, walnut looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-06-2016 11:33 AM

Beautiful chest, your niece will forever cherish this heirloom.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 12:12 PM

Beautifully done, thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 01:45 PM

Ben, this is a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 05:11 PM

Nicely done.

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 06:41 PM

I really appreciate all of the kind comments. This was a fun project to build.

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 07:55 PM

I love walnut and this piece looks great. It will be passed down for generations. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#9 posted 06-07-2016 12:07 AM

VERY nice!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-08-2016 03:15 AM

Beautiful!!! I love walnut!!! Great work Ben!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 06-08-2016 07:35 PM

nice work :)

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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#13 posted 06-24-2016 12:00 PM

Beautiful! The joinery turned out nicely. she will cherish this forever.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 08-14-2016 11:58 AM

Very nice chest has inspired me to do one

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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