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The 1839 School Chest (Small dovetailed tool chest)

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Project by lumberjoe posted 06-10-2016 05:31 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More details and a link to the plans can be found here

This is the School Chest as described in the book “The Joiner and the Cabinet maker” (Lost Art Press)

This is all handtool work done in clear air dried pine i picked up at a local mill.

The finish is Old Fashioned Milk Paint in the Driftwood color, followed by BLO and wax. As you can see in the 4th picture, the stages of applying a milkpaint finish go from “what have I done!!” to “wow, that looks great” This was a fun project and I will definitely be building another.

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/





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#1 posted 06-10-2016 05:56 PM

Great Joinery!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 08:46 PM

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#3 posted 06-10-2016 11:47 PM

Wonderful! and I love the finish on the paint. Great job!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 02:12 AM

Nice dovetail joinery! I love picking out boards at a local small mill. They love it when I bring along something I’ve made from the wood I bought from them.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 07:06 AM

I like the colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-11-2016 01:10 PM

Very nicely done. I love the milk paint, it looks so authentic.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 01:36 PM

Excelent work ,looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 07-27-2016 04:43 AM

Very late to the party. I was really busy with classes when you posted this.
Very nice work especially the long series of dovetails in softwood….. very crisp indeed.
Well done. ...... Oh yes, I did notice the bag of glue in the bottom of the chest. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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