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Project by Henry Mowry posted 01-10-2010 04:41 AM 1807 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design appeared in Wood magazine, February/March 2005. Finally got around to making it for my daughter!

Happy with the construction details; it represents some of my best craftsmanship. I’ll not talk about the errors if you won’t!

Red oak. Mahogany gel stain from Min Wax was used; my first time using gel stain. It was easy to use, and did hold in place on vertical surfaces. Definitely easier to apply on this project than regular stain would have been.

Used the Rockler hinges that hold the lid in place as it is opened … no need for a locking arm in addition to the hinge. I used the formula on the package of the hinges, and the hinges should have had more spring than required, but work just fine. That’s a nice upgrade, I believe.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com





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darrenjttu

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 04:52 AM

Looks great! Does anybody still have the plans for this?

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 04:56 AM

Hey Henry This is an excellent chest very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 04:56 AM

Looks good from here! Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 04:57 AM

Look awesome, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 05:20 AM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Jason

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 06:39 AM

I don’t see any errors to speak of Henry. Fantastic job!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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dorran

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 07:31 AM

Form and function. Very nice.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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Richard

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 07:47 AM

Very nice, I like the finish and overall design. I am thinking of building a chest similar to yours, but I want to put handles on it. The problem is, what handles would work on a chest like this. I also like how the corner posts flare out.

Nice job

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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woodworm

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 10:38 AM

Very very nice looking chest. Excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 02:42 PM

Very nice! I bet she loved it! It will be an heirloom!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 03:21 PM

Very nicely done.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#12 posted 02-08-2010 08:07 AM

Very Nice.

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