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Project by Henry Mowry posted 1658 days ago 1754 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 1658 days ago

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1658 days ago

Hey Henry This is an excellent chest very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1658 days ago

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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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 1658 days ago

Look awesome, great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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kosta

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#5 posted 1658 days ago

looks good

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

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Jason

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#6 posted 1658 days ago

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 1658 days ago

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 1658 days ago

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 1658 days ago

Very very nice looking chest. Excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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spanky46

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#10 posted 1658 days ago

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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Moron

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#11 posted 1658 days ago

Very nicely done.

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

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Lisa_2010

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#12 posted 1629 days ago

Very Nice.

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