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Project by unkwood posted 01-14-2010 12:30 AM 2172 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest was made in Manchester, CT at a class in the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. I gave this chest to my granddaughter. The finish was several coats of waterlox ,covered by several coats of shellac. The hinge in the middle allows the llid to stay in any position you leave it in so you can’t get hurt by it falling on you.

-- Carl

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 12:48 AM

That is a beauty!!! Nice tiger maple!

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 12:58 AM

man, that is pretty.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 01:22 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 01:44 AM

Homerun on the wood and project.

-- Jim

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 02:06 AM

so beautiful a great build thanks for sharing.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 02:23 AM

Very nice, what kind of finish did you use? I like the maple and how it turned out with the finish on it. I have built maple chests but I never quite got the finish right to my liking.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 02:26 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 02:47 AM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 03:22 AM

DANG, is that nice or what! Woo-hooooo.
A classy looking chest that is sure to please for generations.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 03:59 AM

Thats beautiful, very nice job. Maple and cherry alway look good together.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 04:12 AM

That’s incredible !!

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 06:04 AM

very nice

-- Duane, Ohio

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#13 posted 01-14-2010 01:14 PM

What a great looking chest. Gota love that curly maple.
I’m with Richard, What kind of finish did you use to acheive that color?

Great Job.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#14 posted 01-18-2010 12:12 AM

Nice job Unk. Looking forward to getting together with yourself and Neil so we can make a few more things to post.


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#15 posted 02-15-2010 05:29 PM

well pays to go to school.very nice

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