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Project by jjempson posted 1570 days ago 1724 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this started out as a way to demostrait to my level 3 joiners how a curved lidded box is made and it spiraled out of controll fromm their.. basic construction is a ply box covered in cedar.. tricky part on the whole part was the lipping that goes up and over the curve. wanted the grain to flow over rather than cutting it out of solid and having short grain going across. so i mitred to thin lengths together and then cut by and all the angle worked from a rod and glued into place. to glue a placed tape over the outer curve and laid it flat and painted a thin coat of pva and rolled it into finished shap and more tape added to hold itsd shape…. then place it in the microwave form 30 seconds on high and it set the glue… then glued the solide curve to the the lid to complete it. finished of with a light polish oil

-- jjempson





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 1570 days ago

Very nice. I like how you commented that your project started out by just showing how a curved lidded box is made and it spiraled out of control from there. I know that feeling. One time I was making a mailbox for my house and I ended up adding a 18×12 deck on the front.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jonathan Szczepanski

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#2 posted 1570 days ago

Very nice. Are you going to attach handles?

-- Jonathan

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jjempson

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#3 posted 1570 days ago

would like to attach handles just have not found any that ui feel would suit,,, suggestions welcome..:)

-- jjempson

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1570 days ago

thayt is deffently a treasure chest a woodworker can understand
very very niiiice
just barryed it down in my backyard and say it´s there and you wont
see my shoes for smoke while i´m running after a backhoe to dig
it up again
don´t bee surpriced if you misse it after a L J has visit your shop

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jjempson

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#5 posted 1570 days ago

lol. i live in a flat so no avaliable garden….:)

-- jjempson

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1570 days ago

I said my backyard so no escuse

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jjempson

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#7 posted 1570 days ago

i will happiy burie it in your guarden….. ps please send the air tickets first…:)

-- jjempson

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1570 days ago

Dang I new there was a catch somewhere

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Richard

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#9 posted 1570 days ago

Very nice indeed, What I really like is how you used the lid for storage space, I have thought of doing this on my round top chests but didn’t think it would work, but your design is intriging. I also like the compartments inside your chest

I agree, handles would be nice, but now days handles that you find in the hardware store are so bland. I think some home made wooden handles would complete your chest. I have experimented on using wooden rings turned on the lathe for some of my handles, I try to find the hardest scrap wood in my shop for this.

Overall your project is appealing to the eye.

p.s. As I was looking at your other projects, I saw the tool box. That is another fine project indeed.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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jjempson

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#10 posted 1570 days ago

thank you alll your coments meen alot…especialy from poeple i have never met.. :)

-- jjempson

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bigike

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#11 posted 1570 days ago

very nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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branch

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#12 posted 1570 days ago

great chest i like it and the carving chisels are not bad ether a place for every thing and everything in its place great job

branch ok

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rsladdwoodworks

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#13 posted 1570 days ago

nice work on the tool box and your kids will fight over this one

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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remy97

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#14 posted 1570 days ago

my dad made me a really nice toy chest that looked like a treasure chest before i was born. i like the chilse chest, i guess i just like the chest idea

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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DoctorDan

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#15 posted 1570 days ago

i like it. a little different.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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