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Arched Top Heirloom Chest

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Project by AlGar posted 03-23-2017 04:09 PM 1272 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Heirloom chest for one of my grandsons. My son-in-law asked if I had ever made an arch top chest, which I hadn’t. This was a challenge to make. The arch top is a full floating panel and the chest is white ash and hickory. Here is a walnut jewelry armoire I made for a neighbors wife for Christmas. Another heirloom chest for another grandson. I made this out of red oak and it matches his bedroom furniture.

-- Ohio Alan





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-23-2017 04:29 PM

Hi Al Welcome to Ljs glad to have you join the fun. That’s one great looking arch top chest your grandsons have to love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Andre

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 04:48 PM

Welcome to LJs, Nice looking chest, end rails bent or sawn curved?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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MrLaughingbrook

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 06:04 PM

Very nice. More pictures please.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-23-2017 07:28 PM

This is a beautiful chest. You have done a wonderful job on this project. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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AlGar

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 08:15 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I posted four more pictures of two other projects.

The end rails of the arch top chest are actually cut on with a router. It was impossible to configure them as needed any other way. The top panel edges and end rail panel pockets are also cut using a router with a curved fence. As I said, this arch top chest was a challenge.

MrLaughingbrook – I have other arch top chest in-process pictures, but I don’t know what you wish to see.

-- Ohio Alan

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Bobsboxes

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#6 posted 03-23-2017 10:51 PM

Welcome, all very nice work.really nice chests.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 03-24-2017 04:43 AM

+beautiful project, other projects are magnificent too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 03-24-2017 10:42 AM

You do great work

-- Petey

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JimInNM

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#9 posted 03-24-2017 03:26 PM

MY oh MY, you do beautiful work. Are you a professional wood worker or a hobbyist? hopefully my day will come and I will be able to make things this nice. Welcome aboard

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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WhattheChuck

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#10 posted 03-25-2017 03:22 AM

Hi Alan,

Nice work! Don’t hesitate to add projects instead of ganging up three in one entry. Lets people search and find them more easily. Keep up the great work!

Chuck

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#11 posted 03-25-2017 02:32 PM

they all look grat

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