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Project by wlhutch posted 05-31-2010 05:33 AM 4432 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small chest was built from one spalted maple board. The box is 8 1/2” x 17”. This was a learning exercise in making ogee bracket feet- a first attempt. I started with a drawing, made a pattern and cut the shapes. The ogee was cut on the bandsaw after the two pieces were glued with a spline.

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This wood is difficult to finish because of blotching, so I tried a new product called Blotch Control from Charles Neil. I wanted to keep the wood looking natural so a simple oil/varnish blend was used after the blotch treatment. Then a garnet shellac was applied with a sprayed top coat of WB lacquer. I can tell you that I didn’t have the least problem with blotching and even the end grain didn’t go darker.

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The box was dovetailed and the bottom was rabbeted in place. A base was constructed from the molding that the feet are attached. Next time I will skip the base and use the bottom by applied molding or having wider stock.

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I chose a whimsical font for the inlay in keeping with the fun nature of this wood.

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 05:37 AM

Excellent box. Love the bracket feet

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 05:38 AM

A wonderful keepsake chest very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 05:43 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 05:51 AM

Awesome chest love the wood and natural finish. Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 08:34 AM

Neat box using the spalted maple. What did you use for the inlay under the lid?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 12:24 PM

beautifully crafted..great wood. it’s a winner

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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wlhutch

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 12:33 PM

Thanks for the complements.

Eagle1, the inlay materials are crushed turquoise, dyed resin and abalone shell. Create the cavity, fill with material and CA, it may take several fills of finer material to level the turquois. Lots of sanding is involved.

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#8 posted 05-31-2010 03:22 PM

Nice chest. Very well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 03:44 PM

Great wood, great chest, and I LOVE the feet! I really need to get up the nerve to try that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 05:04 PM

Very nice! Your attention to detail, the wood you chose and the execution of your design show you as a true professional. I am sure that Lily Paige is very happy with her chest!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#11 posted 05-31-2010 08:45 PM

very nice
the feet and the dovetails look great

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#12 posted 05-31-2010 09:10 PM

Nice job on the chest.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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wlhutch

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 09:23 PM

Thanks all, I appreciate the kind words.

CharlesM1958, I’ve seen your projects – you got the skills baby go for it.

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itsmic

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#14 posted 06-02-2010 12:52 AM

Great looking box, very well done, I like the way you did the legs, looks real sturdy yet elegant, good job

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#15 posted 06-03-2010 03:43 PM

nice work.

-- al.chazy ny

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