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Bunch of ''hope'' chests

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Project by majuvla posted 07-15-2017 08:50 AM 1988 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another traditional Croatian ’’hope’’ chest project, 7 small boxes made of two, 100 and more years old oak chests, which were in very bad shape (as you can see on last 2 photos). Dimensions 40×20x30cm, I recreated almoust all old joinery as on original.
Small black lock hole is a carved fake. Finish : two layers of aromatic wood oil. Some for gift, some for sale.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted





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BigMig

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#1 posted 07-15-2017 10:03 AM

Nice Work, Ivan…very cool combination of the traditional box, but with your own style.

You should be proud. So will the reicpients

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#2 posted 07-15-2017 10:37 AM

Great job. Seven from two!

-- MrLaughingbrook

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 07-15-2017 10:44 AM

nice save of old wood and great rebuild, might have to copy your design

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 11:03 AM

great repurpose

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 11:03 AM

You did a fine job on making all those chests from the old ones. New life brings new hope.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 07-15-2017 11:47 AM

I like the design Ivan. Way to go on re-purpose of 2 to make 7

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 07-15-2017 11:48 AM

Awesome work Ivan, these all came out very nice.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 07-15-2017 11:59 AM

You have been busy Ivan. These came out really nice!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 07-15-2017 12:16 PM

Thanks all for comments and another DT3.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-15-2017 12:18 PM

Bravo Ivan. I’ve been telling people about the one I’m gonna build as a copy of the first one you did. I have a coworker who is interested in me building one for him to give his wife.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 07-15-2017 02:21 PM

gorgeous boxes and fitting demise for the originals.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#12 posted 07-15-2017 02:23 PM

Fine example of “Wood Rescue”!

Great job.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 07-15-2017 02:29 PM

Nice work on those boxes and great reuse of some fine wood.

-- Calgary Bill

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#14 posted 07-15-2017 02:35 PM

I’m glad to see you continuing on with the work you did with the first one you posted a while back. That is a very attractive design!

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#15 posted 07-15-2017 02:53 PM

Ivan, this is a wonderful collection of beautiful hope chests. Congratulations.

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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