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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 08-01-2017 03:34 PM 1361 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is getting married in about a month. Bridal shower is this weekend. I made this bridal chest for her for her keepsakes.

It’s made of curly maple with black oak accent trim. The walnut is finished with three coats of tongue oil and the curly maple is done using the ‘popping the grain’ method outlined by the Woodwhisperer’s video on youtube applying tinted shellac and wood sealer. My wood supplier advertises curly maple but after planing it the curly isn’t as curly as I’d like. The inside is finished off with slats of aromatic cedar unfinished. Stainless steel piano hinge and locking lifters and it’s done. The brass plate was ordered from woodcraft supply.

The design was inspired by LJ’s Randy Moseley’s chest seen here
I’ve had him on favorites for awhile in anticipation of this build.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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gargey

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#1 posted 08-01-2017 03:54 PM

You select the boards yourself?

I’ve found one of the biggest advantages the hobbiest has is that he can put the time and effort into getting the best (or most suitable) boards. Just have to put the 45 minutes into going through the stacks.

Maple is tricky to finish.

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 04:07 PM

Good job! Your daughter will love this chest. Very nice.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  https://ronaylor.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 04:39 PM

beautiful chest

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#4 posted 08-01-2017 05:38 PM

Absolutely Magnificent! You’ve really done yourself proud. I’m quite sure she’ll cherish it for her lifetime. Thanks for sharing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#5 posted 08-01-2017 09:14 PM

Nice work. Great gift.

-- Petey

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 08-01-2017 09:53 PM



You select the boards yourself?

I ve found one of the biggest advantages the hobbiest has is that he can put the time and effort into getting the best (or most suitable) boards. Just have to put the 45 minutes into going through the stacks.

Maple is tricky to finish.

- gargey

Yes, I selected it myself out of a big stack. Thing is I buy it FAS so it’s unplaned so you can’t see the grain that well.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 08-01-2017 10:33 PM

Beautiful work, your daughter is very fortunate. The plaque s a really nice touch. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 08-02-2017 04:56 AM

Very, Very nicely done.

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#9 posted 08-02-2017 06:55 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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gargey

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#10 posted 08-02-2017 12:02 PM


Yes, I selected it myself out of a big stack. Thing is I buy it FAS so it s unplaned so you can t see the grain that well.

- Craftsman on the lake

Good point.

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#11 posted 08-02-2017 01:01 PM

Very Nice!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 08-02-2017 01:34 PM

Also, the maple staining looks blotchy in the pictures, but the curly part actually looks much better in person. It stained quite well actually.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 08-02-2017 02:00 PM

This chest is beautiful and what a wonderful gift to your Daughter. It will end up being a special family heirloom.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 08-04-2017 01:03 AM

-- Leroy

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#15 posted 08-04-2017 01:05 AM

Good job

-- Leroy

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