treasure chest finished

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Project by supervato posted 07-01-2010 05:18 AM 1845 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok i finished the treasure chest my sister in law should be happy. The finish is a two pound cut of blonde shellac on walnut and hickory. First time i had a chace to work with hickory i liked it. A change from maple.

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 05:28 AM

It looks incredible, great looking chest. The finish came out great and the jewelry is a great touch.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 05:36 AM

Very nice chest If you’re sister doesn’t like send it to me I’ll take it…...........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 05:40 AM

very cool bro thats funny.

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#4 posted 07-01-2010 05:45 AM

Nice work. I like the wood selections, I’ve never worked with shellac like that, but the finish looks really good.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 07-01-2010 05:57 AM

brother im still learning my self it takes as much practice as wood working. weighing the shellac flakes with the denatured alchol to working with the shellac it drys resally fast. but i love the old school look over urethane.

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#6 posted 07-01-2010 05:50 PM

Do you have a plan or sketchup design for this you can share? I’m mostly interested in how you did the top. Can you describe that. Is it rabitted around the top with the slats bevelled to fit longwise against each other smoothly?

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#7 posted 07-01-2010 05:52 PM

It really came out beautiful. You did a great job on it.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 07-01-2010 06:54 PM

I really like it. I too would be interested in plans for this. My daughter has been asking me to make her one for some time now.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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#9 posted 07-01-2010 06:58 PM

Really cute design on the top. She’ll be very happy.

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#10 posted 07-01-2010 10:29 PM

looks super – i have found hickory to be very interesting as well

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 07-02-2010 03:00 AM

A very nice treasure chest. The shellac finish with those brass accent pieces look great!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#12 posted 07-02-2010 08:08 PM

Ooh, a very nice job. Interesting wood choice and good jointing.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#13 posted 07-09-2010 04:47 AM

this came out really nice .

bet she is happy ,
i like the tray with the shelf stops ,
keeps it tidy inside .

the top is great ,
you hid all the end grain well !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 07-09-2010 04:49 AM

Your sister should be VERY happy! That is gorgeous.

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Heidi Neely

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#15 posted 07-09-2010 06:28 PM

That’s so cool! I’ve been thinking about making a treasure chest on a smaller scale (maybe half the size of this one) for my son. He loves to play pirates, and has a bag full of all of the pretend jewels that we can dump inside. I need to call him over here so he can see yours!

YEP…you get my son’s sign of approval….he says wowwww that’s awesomeeeee!!! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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