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Project by TheMadCarpenter posted 01-20-2018 09:47 PM 1059 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the school box from the book,” The Joiner and Cabinet maker”. I chose this as my return to woodworking project.

It’s construction consisted of an hour here, 2 hours there, over the last couple of months.

My friend asked if she could buy it and use it for a funeral urn for a pet. I gave it to her and told her it probably had enough room for her 3 big dogs, the 2 cats, her husband and she, if so desired.

This one was made from home center solid oak, plus the project parts mentioned in the “Woodworking” magazine instructions. The finish is simply a couple of coats of Danish oil (buffed between coats) and some wax to finish.

Notes: The strap hinges from Lee Valley are sold singly, not in pairs. Ooops. Chest handles are not called for in the WW magazine project, but they make the chest easier to move around. I bought a set in antique brass from the local Woodcraft store.

The dimensions of this chest are perfect and I will make another one to hold my sharpening gear. It’s a great hand tool only project and I highly recommend it
DS





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#1 posted 01-21-2018 12:29 AM

Nicely done! Looks like a solidly constructed box.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 12:36 AM

Nicely done. What are the dimensions?

-- Mark,Oelwein Iowa Cardinal Fan!

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 01:09 AM



Nicely done. What are the dimensions?

15” long, 10” tall, 10” deep

- MAS520


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bushmaster

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 02:34 AM

Enjoyed reading your post and what it will be used for. superb job on the construction.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 04:48 AM

I like it, pretty cool piece!

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 08:27 AM

The proportions are good and those dovetails are front and center.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 01-21-2018 12:49 PM

This is a beautiful chest and so nicely done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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#8 posted 01-21-2018 02:40 PM

Excellent build on the box. Cool story.

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2018 03:23 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Tim

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#10 posted 01-22-2018 02:01 PM

Really nice work

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#11 posted 01-22-2018 05:43 PM

Awesome chest! You can literaly see the effort you put in it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-22-2018 09:29 PM

Nice build!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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