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Project by tonyo posted 10-18-2010 05:16 PM 8268 views 15 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to Lumberjocks and my first posting. I made this Sea Chest for my wife as a retirement gift from the US Navy. I used walnut and maple hardwood. The Anchor is made from Mahogany (I commissioned the Anchor, was not ready to attempt that) and had the woven beckets made as well..

-- --Tony, America is not at war, the US Military is. America is at the mall. Support our troops by standing behind them, otherwise feel free to stand in front of them.





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dakremer

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 05:19 PM

wow that is awesome Tonyo!! That looks really good. What finish did you use? great job and welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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tonyo

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#2 posted 10-18-2010 05:22 PM

The finish was a Bulls Eye® Shellac. Sanded between three coats with a fine steel wool as well.. Thanks for the review…

-- --Tony, America is not at war, the US Military is. America is at the mall. Support our troops by standing behind them, otherwise feel free to stand in front of them.

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ScottnKY

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 05:32 PM

a true TREASURE chest….WOW

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 06:01 PM

Very nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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gul

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 06:01 PM

Really awesome and the finish is more than that!

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branch

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#6 posted 10-18-2010 06:03 PM

hi great job with the sea chest the finish is fantastic and welcome to LJ you will love it here its a great website

branch

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Richard Alexander

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#7 posted 10-18-2010 06:12 PM

Great job! With box joints on such a large project, do you use a jig or is the table saw still an option?

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Richard

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#8 posted 10-18-2010 06:15 PM

Great job, I like the anchor design and the handles. What I really noticed was the base of your sea chest. You have maple slats with a decorative strip of walnut on it, which gives the appearance of depth. I like the transition and the contrasting colors of hardwood. I been trying to do the same thing in my chests but you really mastered it. Its going to my fav’s.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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tonyo

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 06:25 PM

Thank you for the reviews and kind words..

Rajkalex – I used the table saw for the box joints using the Freud Box Joint Cutter set. I had to make a very big jig based on the size of the joints.. Was very difficult and very heavy to do but it was fun. I used router setup bars to set the jig keys just right, so it took just as long to build the jig as it took to make the joints..

CessnaPilotBarry – Thanks for the sentiment.. Will pass on the wife about her service.. Thanks..

-- --Tony, America is not at war, the US Military is. America is at the mall. Support our troops by standing behind them, otherwise feel free to stand in front of them.

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Bradford

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 06:31 PM

What a chest! Every old salt needs to have a sea chest, and that one is worthy of some fine treasure, I salute the skipper of this fine craftage.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 10-18-2010 06:48 PM

That chest is beautiful! Welcome to our forums :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Brit

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#12 posted 10-18-2010 06:49 PM

Lovely craftsmanship Tonyo and welcome to LJs.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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lanwater

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#13 posted 10-18-2010 07:10 PM

Very nice chest. Your work is perfect.

Thnaks for posting and welcome to LJ.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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toolferone

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#14 posted 10-18-2010 07:30 PM

As others have said, it is a beautiful chest. The finish is 1st class.

-- Tom, http://www.dreamshopwoodworks.com

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 10-18-2010 09:01 PM

I bet she was so pleased with this beautiful chest! What a marvelous gift!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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