Scrolled Cedar Chest

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 04:34 PM

Nice work. I’m sure she loves it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 04:37 PM

Wow! Very nice. Did you do all the scroll work at the same time or do them individual. I’ve noticed a lot of nice scroll work on the site lately and this project is right up there with the best of them.
- JJ

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 04:44 PM

The four scolled pieces on the front and sides are exactly the same and were stack cut. Then the two on top are the same and they, too, were stack cut. That makes two cutting of stacked material, one with four in the stack, one with three.
That’s right three. For the pieces for the top, there were only to be two. Sometimes when I’m stack cutting something that I only need a couple of, I’ll throw in an extra piece, giving me the extra piece. Then I can pick out the best of the three for the project. Or if one gets broken, I have an extra. Then, like the case of this project, if all three turn out good, I have an extra to do something with. I’ll create something out of that extra piece in a few days maybe.


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#4 posted 11-07-2010 04:45 PM

A lot of time spent on this one. Looks great!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 04:46 PM

A Family treasure.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 06:45 PM

Lovely, lovely, lovely! very nice job and i know your daughter will love this and in time will understand the true value of this, ie: the love you poured into this project!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 06:50 PM

Wow, it did turn out great, I might have to revisit using more cedar in my chests. I always thought if you look at cedar wrong, it would mar, dent, and scratch.

Overall great job andI look forward for more of your projects in the future.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 10:29 PM

Very nice work! The scrollwork really differentiates this piece from all others. Great job! Lucky daughter. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 01:26 AM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 01:44 AM

Great heirloom piece for sure…she will love it without a doubt

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 06:37 AM

That looks wonderful. It is no wonder you are pleased with the outcome. I am sure your daughter will love and treasure it forever, .... because her favorite dad made it especially for her!

-- Theresa,

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 03:51 PM

Beautiful piece. The scrollsawn parts add an excellent texture and look. Really distinctive.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#13 posted 08-26-2011 04:11 PM

I agree with you on the cedar, I built a solid aromatic cedar chest for my mother in 1956 2’ high X 2’ wide X
5’ long finished with 3 coats of hand rubbed shellac topped with 3 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, then pumice
stoned and Johnson paste wax finish. I had to let the finish cure for 60 days before we could set anything
on it. My niece was given the chest when my mother passed away and it is still in great shape.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 02-10-2012 03:42 PM

this is an awesome chest. the scrolling gives it a really nice look

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View William's profile


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#15 posted 02-11-2012 03:43 PM

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