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Mini cedar chest box

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Project by jerset posted 12-21-2010 06:39 AM 2163 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bandsaw cut from a solid block of Western Red Cedar.
Hinges are shop made maple with aluminum kitting needle hinge pins.
Finish Chatham’s beeswax.

-- jerset





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 07:02 AM

Geez, If you cut up her kitting needle to make hinge pins, what will you have to store in the chest ? :-))

Nice work on it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 07:06 AM

That is a neat little chest. Is that wood buring on the joints or stitching?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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learnin2do

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 08:53 AM

That is one of the best looking natural wood boxes i’ve ever seen! & i clicked on it just in time to borrow your hinge technique on two Christmas presents that already have enough problems! -if that is okay -thank you thank you! -running out of time & energy!

-- christine

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jerset

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 10:04 AM

Wood burning is correct.
Happy to share hinge, free materials is good.
I still have 90% of the log for a small blanket chest.

-- jerset

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 12:21 PM

I agree with Topamax. Now your wife is going to have to hide her knitting needles.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 01:49 PM

Love the simplicity of the burned in details. Love the circular grain panel on the gable end. Cool hinges too! I am with Christine on this one. What are the dimensions of the box?

-- 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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jerset

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#7 posted 12-21-2010 05:29 PM

Dimensions are outside 7 1/4 L x 5 1/2 D x 6 3/4 H inside 6 L x 4 3/4 D x 4 D in inches.
I meant this to be rustic and use wood burning to dress up joints. I cut it out on the band saw in a few minutes and let it sit for months as I was not too happy with rough look, then decided to finish it for a Christmas gift.

-- jerset

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 12-21-2010 07:12 PM

Thanks for the info- and I am glad you finished it. :)

-- 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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#9 posted 12-22-2010 03:12 AM

Great job, I like the stitching effect

-- Norman

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 01:52 AM

Nice design. I like the vines or sewing stitches climbing over the log.

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