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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.
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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.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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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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#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!
#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.
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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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#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."
#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.
#8 posted 12-21-2010 07:12 PM
Thanks for the info- and I am glad you finished it. :)
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#9 posted 12-22-2010 03:12 AM
Great job, I like the stitching effect
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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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