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Project by MoTaD posted 01-22-2011 02:28 AM 1294 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3rd entry… wooden chest, very simple made out of pine wood.nothing much to say…
oh yeh 1.2m x 0.60m

um yeah as i said b4 “plz leave comments and plz criticize the crap out of it cuz im just a rooky comparing to others on this web.”





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Ben

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 02:54 AM

I like it. Big wide pieces of pine? Nice finger joints, if that’s the right term. The only thing I would change is the hardware, and I thank my wife. I never even thought about it before I met her, but some rustic “type” hardware from a specialty store or web site makes a difference. Maybe a darker brushed bronze or something. I’m a rookie too, so I agree, I want people to be honest when and if I post a project. I want to hear the truth.

-- Wood is good.

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swirt

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:10 AM

I like it. I do agree with Ben that some aged hardware would look good on it. There are ways to make the current hardware look old too. I think it involves a torch. Google should provide the answers I lack ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Easterdave

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 03:29 AM

Sure you’re a rook? Trunk looks good! As for putting on older hardware I wouldn’t do it. Unless you decide to use a different species of wood (ie. QSWO) or distress what you have. Just don’t think it would match. To see what distressed QSWO looks like on a chest check out chuckswoodbarn.com. If you do want to age the hardware there are products for doing that. I use one for all of my trim nails and brass hardware. Keep up the good work!

-- Dave McCool Junction, NE www.chuckswoodbarn.com

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MoTaD

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 04:28 AM

tanx guyz for the comment … im gona be honest here … i had no idea at the time how i could change the color and wat finishing were….( thats wat i mean by being rooky) , well im actually glad i didn’t since everything in my room is about smilar as it is ….
but if im goin to do it now its not possible is it ? i have to sand it down then re wax it ?

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 02:45 PM

This is fine work especially for a 19 year old with beginner skills. You can be proud of yourself. My most critical comment would be to basic design. To my sense of proportion, the frame around the top is too wide compared to the bottom and makes it feel top heavy. I also would suggest not leaving a sharp edge on the top at least. Time will see these edges get banged up. The hardware is a bit of an issue. You could paint the handles or “age” them as suggested. I would figure out a way to hide the hinge. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work. I know what you mean about loving the smell of working with wood.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 03:03 PM

It’s very nice and clean looking and I think that you have done a great job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MoTaD

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 08:21 AM

lol … i was 16 when i made this it was a school project, and about being proud I really was at beginning but looking at it now im not so proud as i use to be since everything was done by power tools. I saw couple hand made old chest which made me release wat real talent is all about..
but tanx for the motivation, i choose wood work over anything just cuz its relaxing even tho i know im nothing with out power tools.

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