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Project by Sawmillnc posted 1139 days ago 2275 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned reproduction of an 18th Century Seachest using Curly Silver Maple. I excluded adding a till for aesthetic reasons. The lock was tricky due to the poor construction of the locking mechanism and I had to replace using a German made steel lock. The Beckett’s are made by a very talented person that has 40 years of experience. The dovetails were made using a Keller Jig and glued. the nails are copper roseheads.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1139 days ago

So cool and rustic looking, the rope handle are wonderful. Nice piece and will design, thanks for posting…BC

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1139 days ago

Very Nice work

I like everything about it .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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smitty22

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#3 posted 1139 days ago

I really enjoyed looking at the chest, just an awesome piece. Wood selection, design, and all the details are just perfect. Bet the customer will be most happy!

-- Smitty

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Chad Hamilton

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#4 posted 1139 days ago

Did you create the rope handles yourself? They are very spiff.

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Sawmillnc

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#5 posted 1139 days ago

I wish I was that talented. that is a whole different skill set.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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lysdexic

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#6 posted 1139 days ago

How are the handles attached to the chest? Great looking chest. Thanks for posting.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1138 days ago

I love well done repros…. Very cool chest.

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kbiniowa

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#8 posted 1103 days ago

This is cool. The lock is great!
The rope handles set the project off.
Love it!

-- Keith - Iowa

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AlBCuttnWud

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#9 posted 607 days ago

Are both the ends and front/back angled or just the sides? Just trying to figure out if this is a compound angle and if so how to use my dovetail jig…..any advice is greatly appreciated.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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