18th Century Seachest

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Project by Sawmillnc posted 05-29-2011 05:32 PM 3039 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,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 05:52 PM

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

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 05:55 PM

Very Nice work

I like everything about it .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 07:12 PM

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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#4 posted 05-29-2011 09:57 PM

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

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 10:50 PM

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

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 05:05 AM

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

-- I love Jeeps

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 12:32 AM

I love well done repros…. Very cool chest.

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#8 posted 07-05-2011 05:17 AM

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

-- Keith - Iowa

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#9 posted 11-12-2012 01:12 AM

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, Chesapeake, VA

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