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Project by lenb posted 981 days ago 1116 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two of five granddaughters recieved a hope chest. Three more to go!
Of course my hope is that they will present us with great grand children. It looks like it may be a while yet!

-- Profile photo is of our big 50th celebration, What a great day that was, July 2011





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DamnYankee

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#1 posted 981 days ago

Nice work Gramps. I’m sure they will love it even more as they grow older.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 981 days ago

Great projects! I’m sure they will love them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 981 days ago

Great looking hope chest. Took me a year to make one for my daughter. It didn’t even have panels on it like this. Way cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dpow

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#4 posted 981 days ago

Great looking project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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doncutlip

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#5 posted 981 days ago

Triple wow, that’s one of my favorites. I love the wood, the way the grain pops, it’s a fine project.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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lenb

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#6 posted 981 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. The wood is ash , our ash trees here in southern Ontario have been attacked by some insect and a lot of them had to be logged, I think it is considered under control now. It really does have a nice grain and finishes up really nice.

-- Profile photo is of our big 50th celebration, What a great day that was, July 2011

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 981 days ago

What stain did you use on that ash? It is beautiful. And a great job on the chest build. Those granddaughters will be very happy Christmas morning! Good luck on the great grandkids.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lenb

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#8 posted 981 days ago

Thanks for asking. That was Min Wax Dark Walnut stain.
Ash is very light almost white wood so it takes a real dark stain to come up with that color.
I also did a desk/wall unit with the same wood and stain in my office which I will post some pictures of shortly but I need to unclutter my desk first.

-- Profile photo is of our big 50th celebration, What a great day that was, July 2011

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 980 days ago

Thanks. That’s what I thought but I don’t seem to be able to get it that dark. I’m probably wiping it off too soon or too vigorously. I tried some dark brown Rit dye on scrap today which didn’t work well at all.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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