two small chests

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Project by freighttrain posted 02-05-2012 03:05 AM 1682 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are a couple of small chests i made for the wife and her mother for christmas should of done better with some of the joints but ran short on time and had to just let them go.they are walnut from some rough lumber and the secondary wood is poplar( i guess thats how you spell it lol). my first try at dove tails but the box joints were the worst. thanks for looking!

-- freighttrain,ky

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 03:44 AM

Very cool chest ,good build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 03:53 AM

The joints look pretty good to me, we all have the same problem, too critical of our own work. I think they look great:)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 05:27 AM

The boxes look great and I agree with Martyroc. You would be supprised at how many people don’t see our mistakes and those that do, understand. I am a box joint fan.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 03:18 PM

These are really nice and traditional. They look great.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 05:08 PM

I really like them.They look beautiful.

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 08:01 PM

Quite unique. It’s a good choice of wood and the finish has come out really well. I like the joinery, overall very solid looking work.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-06-2012 04:26 PM

Lovely little chests. Well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 02:25 AM

Nice boxes indeed. I agree, look great.

BTW, I made the fishing reel with the plans you sent me. Was a very appreciated gift. A shame I did not take any pictures. Thank you again

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 03:04 AM

fernando glad it turned out good your very welcome thanks for the nice comment

-- freighttrain,ky

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