Storage Chest

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Project by Klynchit posted 02-12-2012 11:16 PM 1584 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a storage chest made to house some of my brother-in-laws belongings after he passed away last year. He was a dedicated forester for the state of Tennessee for over 30 years, and was committed to enjoying the outdoors. To honor his spirit, I thought I would build a chest for his important “stuff” that was built without the aid of any power (with the exception of a light bulb and vacuum). The chest is made of cherry that was selected in rough form and dressed by hand. All joinery was accomplished with hand tools. The design was modified from the plans for a tool chest found in Fine Woodworking a number of years back. The miters on the lid are reinforced with walnut dovetail keys.

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 12:38 AM

Handsome piece. Tell more about the tapered splines for the mitered lid.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 02:03 AM

Very nice! I take it you’re new to LJ but not to working with hand tools! Welcome.

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 03:10 AM

Beautiful. You are talented. You make us power tool jocks envious. What a wonderful tribute to your brother-in-law. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 03:45 AM

Very nice, a wonderfull rememberance to you brother-in-law. Great build, thanks.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 03:54 AM

Beautiful chest, a great build

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 12:02 AM

Great design, I like the chest

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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