22 inch wide! Purple heart/Satinwood. Sea chest

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Project by tpalm posted 791 days ago 1919 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this at my high school this year. Theres a week left of school and iv just about got it done except hinges and more coats of varnish. I cut the dovetails out with a saw and then chisel them out. I had to sharpen the chisels everytime i used them (not homechepo chisels). My woodworking teacher gave me a award for this project :)

I goto Landmark private school

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#1 posted 791 days ago

It’s a well deserved award Tpalm, that’s a beautiful sea chest.

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#2 posted 791 days ago

Nice work I can see why you got an award. Purple heat is such a beautiful wood but can be rough on tools. i use alot of it in cutting boards. Your dovetails are done well. Great work.

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

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#3 posted 790 days ago

Very nice sea chest. Your work shows your patience in cutting that extremely hard purpleheart.

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#4 posted 790 days ago

wow. very cool. love the contrasting wood with the joinery.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#5 posted 790 days ago

That is a great looking chest. Learn as much as possible from your shop teacher. Wood working is a great hobby that will last you a life time.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 790 days ago

That is very well done, tpalm.
And I like your name.

Working with purpleheart can be a pain. It is hard and splinters a lot. You did a great job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 790 days ago

Thanks guys. last year in school i made a chest just like this one but out of pine. Iv lost count on how many splinters iv gottem haha. When i was making plugs the drill press slowed down alot and the wood started smoking. Very hard wood.

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#8 posted 790 days ago

A beautiful chest and amazing hand cut joinery. You definately deserved a reward for this one. I hope you continue with your woodworking as you are very skillful.

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

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