Retirement Chest

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Project by Masterchief posted 04-11-2008 07:55 PM 1664 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project i completed for a good friend of mine whom retired recently, the box is basic construction and made from birch and poplar wood, the finish is provincial and tung oil.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 08:08 PM

This is a nice box and I am sure your friend is appreciative of it. You did a good job on the construction and staining/finishing as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-11-2008 08:13 PM

That’s a great looking chest! Well executed!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-12-2008 12:26 AM

EXCELLENT craftsmanship -

I like the concept “retirement chest” – I guess in life people go from Toy Chest, Hope Chest, Storage Chest, to a Retirement Chest – Why don’t they call coffins body chests? Just thinking out loud!
Kidding aside – Great project nice job.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#4 posted 04-12-2008 02:09 AM

Beautiful chest. You did a very nice job on it. I did a chest like this for my wife to pass onto her daughter and granddaughter (pictured in my projects.) Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-12-2008 02:17 AM

I often regret not making a chest. I chose a table instead, but it is never too late to change my mind. That is a really nice looking chest.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 04-12-2008 03:30 AM

Like that design. Well done. I sure that it was very much appreciated.

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 04:05 AM

Wow, very nice. You’re one heck of a friend to make something so darn nice.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 04-12-2008 02:50 PM

Great workmanship. Reminds me of the old sea chest in my living room.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 04:27 AM

Senior Chief, Have you ever used re-claimed lumber such as those old pallets that bulk items are shipped on? I found some oak and some poplar, and even some maple(i think). A lot of us use found lumber/recycled old furniture. I have used everything from pallets to old dresser drawers to make stuff and to practice my joinery on. I’ve found that construction sites would allow me to remove cutoffs from plywood and pine and others. “Free wood.”

Your quality of your work shows in the type and grade of lumber you select. I am inspired by it. Keep on posting.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 04-19-2008 05:13 AM

really cool … what are the dimensions?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 02:00 PM

Very nice!

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 02:01 PM

This is a wonderful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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