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Project by bilsborough posted 04-26-2008 02:58 PM 1288 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I messed up some raised panel doors for some custom cabinets so I had a double panel and the two singles floating around for a while. Finally I decided to stick em together and make a small chest. I decided to do a curved top to make the project more interesting. I glued up an oak panel and curved the top with a plane. The inside curve I had to build a jig, two half moons with a plate connecting them for the router to sit in. The moons slid back and forth on boards on each side of the panel. The bottom is cedar. The tray bottom is red cedar. The top is held on with rare earth magnets. I reversed the polarity on opposing sides so the lid would only fit one way. Its finished with stain and satin poly.

-- What do you learn from being right?





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odie

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#1 posted 04-26-2008 03:30 PM

Ah .. a man with style. It looks terrific, and it will be a family heirloom in the future.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-26-2008 03:42 PM

This chest looks wonderful and great use of “scrap” material as well. The raised panels and curved lid give this piece a lot of visual interest.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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Masterchief

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#3 posted 04-26-2008 04:03 PM

Excellant Chest, I myself have been trying to design something similiar but have not settles on a final design. I have not determeined if I am going to use bent lamination for the top or coopering, your design has definately raised good interest and would like more info.

Billy

-- 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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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 04-26-2008 04:20 PM

Looks great, obviously with great attention to detail. How big is it?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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kansas

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#5 posted 04-26-2008 04:36 PM

Nice work. Thanks for posting.

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GaryK

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#6 posted 04-26-2008 04:36 PM

Looks great to me. The curved top sets it apart.

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

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Dominic Vanacora

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 05:04 PM

Your right about the top it made me stop and look. I’ve been wanting to try this for sometime. I think I’ll use MDF to try making the top with you fixture idea.
Nice use of already great look work.
thanks for sharing your ideas and taking the time to post them.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 04-26-2008 06:35 PM

Nice. I like the idea of using rare earth magnets for the lid. It might make a nice pet casket for a small animal too. Great job on the curved top!!!!

-- --Chuck

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 04-26-2008 08:57 PM

Very nice looking chest. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Really like the curved top. Thanks for posting.

Please consider being a donor.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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bilsborough

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#10 posted 04-26-2008 10:00 PM

It’s an odd size, 26×14x??? It’s not here to measure and I don’t remember off hand. Kind of Impracticle acctually. The only problem is the expansion/ contraction of the curved panel. I would have done it differently if I was building another.

-- What do you learn from being right?

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BarryW

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#11 posted 04-27-2008 12:58 AM

really sharp…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#12 posted 04-27-2008 01:54 AM

My first impressions were also casket related…..very nice box , great workmanship

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#13 posted 04-27-2008 09:34 AM

Very nice chest.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#14 posted 04-27-2008 06:38 PM

Beautiful chest. What else can I say. mike

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

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