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Project by Mikee posted 11-16-2012 05:04 PM 2040 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Here’s a Steamer Chest I built from plans purchased from Rocklers Store. I made some changes to the build, making the camel top about an inch higher. The woods I used were Birds eye Maple, Curly Cherry, Imbuia and Aromatic Cedar.

I used it on our boat this year for storage and had a black cover over it. For some reason I had some of my lacquer bubble up on the top and am thinking the heat did this. Not a big problem so far. Maybe a white cover would keep more of the heat off of it.

Mikee

-- Mike





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 05:24 PM

You did a nice job on this. It’s really a very practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Gshepherd

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 05:35 PM

Beautiful chest…. Did you use any type of oil before you Laquered it?

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 07:09 PM

This is magnificent makes my chest look silly. Love the contrast of the different woods

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 07:38 PM

What a very astonishing project!

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 07:52 PM

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 08:33 PM

Very nice.

Lacquer will outgass for months if exposed to heat, especially under the sun. Been there.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 01:02 AM

How many BF of curly maple did that take?

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Mikee

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 01:51 AM

Curly Maple?? Birds Eye Maple and there was too much… expensive stuff, but when your building something that you’ll hope turn into a family heirloom you don’t much care…. I will say that that the wood materials cost around $500.00 dollars. Hardware, another $150.00

Mike

-- Mike

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 03:17 AM

Wow this is a wonderful steamer trunk. Great job

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 03:19 AM

It’s beautiful. Where did you get the hardware. I’ve been looking for an online store that has stuff like that in brass and bronze.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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eddie

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 03:40 AM

thats a bute ,did you add the inside storage compartment r was it in the rockler plan really nice

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 05:13 AM

Very nice trunk and great workmanship.

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#13 posted 11-17-2012 11:37 AM

Something we don’t see many of, very nice trunk.

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Mikee

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 02:06 PM

eddie,

Yes, I did add the inner compartment. I can’t remember if the plans came with a full tray type insert or not. The plans were only about 9 bucks at Rockler Woodworking.

Mike

-- Mike

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Mikee

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#15 posted 11-17-2012 02:14 PM

Russel,

I purchased the hardware at:

http://www.shenandoahrestoration.com/trunk_index.html

Rockler offers all the hardware you need but it’s on the cheep side I think.

Mike

-- Mike

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