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Project by RussellAP posted 633 days ago 855 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I decided to make this chest, I had already glued up the top and had intended to use it as a wall hanging, but it came out so perfect that it screamed chest lid.
The decision to use three woods on the exterior, (the chest uses 5 different woods altogether), was upon reflection a mistake. Two woods will be my limit in the future. I spent more time designing on the fly than building sometimes.
I set out without a plan when I built this, and I let the box grow out of my imagination taking care each step of the process to try and bring it all together.
I think it came together well and it is certainly unique.
My next box will be made from cherry and may or may not resemble a chest a bit more. At least the lid will be a chest type lid.
Thanks for looking. You guys are the best and with out some of you this wouldn’t be as good so thanks for all your continued advise.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 633 days ago

Got it done! That’s really cool. The colors are very striking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 633 days ago

I was sweating it for a while Monte, but I broke down and bought another padauk board and just finished it up with that.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 633 days ago

That’s a one-of-a-kind chest, Russell. Some great looking woods beautifully showcased.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 633 days ago

This will be the chest of all chests.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 633 days ago

totally unique good job Russ.

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 633 days ago

Thanks Jim, I like the way the poly looks on the end grain. Next time I’ll concentrate on contiguous grain from board to board. Baby steps man.

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

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 633 days ago

that’s a great looking chest.it turned out nice.thanks for showing the finished product russell.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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hoosier0311

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#8 posted 631 days ago

awesome job on a one of a kind project.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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