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Project by BrianGT posted 574 days ago 1178 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Hope chest that I made for my daughter this Christmas. I am very please with the results.
It is made from wide sapele. The top is only two seperate boards and the glue line all but disappears in the grain.
The sides and ends were curved using with the curved planing jig that I posted earlier. Here is the link: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74082 They are held together with splined miters. I went with large splines keeping proportions in mind.
The top is inlayed with some calla lillies which is all poplar wood and a dragonfly that is cocobolo and tulipwood.
The feet are turned on my lathe and give it a bit of elevation.
The outside is finished with 3 coats of tung oil. I used shellac on the interior because it has little to no odour when cured and tung oil on the inside would have left an odour for a long time which would be transfered to blankets/sweaters/clothes that are stored inside.
Thanks for checkin it out.
Please give constructive critisisms on how it could be improved or what you would do different. That way we can all learn and grow our craft and become better woodworkers.
Happy new year.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop





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gtpreacher

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#1 posted 574 days ago

What a beautiful piece. I am struck by the joinery. Are those true mitered dovetails on curved joints, or are they dovetail splines? I love the inlays. Well done.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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shipwright

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#2 posted 574 days ago

Very nice work all around.
You did a great job on the calla lilies.
Nice design !

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 574 days ago

Extremely beautiful in every detail : )

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#4 posted 574 days ago

Very nice the inlay adds a lot

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#5 posted 574 days ago

Beautiful keepsake! I love dragonflies.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 572 days ago

I like the calla lilies inlay. Magnificent!

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