Hope Chest, Cherry

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 05-24-2008 06:33 PM 2863 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a close up of the cherry one for Ali.

This one measures 20” tall, 17” deep and 35” long.

Both have solid brass handles from Lee Valley.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 05-24-2008 06:44 PM

Very nice Bob. I really like the feet. Great job!

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

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#2 posted 05-24-2008 10:51 PM

cedar inside, solid brass, better not show this to my seven daughters, might as well quit my job. i like the tray, you did a very nice job on these.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 05-25-2008 12:19 AM

Sweet chest, Bob. Like Gary said, the feet are great.

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

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Kevin Violette

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#4 posted 05-25-2008 01:30 AM

Well done, I too like the tray and feet. I am sure she will cherish it forever.

-- Kevin

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#5 posted 05-25-2008 01:50 AM

Very Nice bob.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 05-25-2008 02:28 AM


By the looks of your beautiful work on these chests, I guess you’re back to feeling nearly 100% and that is great news. The dovetail detail makes this project a homerun. Well done!


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Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 05-25-2008 03:50 AM


Thanks for asking. These were actually 98% done a few months ago, I’ve been putting on the finish and hardware slowly. My arm is better but my hand is still not functional. It will be this was for another 1 to 6 months until the radial nerve grows back.

I can still turn a bowl but that’s about it for now.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 05-25-2008 12:42 PM

This is another nice piece. Great job!!

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

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#9 posted 05-25-2008 03:38 PM

Bob – very nice – I like the extra effort put into the feet and into lining the chest – n short cuts here.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#10 posted 05-25-2008 09:27 PM

Great job Bob!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#11 posted 05-26-2008 03:13 PM

Hi Bob;

Nice work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 05-27-2008 11:51 PM

Hi Bob

Very good loking and well executed.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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corey cyr

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#13 posted 05-29-2008 01:07 AM

Amazing chest. How did you make the feet?

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Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 05-29-2008 03:35 AM

Csaw, Check this out. These look tough but are actually very easy to build.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 05-29-2008 03:40 AM

Beautiful work Bob.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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