|Project by AlBCuttnWud||posted 03-05-2013 01:28 PM||2440 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Just finished up this one last night. This small sea chest was commissioned by the wife of a soon-to-be retired Navy Machinist Mate. I used oak with golden oak stain and sapele for the trim, all finished with a few coats of General Finish gel topcoat…I love that stuff!!!
I used rabbet joints for the construction and mortised the hinges flush. A friend with a CNC machine helped out with the lid carving and the blades even have pitch.
This was a first for me in making the rope beckets. I think i spent more time making these two than I did on the rest of the chest but going with other handles just didn’t give it the look desired. I learned how to tie these from a co worker and lots of YouTube viewing.
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA