Hope Chest for my daughter

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Project by BRO PAT posted 06-17-2008 03:02 PM 1560 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the pictures. of a hope chest that bro Dave and I made for my baby girls up coming wedding. The Oak is
from some red oaks that did not make it through the drought that we had the last two years. The Walnut is from
a tree that a lady wanted to get rid of. We cut the trees( when I say we I mean bro Dave) cut them up with the band saw, and put them in our home made keel . after two weeks of drying we started looking for the best pieces of wood and ran them through the plainer. I should let bro Dave tell the rest of this, because he can tell more about it then I can.

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 03:07 PM

Very beautiful. Take the advice of a good friend, Mark DeCou, write something mushy on the bottom, it will really mean something to both of you. I did and I cried like a little school girl.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 04:02 PM

Nice work. I think it would be really special to be able to take something all the way from tree to finished oiece.

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

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 04:03 PM

Nice looking chest, I am sure she will cherish it for a long time.

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 05:42 PM

Great looking chest! I like the battens on the lid.

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

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 07:10 PM

Very well done. These are the type of projects that are destined to be heirlooms full of love and history.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 06-18-2008 12:33 AM

Bro Pat: I’m sure your daughter will be thrilled with it….It looks great! Nice job.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 06-18-2008 12:45 AM

Nice looking chest. I like the inclusion of the sapwood.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 06-18-2008 04:01 AM

Very nice looking chest. like the wood blends, good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 06-18-2008 11:06 PM

Very nice work! Love the walnut!

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