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Project by JaLatham posted 486 days ago 1092 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but here are some six board chests that I gave as Christmas presents. And they actually got them on Christmas, can you believe it? The first one is my daughters, and the other three were for my niece and nephews. I had been wanting to build six board chests for a while after reading all of CS’s posts about them and thought “Hey! Christmas presents!” I built each one out of a single 1×12 x 8’ board. And at $9 a board that works out to a great bargain for just about the perfect gift for kids. Mine also uses hers for a step stool. Also, I used cotter pins as snipes bill hinges which kept cost down. The chests are about 10”x11”x20” I think. I didn’t really measure them. I just used story sticks and dividers. It was definitely a fun and quick ( 3 hours for each chest ) hand tool project. The only thing is, now all the adults want one too.





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 486 days ago

They look great! What’s a snipes bill hinge?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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JaLatham

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 486 days ago

These make nice presents. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 486 days ago

Nice boxes and thanks for the snipe bill link : )

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Dusty, I share your surprise at the public’s misspelling and widely ignoring the rules of punctuation. The error I see most often is trying to make a noun plural by using an apostrophe. Only numerals and acronyms are made plural by an apostrophe; e.g., “100’s” and “ICBM’s.” Having now patted myself on the back for knowing these basic things, which I learned in school while I PAID ATTENTION, I can tell you that most folks don’t want to be told when their spelling or grammar is wrong, especially on a woodworking forum.

-- --Dale Page

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Nice job on boxes. Simple and functional.

-- 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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#7 posted 486 days ago

Nice work

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Brit

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#8 posted 486 days ago

Great job. I like the detail on the bottom of the ends of the pine one in the last photo. Also, great idea putting their initial on the lid.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 486 days ago

bannerpond1 LOL….I’m glad you were able to read my signature. Thank a Teacher : )

So what did you think about the projects on this page ?

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#10 posted 485 days ago

Nicely done

-- Norman

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 483 days ago

Very nice and functional boxes. Look great with or without the paint. They are great gift ideas. Great job!

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