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Project by DAC posted 343 days ago 594 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Daughter wanted something in a checkerboard look. This is made from Ash, stained walnut, and Wenge and the insert is made from Cedar to keep the bugs away. There is a keyed lock on the top and one of those chest sliding lid holders. I forgot what they are called but as long as you get the idea. The small pieces are joined with biscuits and everything else is dowled. There is a piece of trim made from Walnut as with the dowels. The finish is General Finishes Gloss water based poly. I am actually starting to like this stuff as it does cure quick.

The daughter is graduating college this month so this is my gift to her. I hope she likes it

-- ZAP





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kdc68

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#1 posted 342 days ago

Great job and will make a perfect graduation gift !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 341 days ago

Beautiful, I’m sure she will love it and will no doubt remain a cherished heirloom… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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DAC

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#3 posted 341 days ago

thankyou for the encouragement. i now need to practice router designs and much later inlays. i think I will need a scroll saw for that. any suggestions ?

-- ZAP

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 341 days ago

This is really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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