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A new take on the Sailor's Chest

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Project by Stefflus posted 06-03-2013 10:08 PM 2882 views 29 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t really have good pictures of everything I made this term, so I’ll just skip right to the finals.
This is this terms finishing exam.

It is supposed to be a melting together of a log chest (which is a hollowed out log, used as a chest), and a sailors chest (which is dovetailed together with sloping sides).

Everything is one plank of Birch, even the top plate that is wrapped in padding and canvas.
The finish is 4 coats of Liberon Finishing Oil, buffed with beeswax paste.

-- -Steffen, from Norway





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#1 posted 06-03-2013 10:39 PM

Wow! Not an easy thing to do but you did a great job on this.

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 12:01 AM

That is a beautiful and graceful looking chest. Great design! I like the way you have cut out the with curved lines instead of a straight across. Cutting those dovetails on the curved surfaces must have been a challenge. Well done!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 12:17 AM

excellent piece of craftmanship. outstanding work and beauty. the patients and time involved must have been hugh.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 12:20 AM

Amazing work.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#5 posted 06-04-2013 01:11 AM

A work of art! Lucky Sailor!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#6 posted 06-04-2013 01:28 AM

What an astonishing piece! I’m awed.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#7 posted 06-04-2013 02:21 AM

Brilliant

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#8 posted 06-04-2013 02:24 AM

So graceful – almost breathtaking. I’d love to look over your shoulder when you cut those dovetails.

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#9 posted 06-04-2013 02:24 AM

Excellent Work!
I trust that you scored well on the Final…
Thanks for sharing it and welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 02:38 AM

A STUNNING piece. Fantastic design and execution.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 06-04-2013 02:52 AM

Awesome work. Great design and even better craftsmanship.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#12 posted 06-04-2013 02:52 AM

WOW, a terrific chest, fantastic workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 06-04-2013 02:59 AM

Hope you received an A+, you have incredible skill

-- hotrodjohn, colorado

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#14 posted 06-04-2013 03:22 AM

Wow .Really nice work I’m assuming that’s a lift off lid? How did you cut it free?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 06-04-2013 03:33 AM

That’s one for the books, so so nice really awesome!

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