Alder Chest

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Project by Lou posted 2676 days ago 2042 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made most of this project in woodshop class, it was very fun! with a raised panel lid, and dovetailed joints.

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#1 posted 2676 days ago

i love the knotty alder!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#2 posted 2676 days ago

Very nice work. Did you cut those dovetails by hand or use one of the jigs? It looks great!



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#3 posted 2676 days ago

Pretty fancy. What did you finish it with?

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#4 posted 2675 days ago

knotty, but nice… less knotty than pine…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 2675 days ago

Nice dovetailed chest.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 2675 days ago

This is great! I love how substantial it looks. Tough yet elegant due to the dovetails.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 2674 days ago

Nice chest I love working with alder. Did you cut the dovetails by hand


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#8 posted 2367 days ago

love it!! nice dove tails.

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#9 posted 1491 days ago

Nice looking chest. I like the raised detail on the lid, I been thinking of doing a raised lid on my sea chests.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#10 posted 1491 days ago

Looks great Lou
I was getting ready to welcome to Ljs but been have way longer than me.

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