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Made this when I was a senior in High School. Over 20 years ago. Sits in my parents house now. First time ever doing dovetails.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 217 days ago

awesome looking trunk! very nice work. I would never have guessed this was a ‘first’ for anything.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 217 days ago

I built one like this in high school too. I built it in 1964. It has one coat of BLO to bring out the color and 3 coats of lacquer over that. Some Johnson’s paste wax and today it looks as good as it did in 1964. I made it for my mother and have it back today. They are great projects for a high school student. Congratulations on yours.

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stefang

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Nice work and a great looking chest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 217 days ago

Very nicely done and most attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 216 days ago

Looks great from here : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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shopmania

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#6 posted 216 days ago

Amazing looking first project. I don’t think they are doing that in HS anymore. I doubt they would let anyone get that close to a power tool, or sharp hand tools. Great job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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ThemBones

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#7 posted 216 days ago

Very nice. You never forget that first big project. Well done and has endured the test of time.

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RossF

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#8 posted 216 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. I’m amazed the lid is still flat as the day I finished it.

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 212 days ago

Fantastic and well made chest! Like the design, dovetails and finish. It looks better with age. Great work!

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