High School wood working project

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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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#1 posted 09-12-2013 02:20 PM

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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#2 posted 09-12-2013 02:34 PM

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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#3 posted 09-12-2013 05:23 PM

Nice work and a great looking chest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 06:37 PM

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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#5 posted 09-12-2013 11:30 PM

Looks great from here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 09-13-2013 01:22 AM

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, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 09-13-2013 01:44 PM

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

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 07:30 PM

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

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#9 posted 09-17-2013 02:53 PM

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

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