Cherry treasure chest

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Project by Louis Petrolia posted 09-28-2013 08:37 PM 1346 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My latest project after two birch night tables
All dovetail cherry wood. Finish is waterbased, sprayed on with my Apollo twin turbine system using dye and diluted clear satin finish. Toner colored mixed into the finish. Finish is feathered applied approx. 6 times, allowing to dry between each feathered coat. I always use toner method of color dye application. This project required approx. 30 hours. Reason I apply color with this method due to the fact that there is no blotching, especially on Cherry. If dye was applied first, blotching will be a big problem.

Louis Petrolia

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 09:36 PM

Very nicely done in all respects.

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

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 12:28 AM

Beautiful chest Louis, the water based finish and dye you used has made for an excellent finish…nicely done.
Would liked to have seen more pics of the build or with the drawers and lid open.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 03:54 AM

Very nice. The finish looks great. +1 on seeing some more pics of the top and insides.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 05:24 AM

Very cool treasure chest ,very nice work.

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#5 posted 09-29-2013 10:30 AM

Beautiful chest, amaizing!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 12:45 PM

I agree with all comments given – Beautiful chest, excellently crafted. Would like to see more pictures, better details.
Hand cut dovetails?, do you use secondary wood inside – drawers, etc.?
Great build, thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Louis Petrolia

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#7 posted 09-29-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks Oldtool for your comments. Hand cut dovetails. not secondary wood inside except for the drawers.
I have another photo only with the lid open. However. I am not a photographer and only photograph my final result of anything that I build. Some craftsmen photograph many steps. I am a slow simple woodworker who enjoys creating design in most everything that I build. Love finishing. I will probably have some other projects of mine which I will post later. I have not been on this site too long. Need a little time to see and hear exactly what things all lumberjocks like to see.
This treasure chest was for my daughter in another City. She probably has the chest and drawers filled to bother her to take oth photos. Sorry.
Thanks again

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 03:31 AM

I too, agree with all comments. Photos of the finished project are fine, just take different angles, some detail shots. Really nice work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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