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Project by stevo_wis posted 237 days ago 1250 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter got married in September and I was a bit late getting this finished. The chest was featured in FWW a few months ago but I added the lower panel, coped all the joints instead of stopped chamfers, and carved celtic knots by hand instead of using the router alone. It was my first real relief carving. My granddaughter Neno helped as a mortiser operator and model. The chest is quarter sawn white oak and the floor is lined with cedar.
I finished it with 6 coats of Waterlox and then one coat of wax. I have approximately 300 hours in the project, and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

-- Stevo





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Grant Libramento

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#1 posted 237 days ago

Beautiful work, Steve. I love the celtic knot carving.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 237 days ago

A remarkable piece of work. You’ve made an heirloom treasure.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 237 days ago

Awesome!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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jim65

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#4 posted 237 days ago

Excellent, really well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 237 days ago

you have every right to be pleased. grand chest

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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lumberdog

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#6 posted 237 days ago

excellent work, i like the knots. Where did you find the pattern for them ?

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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jdh122

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#7 posted 237 days ago

Very nice. I’ve been playing around with carving a bit – maybe one day I’ll be able to do something half as nice as this…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 237 days ago

Awesome work.

Great to have good help

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Oldtool

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#9 posted 237 days ago

Words can’t do justice to this magnificent chest, but fantastic comes to mind. The carving is beautiful, an heirloom for sure.

-- "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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stevo_wis

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#10 posted 237 days ago

The patterns were something I just found on the internet by googling “celtic knot”. I printed them out and glued lightly to the wood, then just carved through the paper. The rounding of the knot pieces is what took forever.
thanks for all the nice comments.

-- Stevo

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 237 days ago

Wow that is a beautiful frame and panel chest and the carving is awesome….You did an awesome job, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 236 days ago

beautiful chest. The carvings as well as the bead on the rails and styles look great and really take this chest to the next level.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 236 days ago

Awesome!

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#14 posted 236 days ago

Wonderful work my friend. A family heirloom for sure.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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theoldfart

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#15 posted 236 days ago

Fine piece with outstanding carving. Your daughter should be proud to show it in her home. Nice work.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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