The Yames chest

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Project by BrianWells posted 01-06-2014 06:47 PM 10037 views 39 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hickory and Black Walnut, frame and panel top. The hardware used, were basic utility hinges and cut to length brass chain. Simple yet very functional . It is now, the new home for various art supplies and ideas. It’s new owner is “James Kennedy, writer and blogger”.

-- BWells,NY

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 07:05 PM

Beautiful chest. Can you tell us why it’s called a Yames chest?

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 07:21 PM

Lol, he wanted a name for the chest, his name is James, He had told me about some nice elderly woman in PA always calling him Yames.

-- BWells,NY

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 07:22 PM

Gorgeous! Great dovetails!

-- -Tim

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 07:43 PM

Awesome and beautimous.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 07:52 PM

very nice and crisp!

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

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 08:08 PM

I like everything about this. Very good looking, sturdy, and functional. A useful work of art!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 01-06-2014 08:28 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 01-06-2014 09:57 PM

I like this design, i might have to borrow a couple of elements of your creative design, fill free to borrow some of mine. I like the layout of the trays. Like PurpLev said, Very Crisp design. I thought of doing handles like this in my mind, but I thought they would look weak and out of place. They really work with your chest.

And very clean looking dovetails.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#9 posted 01-06-2014 09:59 PM

Very handsome. A no nonsense design that still has a lot of character.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#10 posted 01-06-2014 10:46 PM

AWESOME chest. I really like the functionality of this thing. did you cut all those by hand? if so Kudos to you, sir.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 11:50 PM

Thank you very much for the kind responses. to Tooch, I cut all my dovetails by hand, These were actually the first thru-dovetails I have cut in a while. I spend most of the time marking and laying out. Richard, and if there are any elements in this you want questions on, feel free to ask, thank you.

-- BWells,NY

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#12 posted 01-07-2014 03:44 AM

Excellent craftsmanship, very well done. I’m sure the new owner is very pleased.

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#13 posted 01-07-2014 03:58 AM

nice looking box

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#14 posted 01-07-2014 04:23 AM

Magnificent joinery (and design, and chest). If I may ask, how did you cut your dovetails? I have yet to get the hang of it, but your work inspires! Beautiful work – thanks for sharing!

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#15 posted 01-07-2014 04:43 AM

Fantastic box and design. Wood combos are gr8 as well. Lotsa really good details in this box build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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