The Yames chest

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Project by BrianWells posted 198 days ago 2013 views 27 times favorited 25 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 198 days ago

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

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#2 posted 198 days ago

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 198 days ago

Gorgeous! Great dovetails!

-- -Tim

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#4 posted 198 days ago

Awesome and beautimous.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#5 posted 198 days ago

very nice and crisp!

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

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#6 posted 198 days ago

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 198 days ago

looks great

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#8 posted 198 days ago

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 198 days ago

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

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#10 posted 198 days ago

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 198 days ago

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 198 days ago

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

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#13 posted 198 days ago

nice looking box

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#14 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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.

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