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Project by Mauricio posted 02-07-2014 04:27 AM 2136 views 13 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a six board chest I made based on a Schwarz article in PW.

All made with 1×12’s from HD. It took two of them to make this chest.

Pretty much all done with hand tools: cross cuts, joinery, and surfacing. I used a cambered jack to leave the surface undulations and plenty of tear out which adds a lot of character.

I didn’t have any cut nails so I used screws caped off with oak dowels. I finished the plugs off with a gouge to make it look a little like a forged nail. I’ll use cut nails next time, it will be a lot faster.

The paint is one coat of barn red paint. I knocked the sheen down with steel wool then sanded with 320 grit. I “distressed” it with 120 grit, a rasp, and finally dark wax.

I plan on making more of these, next time I’ll get some cooler strap hinges from Lee Valley.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 02-07-2014 04:34 AM

Looks good, and right at home in that spot.

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 04:38 AM

Pretty darn neat! I spend so much time sanding that sometimes I forget how good distressed pieces look. Nice!

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 04:45 AM

Beautiful work, love it!!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 04:48 AM

Thanks fellas! I especially like the texture left by the jack plane.

I also forget to mention that the bead was cut with my Stanley #45.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 05:02 AM

Nicely done Maur!

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 05:04 AM

I recognized that bead detail for sure as being your #45. Very nice touch.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 05:46 AM

Super chest nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-07-2014 05:58 AM

Great looking chest Mauricio!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#9 posted 02-07-2014 07:56 AM

Really nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 08:31 AM

Pretty good old-style looking chest. Very authentically.

Great job!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#11 posted 02-07-2014 12:30 PM

Very nice & authentic historic build with great details. Like you I prefer hand tools, I find them very enjoyable to use. Your results with these are great.

-- "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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#12 posted 02-07-2014 12:33 PM

Very nice. The painted finish looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 02-07-2014 01:11 PM

A great chest. I like it!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 02-07-2014 01:32 PM

great looking chest

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 02-07-2014 01:52 PM

Very nice!

I like this simple design, and I have 5 kids, a wife and in-laws who all want one.

I’m intimidated by the paint finish, but I think that’s what makes best sense for this piece. Yours look great!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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