Hope Chest #1: Shell is finished

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Blog entry by rrlumber posted 07-07-2009 06:27 AM 1093 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have finished the shell of the hope chest for my daughter. I will now start on the inside fit and finish. I plan to use aromatic cedar for the bottom to give it a cedar chest feel/smell.

My mortise joints on the frame and panels came out good but they will need some fine tuning with a scraper to get them even all the way across.

The plan I am using called for a grove down each leg to receive the tongue on the styles and rails. If I did this again I would use a stop dado instead of a plug for the bottom of the leg where the grove is exposed. I thinks this would have been much cleaner.


-- Darrell, Round Rock

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 10:53 AM

Really very smooth and clean joinery – and its surely strong & heavy.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Derrek LeRouax

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 03:04 PM

Looks great so far. I hope it keeps going well for you.

Where did you get your plans from?

-- Derrek L.

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 04:07 AM

Looking good look forward to more.

-- wood crafting & classes

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