Walnut & Cherry Chest

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Project by bandit571 posted 09-12-2017 11:24 PM 1103 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small raised panels of Cherry in Black Walnut frames. Lid is all walnut. Bottom panel is 1/2” thick poplar.

2 coats of amber shellac, and then a top coat of Clear Gloss Poly. 9-1/2” tall, by 15-3/8” wide. front to back is 11” over the finger rest on the lid. Raised the panels using a couple handplanes. Corners are a tongue & groove glue joint. Cherry panels are 1/2” thick. Nice little project.

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#1 posted 09-13-2017 01:19 AM

My wife said “nice, ” which is high praise.

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 01:38 AM

Very handsome chest, Bandit. That would look right at home in any man cave.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 01:59 AM

turned out very nice bandit

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#4 posted 09-13-2017 03:20 AM

Very beautiful work sir

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

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#5 posted 09-13-2017 03:53 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 02:55 PM

Once again the demonstration that the skill is what matters.
You work in general (this and previous ones) has helped me doing a bench without spending too much time and money in making a fancy bench.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 03:04 PM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 09-13-2017 03:10 PM

This is a beautiful chest and you have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 09-13-2017 08:11 PM

This one turned out very nice.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 09-13-2017 08:12 PM

Nice work bandito.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 09-13-2017 11:04 PM

This is awesome Bandit. I’ve been following the blog on this and… you make it look so easy! And my wife also says “It’s beautiful”, which is much better that the usual “Ok honey, that’s nice”. Thanks for sharing.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#12 posted 09-13-2017 11:16 PM

Looks good Bandit. I like the raised panel look.

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

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#13 posted 09-15-2017 05:12 PM

Great work Bandit

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