Wormy Chestnut Shaker Chest (was linen press) #4: From panels to completion

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 02-03-2013 02:21 PM 4129 reads 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Miscalculated the waste on one, so proud board needs to be planed (after I put away the planer).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Don W

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 02:28 PM

glad to see some progress from WV. I’ll never tire of the wormy chestnut.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 02:33 PM

What is this project, and who is Bertha? Wait, I remember that guy. Used to hang around on the Handplanes thread, right? And wormy chestnut… I have a few scraps of that stuff in inventory that came from West Virginia!

Oh!! Its AL!!!!

Throwing us a bone of progress on the linen press, actually getting shop time! Sweet! This cabinet is gonna have all kinds of visual interest, I think. Looking forward to some larger assemblies, exciting times to come. Congrats on progress!

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 02:57 PM

Found any worms yet then? Nice to have you back Al and great to see some progress on the linen press. I’m off to find out what a linen press is now, ‘cause whatever they are, we don’t have them here.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 03:01 PM

Looking good Al!! If you come up short, I have a few small pieces of wormy chestnut I’ve been holding on to for a long time. Not really sure what to do with them, so if you need em…..

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 03:06 PM

Great to see more photos from your shop…that’s gonna be a sweet panel…miss ya, bud! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 03:21 PM

He is back…the press is back. Hope all is well.

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 03:31 PM

Looking good, Bertha. That chestnut is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 03:40 PM

loving that chestnut!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 03:48 PM

hey al really nice to hear from you, man i love the chestnut, ive watched videos of the plight of this magnificent tree, and you have a piece of history , enjoy the build…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 04:53 PM

Good looking wood…. I had to look up and see what a linen press might look like. I thought it was going to be a table of sorts with some apparatus that flattened sheets… or something. Now I know. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece with this particular wood.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 05:16 PM

Yea Al, I know what it is, but we’re gonna need an explanation of why it’s called a press.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 02-03-2013 06:44 PM

I don’t know what a linen press is Bertha, but I love the wood. Do you have to train the worms or are they just naturally creative (destructive?). Looking forward with suspense what this eventually turns out to be. I’m sure it will be nice since you are building it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-03-2013 07:36 PM

Great to see some progress Al!

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

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#14 posted 02-03-2013 08:49 PM

Good to see some activity in WV. Now I also need to look up linen press. All the guys above claimed to have looked it up but I wonder about them since they didn’t share the findings. LOL Good to see your post.

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