Cherry Chest

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 02-05-2013 08:54 PM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

There is a whole lot about this piece that won’t make sense to you.
It’s exactly what I wanted though, with one exception. I wanted an extra 1 inch between the base and the case that was cut to the exact measurement of the routed piece. Just plain forgot till it was too late.
Also I had some tear out of the dowel holes on the face plate under the lid.

No matter, I’m keeping this one till I get my walnut living room furniture built anyway.

I intentionally put the two pieces of padauk in there. I thought, at least for my taste that an all cherry box is rather boring and I like the simple statement if gives.

The walls are very thick because I was trying a new form of construction which makes mitered corners only a decoration, not structure, and has hidden joinery.

Shown after one coat Arm R seal over shellac sanding sealer and after 320 g sanding.

You may well ask yourself ‘why didn’t he make the top hide the end grain. One, I like end grain, two, it gives some color on the sides.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 02:08 PM

Beautiful. Great work!
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