Hope Chest #1: Design in progress...

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Blog entry by aussiechippie posted 09-24-2009 08:39 AM 2900 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I’ve signed up for a woodworking class ‘til the end of the year and have decided to make a hope chest (and a couple of other little things).

Tool Dad was kind enough to send plans for the Cedar Hope Chest he’s built and I have turned them into a Sketchup (first one I’ve tried). I think it’s looking pretty good so far, but any input would be appreciated – I’m fairly new to woodworking and would like to do the best job I can on this project.

Here’s the assembled Hope Chest:

Assembled Chest

And an exploded view:

I may have gone overboard with the detail – not sure how much detail people typically put into their sketchups, but I think I’d rather design twice and build once :). Here’s an example of the Rail corner for the right side panel

Anyway, I was planning on using Cedar for the whole chest and finishing the outside with Polyurethane, but any advice would be welcome.

Thanks for looking!

-- If at first you don't succeed... then skydiving's not for you...

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 12:41 PM

Going to be a great project!

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 01:46 PM

That looks like an interesting project that you are going to build and it is nice to see both the detail in the Sketchup design and to see how easily you have mastered using it.

It looks like you are going to be having fun in the class.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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