Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hope'

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Personal Projects #1: Steamer Trunk ~ Blanket Chest

04-29-2018 08:14 PM by John Smith | 9 comments »

A few years ago, my 8yo granddaughter saw an antique steamer trunk at a yard sale and fell in love with it. Going through school, she learned that that style of trunk was used back in the days before airplane travelwas common and people traveled on cruise ships such as the Queen Mary (and the Titanic).for their vacations that could last up to 6 months or more. So they carried ever...

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Woodworking For Therapy #22: Life Is Full Of Storms and Sawdust!

10-13-2014 11:18 PM by Steve Kreins | 7 comments »

Well, last week we had one heck of a storm here in Waco! We suffered some damage, broken limbs, scratches to the cars and a wall damaged on my tiny shop. The wall is patched, the tree debris is cleared away and I found most of my sand paper and other stuff that wasn’t secured well. What the storm reminded me of is that we face all sorts of unexpected storms in life and usually panic at first glance. The damage seems overwhelming and we think nothing will ever be the same. The truth ...

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Hope Chest Build #2: Hand raised panel-first one

05-01-2012 06:30 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 7 comments »

Well I started this blog section to keep track of how things were going. They went from good to ok to bad. When putting it all together it seemed like nothing was fitting up to square. I started using only hand tools and have started making some decent progress. I have the back panel all glued up, the front frame is ready for final assembly and the sides stiles and rails are all set for the panels. Today I got out to the shop and did some work on them. This is my first raised panel (machine o...

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Father - Daughter Project #1: off to a good start

03-10-2012 04:28 AM by Mainiac Matt | 8 comments »

I promised my daughters I would build each one of them a hope chest some day. Well, my oldest is going to help me make hers. This will be her first experience in the shop and my first “real” furniture project. We’re going to build a slight deviation of the NYWS design. I gave her three choices of wood. I could buy QSWO. I have a pile of Honduran Mahogany that was salvaged from a deck job site. Or I could get a Red Oak timber left from the construction of our hou...

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Hope Chest Build #1: The layout

11-29-2011 04:44 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I have never used sketchup to really do any project. I, however, wanted this project to go smooth and for it to go smooth, you MUST have a plan. I didn’t want to go and just wing it and screw something up. I’m building this for a lady to give to her grand daughter so I wanted it to be something that could be handed down for generations. The drawing is what I have come up with. It will be able to hold 8 pictures in the front that can be interchangable as the years progress and ...

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TOE, the Trickle Outward Effect #1: TOE the Trickle Outward Effect

05-17-2011 07:17 PM by Jacquelyn Smith | 3 comments »

On my walk this morning I paused to admire the Willamette River. It is wide and this morning it was quiet, peaceful and full. As always it was flowing past me, underneath my footbridge. The body split apart and came back together again with grace and ease. After admiring it’s awesome beauty I was reminded of my work and the feeling of running in place. On the surface the river looks so peaceful so laid back like nothing is really going on. It’s so full that rapids aren’t even showing whe...

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Hope / Blanket Chest #1: In The Beginning

01-12-2009 07:27 AM by KasperShop | 0 comments »

I decided to make a hope chest for my wife for our 5 year anniversary since the theme of the anniversary is wood. She told me when we first started dating that she always wanted one. It took awhile to find a design I liked, and it was one from tooldad. He made a solid cedar raised panel blanket chest I loved the design!

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Hope Chest Redux #1: Day 1

07-27-2007 08:19 PM by Tommy | 5 comments »

Only weeks after finishing Hope Chest #1 for my first daughter (, Flannery and I (#2) took a trip to Edensaw and picked out the wood for her chest. Originally, she thought she wanted a combo of peruvian walnut and white oak. As we walked through Edensaw, she kept commenting on several beautiful sticks of santos mahogony. In short, the mahogany made it home…the oak didn’t. We’ll see what happens. Since I do all my milling by hand (planin...

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