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Project by majeagle1 posted 12-14-2008 10:07 PM 3334 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project commisioned by a friend that sells antique toy parts and needed
these to hold all of his “parts and pieces” to take to shows.
He needed 8 of them and wanted something economical so I used Poplar.
All the wood is 1/2” thick to reduce the weight.
The dimensions are 23”wide x 16”high x 12” deep.
I used Arm-r-seal oil & urethane for the finish and a Minwax English Chestnut for
the stain. If I were to do this again, I would NOT use Poplar, it is way to soft.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 10:09 PM

Nice chests! That’s a lot of work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kolwdwrkr

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 10:23 PM

Looks like there may be an extra one in there for me huh, lol. Nice work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Woodhacker

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 06:06 AM

Gene, I agree though poplar is pretty soft, but they still look very nice.

-- Martin, Kansas

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 12-16-2008 08:01 AM

Wow, eight of them. I’d be happy to make one good one. Great!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Jon3

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#5 posted 12-30-2008 06:07 PM

Very nice! How are the front drawers held in when you travel? Did you use some of those gernstner style drawer stays?

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 01-02-2009 07:44 AM

Jon, I actuallly just drilled a 1/8” hole down through the front of the chest itself and drilled corisponding holes into each drawer. They are all held in place by a brass 1/8” rod. To unlock, you just open the case, pull out the rod and voila!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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ccpenco

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#7 posted 03-02-2009 09:14 AM

looks like one of those gerstner tool chests

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APLJaK

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#8 posted 03-10-2009 03:59 AM

I think I may have drooled a little bit on my keyboard. Wow, nice work – not to mention ambitious! A machinists chest is on my list of to-do’s. I can’t believe you made a bunch of them. very nice….

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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Ivan

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 10:36 PM

Gene,

How did you do the green felt lining? Spray in after the finish was done? Or is it sheet material glued in?

Looks great btw!

Ivan

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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Manitario

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#10 posted 11-27-2010 05:57 PM

Beautiful chests!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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