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Project by mranum posted 01-25-2009 05:32 AM 1830 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chest I made as a wedding gift for some friends of ours a few years ago. The original design was a pencil/stationary box and I felt it would look nice as a full sized chest. I was right. Its all Red Oak from logs I harvested and had sawed.

The inscription on the inside reads the date on the top line followed by:

”The first day of forever together”

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 05:40 AM

Great wedding gift. I’ll bet they loved it.

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

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 06:00 AM

Charlie took the words right out of my mouth…first thing I thought…”I’ll bet they loved it.” Strange how some woodworkers have like minds.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 06:12 AM

Oh yes they loved it, as did everyone who saw it. In a way I almost felt bad because it shined over any other gift they got. But then again I was their Best Man. ;)

Actually I got an order for a different type of chest from the brides sister after that for her daughters wedding.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 02:11 PM

Very nice chest. I like the way you arranged the board, the wood grain pattern look running continuously around the chest sides and also the base.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 03:42 PM

Great Lookin Chest and a Great Gift

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 04:53 PM

That is a very nice gift! Don’t feel bad about over shining all other gifts: that’s what the best man is supposed to do.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 11:29 PM

Nice Chest!

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 03:06 PM

That’s a great chest and very beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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