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Project by CL810 posted 08-14-2016 10:31 PM 11263 views 12 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest is a graduation gift for my son. It is made with mahogany, maple and walnut.

The finish on the mahogany is Watco Teak Oil. For some reason the Teak Oil did not get this particular mahogany to the deep rich color I was looking for. I used The Anarchist’s Daughter’s wax and it deepened the mahogany’s color further than the oil did which I am happy about.

The inside of the chest has several coats of Sealcoat. The Walnut was finished with Watco’s Dark Walnut Oil and Minwax’s Polycrylic varnish.

I seeded the chest with a basic set of tools. About 50-50 vintage vs. new.. The astute will notice that I “splurged”, and purchased one of Bob Summerfield's table saws .

Thanks for looking.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR





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Brit

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#1 posted 08-14-2016 10:45 PM

That is an absolute stunner Andy. Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 08-14-2016 10:49 PM

Wow Andy. That is awesome. That looks like it will be around for generations.

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-14-2016 10:52 PM

Fantastic job.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 10:55 PM

Wish I was your son! Beautiful job Andy.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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putty

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 11:05 PM

Very Nice, its a beautiful chest. You’re a good dad and your son will treasure it.

-- Putty

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 11:12 PM

Your work is always amazing to look at
And your workmanship is outstanding
Very nice work
And your son is a lucky man
Nice job bud

-- https://photos.google.com/b/114897950873317692653/

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shipwright

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 12:59 AM

What a great gift! Your son is indeed a lucky man.
I lost my dad when I was twelve and missed these moments.
I hope you both cherish this time and have many more years to make shavings together.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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kiefer

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#8 posted 08-15-2016 01:01 AM

Gorgeous looking tool box and expertly made with great care and skill , but one thing that always bugs me is that the tools just lay there and are not prevented to bang into each other and get damaged and that is something that should be addressed .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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CL810

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#9 posted 08-15-2016 01:45 AM

Thanks guys for the kind words.

Klaus, lol!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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woodcox

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#10 posted 08-15-2016 01:54 AM

Wow Andy. That is an amazing gift.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 03:17 AM

She’s purty, i want me one..

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#12 posted 08-15-2016 03:51 AM

That’s a gorgeous finish on a fine chest, congrats!

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Woodknack

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#13 posted 08-15-2016 03:51 AM

Nicely done!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 08-15-2016 04:07 AM

Expertly done Andy. It’s something your son should treasure for years and then pass it on to his children to cherish.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#15 posted 08-15-2016 10:55 AM

Wow! What a beautiful tool chest. It’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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