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This is a hope chest I made for my grndaughter. The plans were purchased from rockler woodworking. The chest was made frome 1x pine. With the lettering and flowers cut from 1/4 inch maple with my scrollsaw and overlayered on the front. My only regret is that I couldn`t afford a better quality of wood.

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 03:13 PM

Nice looking chest Herb. I bet your grand daughter will love it.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 03:16 PM

how lovely… the flowers touch my heart. A lovely addition to the beautiful storage chest.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 03:23 PM

What a lovely gift—as for the quality of wood .. I wouldn’t worry about it at all .. as with any piece of art it’s less about the materials you use and more about skill/vision and what you do with what you have and I’d say by the looks of it you did very well – I’m sure she’ll treasure this for some time to come

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:54 PM


Nice work! This will be a family treasure.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 07:25 PM

Excellent work, Herb!

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

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 08:50 PM

Great job Herb. Nothing wrong with using Pine for your projects – if used indoors it will last as long as oak, especially on a project such as your Hope Chest that will not be subject to a lot of stress.

Your granddaughter should cherish it – it’s something made especially for her, buy her Grandfather, with love.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 09:42 PM

Herb , I have to agree with Bill (AKA Cajunpen). Your granddaughter will cherish it for a life time. Beautiful chest.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#8 posted 10-01-2007 09:58 PM

Herb: great looking chest. Look at a lot of old furniture. They are made of pine. It’s a great functional wood. and will last forever. It’s the treatment that furniture gets that cause problems.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 10:37 PM

i like it. you should be proud of yourself. good job !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 05:54 AM

Why complain about the material, Herb? Not only you did a very nice job, but you choose a pine of great quality that’s not knotty at all, very clean boards.

As has previously been said here, it’s not the materials but the craftsmanship what makes a fine piece, and you have what it takes to turn a bunch of humble pine boards in a fine furniture piece.

Keep up the good work!

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#11 posted 10-02-2007 05:15 PM

Really nice work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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