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Sinker Cypress Treasure Chest

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Project by TulsaWoodSmith posted 07-27-2010 11:16 PM 3965 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Chest has the same dimensions as several others I have built. 22” x 22” x 32.”

I had never used sinker cypress before, though I had seen it featured on the “Ax Men” program for several months. The wonderful rich green color on the surface of the boards when planed or shaped reveals a lusterous golden yellow brown underneath.

I have built some of these boxes as toy chests for boys, but have now discovered that “boys” of all ages like them to keep stuff in.

The wood is messy to cut and shape, due to the fuzzy sawdust that seems to cling to everything. But it cleans up easily and the results are eyecatching.

Thanks for looking.

Michael

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 12:18 AM

Beautiful chest, love the rail and stile front, or so it looks.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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TulsaWoodSmith

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 01:10 AM

Actually, Mike,

It is rail / style with raised panels all the way around. 12 total, all the same size

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Michael

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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longgone

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 02:16 AM

Fantastic looking chest. I know what you mean about a messy wood to work. I just ran a large chunk of sinker cypress through my drum sander and it gummed up the belt so much that I had to throw it away. I have a table I made from sinker cypress and it is beautiful…although it is soft.
I met a guy here in my neck of the woods in Louisiana who retreives sinker logs from the batou and lakes. He builds pirogues from them that are a work of art. For those of you who do not know…a Pirogue is a cajun yacht. My first exposoure to woodworking was around the early 1950’s when my Dad and uncle would build cypress pirogues in the garage…One of my fondest memories and the point where I became addicted to woodworking.

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 03:56 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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TulsaWoodSmith

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 04:32 AM

Great story, Greg.

Thanks for telling it. Yes, that Sinker is beautiful but it is MESSY!
Michael

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 04:45 AM

Very nice looking chest, it has a nice rich look to it.

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 05:02 AM

Looks super Michael interesting wood too.

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 07:48 AM

Great lookin’ project !

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 11:32 AM

I like wood you choose for this box.I like when natural lines and contures of wood are shown in project.Very nise work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 01:12 AM

That’s a great looking chest, I love the rail & stile carried through the entire piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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