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Project by cavemancarpenter posted 12-15-2017 01:19 PM 1615 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the truck for delivery. My wife wanted a wedding gift for her best friend. The walnut is from a Gettysburg witness tree, birdseye maple, purple heart and cedar was locally bought. Topped off with 10 coats of finish. Fun project!

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 01:34 PM

Awesome chest. They’ll cherish it for a lifetime.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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swirt

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 02:00 PM

Wow! Speechless. Very beautiful wood crafted into an impressive chest.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 02:23 PM

What a gift!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 02:26 PM

Chest is awesome, finish looks perfect. I like the thick cedar liner

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#5 posted 12-15-2017 02:39 PM

This is a wonderful wedding chest and shows a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

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

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

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 02:45 PM

Very nice looking and great gift.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 12-15-2017 02:52 PM

That is really some kind of impressive!!

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#8 posted 12-15-2017 03:35 PM

that chest is just spectacular!your craftsmanship is top notch and i just love your wood combo.your wifes friend is lucky to have such good friends.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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cavemancarpenter

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 05:00 PM

Thank you guys for all the nice comments. She was very happy and had tears in her eyes. :>)

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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Cweatherl

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#10 posted 12-15-2017 05:24 PM

Stunning! I hope they cherish this forever!

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#11 posted 12-15-2017 05:37 PM

absolutely beautiful! Now this is an heirloom!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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#12 posted 12-15-2017 06:03 PM

Awesome, what a great look it has. What type of finish?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#13 posted 12-15-2017 06:13 PM

Stunning doesn’t say enough! Wow, it’s beautiful.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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cavemancarpenter

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#14 posted 12-15-2017 06:54 PM

Seal a cell and arm r seal

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#15 posted 12-15-2017 10:02 PM

Stunning!

-- jstegall

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