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Dovetail Chest Built for White House from Granite City Steel descendant!

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Project by tpalm posted 09-05-2019 07:05 PM 2154 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand Chiseled used magnet hand saw guide. 100+ hour project.

I’ve built this chest for the White House, they got my great great great grandfathers steel mill running again in Granite City, IL

22inch wide planks where used, Purple Heart and Satin Wood. Hand Chiseled took 100 hours.





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 09-05-2019 07:09 PM

Gorgeous work. Wish there were more pics.
Looks incredible.
Jon

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#2 posted 09-05-2019 07:12 PM

I added one with the lid closed.

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#3 posted 09-05-2019 07:13 PM

And Thank You!

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#4 posted 09-05-2019 07:41 PM

That is a fine chest!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-05-2019 09:45 PM

Wonderful DT chest. Did you get any feedback? Sounds like a win for your local economy.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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tpalm

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#6 posted 09-05-2019 09:55 PM

Not yet still trying to get the chest to Trump

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#7 posted 09-06-2019 12:37 AM

That is a stunning piece of work. Pres. Trump will be thrilled to receive it and honor you for it.

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#8 posted 09-06-2019 01:00 AM

Hopefully, the fake news won’t give me an inch.

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tpalm

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#9 posted 09-06-2019 03:17 AM

It was arround $600 of wood and I made the small inlaid dovetail box with the larger chests scraps. Hand Chiseled both. I hate dovetail jigs.

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MrWolfe

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#10 posted 09-06-2019 03:39 AM

That inlaid dovetail box is stunning tpalm.
Sweet job and nice finish. Your dovetailing is fantastic and the rounded corners along with the inlay really are cool.
I think that small box deserves a post of its own.
Sometimes people will view a post once and not check back on it afterwards. I almost did that too but I’m glad I checked back in and took a look.
Jon

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tpalm

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#11 posted 09-06-2019 03:48 AM

Hey Jon,

Thank you, I am a terrible letter carver though. So dovetails are a different skill in itself. I like things square.

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#12 posted 09-06-2019 11:43 AM

Fine craftsmanship!

-- Chris- Homebuilder and Woodworker, Love the smell of cut wood.

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#13 posted 09-07-2019 03:42 AM

I don’t like Trump, but as he might say to one of his sexual assault victims:

Nice chest.

Seriously, very nice.

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#14 posted 09-08-2019 01:39 PM

Beautiful chest, and an inspiring tribute.

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