2 Drawer Chest

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-05-2020 04:28 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Resaw a stack of Ash scraps…aiming for 5/16” thick stock….by the time it was all hand planed smooth, it was closer to 1/4” thick. hand chopped box/finger joints. Stain is what is called “Gunstock” by Minwax. One coat of Clear Gloss Poly. Small wooden knobs from Hobby Lobby, as are the hinges.

Drawers ride on plywood “floors”. Top drawer has a divider in the middle. last photo shows it pre-stained.

Size? Lid is 1/4” x 8’’ x 12-1/2”. Stands 6-1/2” tall…with the lid closed…case is 8-1/2” deep, front to back.

There is a nice little Blog about the construction. There are bread board ends on that 1/4” thick top.

Don’t throw away your scraps…never know what can be made from it…..

thanks for looking in.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 03-05-2020 04:39 PM

Nice! What scraps? Wood burning fireplace & Alberta Winters = burn box in the shop:) Plus fire pit in backyard so Grangirls can roast marshmallows!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 03-05-2020 05:13 PM

Another keeper! Congrats on build completion and thanks for the blog. It is a nice day in midwest Ohio – get outside for some fresh air :)

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 03-05-2020 05:59 PM

Real nice Bandit. That resawing and sizing is a ton of work.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 03-05-2020 06:16 PM

nice chest – I think I like it better w/o the stain

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 03-05-2020 07:04 PM

Hnd cut box joints! Theres something you dont see often nowadays. I am not ever going to do that. But hats off to you for doing so!

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#6 posted 03-05-2020 11:11 PM

Nice! Don’t see ash around much because of the beetles.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 03-06-2020 01:57 PM

Classic design always works…!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-06-2020 02:33 PM

Very nice chest, I use gunstock a lot. I have no scrap just UDP’s (undesignated projects) and firewood.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#9 posted 03-07-2020 05:07 AM

Excellent work! Loved watching this progress.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 03-07-2020 10:22 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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