Hannah's Chest

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Project by 987Ron posted 06-26-2020 10:34 PM 501 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Actually made this some time ago. Used boiled linseed oil as a finsih, waiting for it to cure all this time. Still had an odor after several months. Do not know what made me use the linseed oil. Finally put a couple of coats of shellac to seal it. Mahogany with Holly stringing. Berries are Holly, Red Cedar and Cherry. Secondary wood is Poplar. Aged the brass to give the hardware a vintage look.
The plans were from an older copy of a woodworking magazine. The original chest was made in Pennsylvania early 1700s by a woodworker name Pyle. He made two chests, one for his daughter Hannah and one for his sister-in-law also named Hannah. The second one is in a museum in Pennsylvania.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 10:57 PM

Truly lovely. I’ve always admired string like yours. I’ve never had the bravery to try it.

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#2 posted 06-26-2020 11:16 PM

Very nicely done.

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#3 posted 06-27-2020 01:10 AM

Well executed. I heard of Pyle. You’ve done him justice.
Like Bob said. The string inlay is wonderful.

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 06-27-2020 10:18 AM

its all good. I’d like to learn inlay.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 06-27-2020 01:03 PM

Wow, that is gorgeous! Beautiful work. Yours looks like it could be in a museum, also. Don’t know why it wasn’t a daily top 3.

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#6 posted 06-27-2020 02:33 PM

Fine replica of some classic designs! Looks like you perfected all those joints and that inlay is something to be proud of!

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#7 posted 06-27-2020 07:09 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it very much.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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#8 posted 06-28-2020 01:56 PM

Very cool design and great workmanship.


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