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Project by bandit571 posted 11-28-2020 01:49 AM 780 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame and Raised Panel design, Lid has Bread Board ends. Lumber is Ash. There is a Aromatic Red Cedar floor. The small “Stash Box” on the end also serves as a prop for the lid. Lid is 28-1/2” long, by 17” wide, by 3/4” thick.

Chest stands from the floor to the top of the lid at 24”. Stain is called Early American by Minwax, There is a coat of clear gloss poly, and coat of that stain as a glaze, then a second coat of the varnish. Black handle on each end.

Brass “Piano” hinge. Under the 1/4” Cedar planks, there is a 1/4” plywood panel, glued and screwed to 1×2 cleats

Made as a Christmas Present for my Grandson’s “Better Half”....hope she will like it…

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





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HowardAppel

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 01:59 AM

VERY NICE

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#2 posted 11-28-2020 02:00 AM

Wow, it looks incredible! Great job.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 11-28-2020 02:01 AM

Looks great. Very nice gift!

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#4 posted 11-28-2020 02:27 AM

The final product looks really nice Bandit.

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#5 posted 11-28-2020 02:32 AM

Nice chest, bandit! It was fun watching it come together, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 11-28-2020 02:52 AM

Amazing work!!

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

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#7 posted 11-28-2020 03:41 AM

nice work bandit,a great gift.

-- 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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#8 posted 11-28-2020 05:14 AM

Nice work Bandit! As always I enjoyed following along in your blog.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 11-28-2020 08:43 AM

Well I reckon that looks a bit of allright mate, and I can see why its a DT3 too

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 11-28-2020 11:07 AM

Nicely done! Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#11 posted 11-28-2020 01:33 PM

New family heirloom Bandit! How could she not love it?

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 11-28-2020 02:25 PM

Looks like an antique already. Super work, Bandito.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#13 posted 11-28-2020 02:44 PM

Beautiful Job…and an amazing gift for the grand better half Bandit. She’s going to love it. No bow necessary for that one!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#14 posted 11-28-2020 06:38 PM

Another fine project from the shop, Bandit! I hope you are signing or otherwise marking your completed projects.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#15 posted 11-29-2020 01:05 AM

Nicely done. I’m sure she will love it!

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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