Sea Chest

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Project by ronstar posted 05-17-2021 01:05 AM 734 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sea chest – made the sides from more than 10 years worth of scraps. Walnut, cherry, red oak, white oak, sapele, padauk, African mahogany, wenge. Made the four sides as edge glued – like cutting boards. Then box joints at corners. Base and top are sapele. Top has breadboard ends using 3 glued dominos in the middle with a dominos at. the sides (glued to main part of top, but not glued to breadboard ends.) Screwed ends of breadboard ends to main part of top, and plugged.

Bought the compass rose medallion and inlayed it in the top. Bought the beckets (rope handles) on etsy. Used Rockler torsion hinges.

Finish is Osmo Polyx-oil.

Slideshow of build:

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 05-17-2021 01:49 AM

pretty damn cool ron and with the price of wood these days you made good use of all your we even call small pieces of wood these days “scraps”-lol. nice work.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-17-2021 02:58 AM

Quite the use of scraps. I like the symmetry you used in the pattern. Gives it kind of an Aztec vibe.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 05-17-2021 07:06 AM

Nicely designed, looks cool.

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#4 posted 05-17-2021 10:22 AM

No such thing as scraps. (to me)

That is a really cool chest.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 05-17-2021 10:54 AM

Really nice looking chest. I love the sapele top.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 05-17-2021 10:59 AM

That is super cool – great build

-- 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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#7 posted 05-17-2021 11:11 AM

Thanks everyone!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 05-17-2021 11:57 AM

Nice, Ron! Pretty pattern a good use of scraps.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 05-17-2021 01:00 PM

This is really nice, looks like a lot of work! Great job!

-- Rich

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#10 posted 05-17-2021 04:34 PM

Really sharp. Wish I had seen that when I was trying to use up my left overs.

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#11 posted 05-17-2021 09:04 PM


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

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