for when she is sixteen

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Project by saproc posted 04-09-2012 07:02 PM 2287 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a chest made three years ago made from 100% ash right down to the dowels in the hinges. has a curved lid with draws that raise with the lid. I entered it into one of lincolnshires shows where it won the best in class and best in show . Well i,m proud of myself anyway. And my daughter polishes it regular until she is sixteen probably stop doing it when its hers . kids hey

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 08:48 PM

Very very nice box. I really like the ALL wood aspect of this work. You did a fine job on this and I love the front clasp and the way you designed the “stay” to keep the lid open.

Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 10:58 PM

A great job again. Your insight always amazes this rookie. Love the all wood aspect but most important

I admire the finished project and the planning and knowledge it represents

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 11:15 PM

That’s a beautiful chest. I’m assuming the drawers rotate up as the lid is raised. Great design. I can see why you won first in show. Thanks so much for sharing

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 01:05 AM

That is a very clever chest. With a lot of doweling! Love the catch and lid stop (very innovative).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 03:41 AM

I really like it sir. I can’t tell how big it is and how do the drawers work? I love the hinge however I idon’t know the process. More pictures are in order if you don’t mind. Love it.

-- MrHart

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 07:39 AM

My daughter just turned 16. I made her a hope chest when she was a little girl, and my wife filled it with linen and put her wedding dress in. The kid thinks it’s nice, but she didn’t want us to take this the wrong way or anything, (her words) but she would really prefer a car…... No sense of what’s important in life anymore, these kids.

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 03:53 PM

Great looking chest. Your attention to detail is fantastic! It really makes the world of difference!

Knap gedaan! ;)

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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