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Another wonderful job with that reclaimed wood, Stewart!
 

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very "old world" looking.
This would look lovely in my home ;)
 

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Very well done Stewart - even if it is oaken :)). I really like the hinges - are they custom fitted? Beautiful chest and finish.
 

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Stewart,

That is really nice. On a piece that large, to get full book matched front panels, that is not something you see very often. And the panels are particularly nice, lots of figure, really eye catching. Something that nice seems worth the cost of a blade an a little smoke.
 

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Thanks folks. This one is now brimming over with my wife's knitting yarns! The hinges, Bill, were cheap (and fairly nasty) DIY steel hinges that I altered with files to look as if they were blacksmith made. Our last local blacksmith closed down two or three years ago. They're known as penny or halfpenny hinges depending on the size of the circular bit on the end. I then beat them with a ball pein hammer, attacked them with a blowlamp and dropped them in old sump oil (Don't do this indoors children!). Good grief. the things we do for our art!!
 

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Wonderful chest. Great use of the burl.
 

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Stewart The bandsawing went great the veneered panels are really great. What are the dimensions of the panels?
 

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This is a beautiful piece, Stewart! Wow!
 

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Like all of your work Stewart, this is well executed and beautiful. Thanks so much for showing it.
 

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As the young people say "VERY COOL" Stewart
LuLu would say its beautiful
And i sat. it's a piece of craftsmanship
Well done
 

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Very nice indeed, those panels look amazing.
 

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100% Beautiful workmanship, thanks so much for showing and sharing with us.
 

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I'm with the rest here - great piece! I'd also be interested in the panel dimensions…
 

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"attacked them with a blowlamp and dropped them in old sump oil"

I had to look that one up:
Blowlamp or Blow torch is a common name for a simple heating torch,
 

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Stewart,

This is a terrific chest! Thanks for sharing. But I don't see any mention of the type of finish you might have used. Please let me know. Thanks!
 

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Beautiful wood and workmanship Stewart. Nicely done!
 

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First rate, Stewart. I like the pinned M&T joints, and the panels are beauties.
 

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Thanks all. The panels Karson, measure around 11" x 13". My way of finishing Al Navas is usually very basic. I apply 'Danish Oil' - I don't know if it's peculiar to the UK (and Denmark??) - over a number of days. Sometimes 'scrub' the oil in with fine wet-or-dry abrasive paper. When dry, I build up then shine with a beeswax polish. Oh yes, the nice little brass lock came from a wooden case I saved from a bonfire pile. - I love recycling.
 

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Very, very nice Mr. Stewart. I love the wood and design. mike
 
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