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One of my goals for the new year is to get a little more organized.
This Gerstner chest variation is a step in that direction.
The chest is 42"W x 18"H x 12"D
It is made from Sapele and Hard Maple.
The case is joined with Dovetails and the 20 drawers have Lock-Joint joinery.
The dadoed dividers are hard maple and are inset by 1/4" at each junction.
It also features two cam-lock locking drawers and the back is oak tongue and groove fitted into a half inch rabbet.

It took a lot longer to build than I thought it would, but I was in no hurry.
It was a fun project but all the fine details like layout and set-up were challenging.

The finish is a liberal amount of Boiled Linseed Oil, followed by a good rub down and then about four coats of water based Polyurethane.
In the last picture, the box next to this one was a practice box.
I think I may make a total of four to hand down to my sons and sons in law.

I just got a bunch of nice Cherry, so I think the next one will be made from that.
I love the way Cherry ages.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

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That is totally awesome. There a ton of intricate workmanship it that piece. Really nice job.
 

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Beautifully done, Cherry has always been at the top of my list.
 

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Awesome build! Love working with cherry; my favorite!
 

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Awesome build!

Nice workbench setup, too!
 

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very nice eric
lots of detailing here

by the time you make 3 more

there goes your vacation in florida
or even chicago
 

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Eric, Don't know why you have 'Wrecker' in your LJ Id.
Your don't live up to that mate, beautiful job.
 

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Wow! Eric, what a beautiful tool chest. This is an outstanding piece and has a lot of craftsmanship and nice details. And just look at the wonderful storage it provides.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Very nice, Eric. Looks great, tons of function to boot. Congrats on a job well done!
 

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WOW! Sure you don't miss storage for small items.
 

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Wow, Eric that is an awesome tool chest. Nicely done!!
 

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Beautiful tool chest. It's all in the details, another proof of your craftsmanship.
Hey, that's a lot of drawer knobs too. Did you get a loan ?

I'm proud of you my friend, once again !

Best,
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Looks more like top shelf furniture. Beautiful work Eric!
 

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Gad Zooks you are prolific! That would take me a year to complete. Of course, I am just a lazy old man… (-:

That is a beautiful item that will never die, and it should be very functional as well.

Doing some other hobby stuff, so the shop has been quiet for a few days. I have a shop project to post if I ever get to it, and I am well on the way with another one.

When I get back to La Conner I will post a wine rack I made there. So I do occasionally slip up and actually make an occasional non-shop project… (-:

We go to La Conner in about 10 days, so it won't be long.
 

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Absolutely beautiful work. Great job buddy
 

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Super tool chest, Eric!!.

Jim
 
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