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Wood And Materials Used
Mostly White Oak, till is pine, bottom inside of chest is lined with aromatic cedar, drawer bottom is plywood
Tools Used
Dovetail saw, chisels, coping saw, measuring tools, clamps, etc.
Made this chest for a wedding present. First project I tackled where I hand cut dovetails. Don't look too close. : )

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Very nice!
I have something very similar on my to do list as well.
 

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what do you mean,those dovetails look pretty damn good to me,especially if those are your first.congrats. (y) 😎
 

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What a beautiful gift!! Looks great.
 

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That is a very nice chest, great dovetails you managed t cut by hand. It will be a long cherrished gift for the couple. Well done.
 

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Thanks all for the kind comments. I built the chest some time back but was using it to see if I could post in the projects section and what it took to do that. I messed it up, ended up with a double post that I had to ask Cricket to remove.
 

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Excellent chest!!!!!!!!!!An heirloom for sure!!........Jim
 

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Nothing wrong with those tails! Nice job. I built one a few years ago that was smaller than this. It had 32 dove tails. I spent about as much time sharpening chisels as I did building. That chest weighed a ton! I bet yours is even heavier.
 

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Classic build! Really old school work. Congrats.
 

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Those dovetails look really good to me. That’s a lot to cut too. You went big and it paid off. Well done.
 
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