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We are hosting a birthday party for a friend this weekend, and back when I started building my "shop" she asked me to build her a hope chest. Well I am not quite at that level yet, but I thought it would be fun to build her this miniature and wrap it up in a great big real hope chest sized box.
It's not quite finished but I am happy with the dry fit.
The strip in the top and the bottom are "mystery" wood. I have no idea what it is.The rest is walnut and oak. This is still the dry fit stage. Tomorrow I will finish it with tung oil and glue it up.
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Hi Deb,

WOW!!, Very nicely done. You've done a wonderful job.

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Hi Deb, there seems to be something about the small boxes, if you can do that you can do most anything--you are on your way to "anything". Very nice presentation and product.

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Deb as some one who has done quite a few of both I can tell you you have to be way more precise on the small box. So do not sell your self short. You have all the skills you need to build a nice hope chest. Just for fun buy a sheet of plywood. Cut the front back and two sides. Then just screw them to geather. Now take small strips of wood and cover the screw hole side. Next lay strips on the other side over laping the ones you all ready did. Now make a top and a bottom. Just look at my gallery for the hope chest I made. You will be able to do it. Post pictures.
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Thanks guys. This is my first real creation. The spouse was dumbstruck..lol. I am still in shock myself. A year ago I was not capable of this kind of work. But you folks have given me great advice, lots of encouragement, and a real desire to learn this craft. Finding this forum was the best thing that ever happend to me.
I am still trying to grasp the fact that I did this whole thing in one day. (except the finish of course).I HAVE come a long way baby! And I couldn't have done it without all of you! Thanks again
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Nice job, Deb. I'm sure she'll love it.

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Fine work for a girl, Deb. Just kidding, you are becoming quite the craftsman. Please post a picture (or 2 for Harry) of the finished chest.




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Hey Deb
What a beautiful creation indeed, it shows your high skill level!
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We are hosting a birthday party for a friend this weekend, and back when I started building my "shop" she asked me to build her a hope chest. Well I am not quite at that level yet, but I thought it would be fun to build her this miniature and wrap it up in a great big real hope chest sized box.
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After a little more sanding, adding the hinges and 3 coats of tung oil, it's all finished. The lid gave me some grief, and it's on a little crooked. I need to brush up on hinge mortising and lid attachment. Good thing there will be alcohol at this party. It works wonders for hiding little mistakes.
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