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One has taken a while - the other just a few days.

The first is a Shaker inspired clock - the top portion of a tall wall clock that I didn’t have the patience to attempt. Took more weeks of small steps than I imagined bit the results are fairly satisfying. All Cherry with a two-tone Pine back.

The second is a trim carpenter’s toolbox I found on the local CL for ten bucks - the seller’s father’s toolbox. It was covered in brown paint, so I promptly stripped it completely and left it in its original plywood condition with a few coats of Tung Oil. Two days of steady sweat in our increasingly hot and humid Tennessee weather.
 

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wow..
nice...

your trim box looks like my grandfather's fishing tackle box...
 

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The old tool box has a lot of character. Good move to just strip the paint off.
 
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Wow...I'm gonna say VERY NICE on the clock...but...that tool box is a magnificent restoration...! ! ! Gives the impression of its original character, aged and maintained...

AWESOME...! ! !
 

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Thanks, all. The toolbox had metal edging all over itself but added a good bit of weight, so I chose to delete it and am glad.

The next clock will be a fun one - and a greater challenge in finish work and clean detail. Sample pic attached - mine will be another square version without the lower case details. Gotta find some spiffy Cherry with great grain for the face first...
 

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I had a kind of dutch uncle as a kid who did finish carplentry for his son, who was a contractor. Taught me a lot and he had a tool box very much like this. He used a lot of hand tools, old school. Taught me to hang doors perfectly, among other things.
 

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Thanks Dan - that toolbox took all the attention away from my clock but it’s what I expected from a bunch of toolhounds. Not sure if I’ll ever use that big ol’ box but it’ll be a good attention getter if I ever get to sell at a local crafts/antiques fair that’s been postponed here.

I’ll be posting a table-based slab milling setup soon...need to try it out first.
 
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