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Old 05-15-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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My daughter is graduating high school next week. Sending her off to the next phase of growing up with something to ground her a little.



Brown cedar chest finished with clear semi-gloss polyacrylic.


Here is the aromatic red cedar wedged in covering the bottom. No need for glue and replacing will be easy at any time.



Had fun gluing the whole thing together. All made from 3/4" x 5 1/2" boards. End caps ripped from same stock. Really enjoyed playing with the biscuit joiner for this one.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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Hey that looks really neat!

I wish I had the patience and know how to do stuff like that.

Awesome job
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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Wow, looks great! Good luck to your little girl.

 
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Good job man, I like your technique very sturdy looking. Soon I'm going to start on an island for my kitchen because our kitchen is so damn small, I swear the guy who built this house must have survived on ramen noodles...

I need a biscuit joiner too!

Congrats on your daughter though, it must be nice to see them grow up well have their achievements. Mine are still babies.

ps. is it true when they grow up, this is a license to walk around the house naked all day? I always joke about that with my wife.

 
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:33 PM   #5

My son is graduating from high school and I'm giving him a hearty pat on the back

Seriously, that is a beautiful piece, you have a great skill. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

 
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:51 AM   #6
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Great job! I take it that's her hope chest? Not many people have even heard of a hope chest these days, nice to see some are keeping traditions alive. Regards, GF.

 
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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Beautiful craftsmanship and I love the "old school" gift. Long after the "latest and greatest" ipod or laptop is obsolete your daughter will have a keepsake and the opportunity to pass it down to another generation.

 
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #8
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Very Very nice. I built my wife a hope chest after we were married and I think it was her favorite gift of all time?

Just out of curiousity, How did you hinge the lid? I struggled with that for a while and ended up going with some stop hinges that I found used on toy chests.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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I've always wanted a cedar chest since buying my first house here 7 months ago... I don't think I am skilled enough a woodworker to build one though. So I'll be stuck forking out some dough for one I think...

I have to keep my eye out for one of them at public auction/estate sale sometime...

Looks great though, I'm sure she'll love it!
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #10
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If she goes to college, $20 says it will get lined with styrofoam, and used as a beer cooler.

 
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