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post #1 of 12 Old 11-18-2014, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi to all! My name is Michael and I live in Concord, New Hampshire.
I received an invite to join in my inbox, and so here I find myself...
I'm particularly fond of making boxes and this was my latest effort, a commissioned piece... It was a fun build, with a lot more detail than usual...
The "M" was requested, as this is to be a gift for a University of Michigan Graduate...
Bubinga sides, Cherry "Hardware", the alternating stripes on the top are Sapele and Yellowheart...
The final measurements of this Chest were 18" X 11 1/2" X 8...
Thanks for looking, Comments are Welcome and Appreciated!
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-18-2014, 10:46 PM
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Nicely done - your design?

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-18-2014, 11:16 PM
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Hello and welcome,

I really like the latches and straping. True craftsmanship. The joinery has me a bit puzzled. The corners look like a protruding box joint that is pined. I also see pin hloes in the hardware. Tiney dowels or nails? I took a trip through the relm of box making one year as Christmas gifts. I can certainly appreciate you eforts on this beauty.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-19-2014, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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difalkner: Yes, it was my design... The Person who commissioned it wanted a curved top, I suggested the bands around it initially as simple decoration, but then decided to incorporate the hinges and latches into it...

Dewood: I should have said, there was no glue used in the making, the Chest is held together entirely with 1/8" dowels...
The corners are indeed box/finger joints cut over-long... They were marked and then cut using a Scroll Saw, hand-fit with a file...
Thanks for taking the time my Friends!
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The joinery work is superb! It looks very elegant.Nice choice of wood and finish.
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Your "fondness of making boxes" shows, as it is a unique design with great workmanship! Thanx for sharing. Be safe.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-21-2014, 08:52 AM
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Nice piece, don't know if this is the YEAR to be showing my MICHIGAN COLORS, hehe. Maybe basketball will be better, HOPE SO.

Looks like a treasure chest from a long lost SHIP, very nice, maybe from the deeps of Lake Michigan.

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Thank You All for your Kind Words...
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-22-2014, 08:21 PM
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Superb work! The joinery and whole design is very nice.
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My GOOD MAN, I had to take a pic of this. You have got my ATTENTION!!
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-23-2014, 11:36 PM
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Oh my, that is nice.

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