Thanks! I found that Veritas string tool and will order but it is out of stock until August. I would love to start stringing my drawers.
Yeah wow fantastic job! How did you do your leg string molding? Was that all hand-cut? I can imagine how many hours you have in this!
Wow love it! Are the drawer handles ebony? Are the drawer carcasses Cherry? Last question - drawer slides - Blum? Or something else? I have a desk to make this year (for myself) so looking for ideas.
As someone that does partake in the occasional cigar, I suggest you incorporate the below into the humidor instead of the traditional humidor humidifier. Also suggest the humidity/temp be viewable from the outside.
Great work I love campaign chests! Yours is better than the the one you modelled it after.
You can use your Cedar on a cigar campaign chest for your next project.
Thanks Sean. I plan on making a set of goblets next.
Looks good! Couple things though. For dowels (or miter splines) you can cut them off slightly proud (above) the finished surface and sand them to level. With oil finishes, typically you only add oil until the oil dries. So add a coat, wait 20 minutes and add some more, repeat if needed. But once it dries, since it dries below the surface, you don't add anymore as it will then pool on the surface. For finishing after an oil (I use Danish oil), wait a week and give it a coat (or 5) of polyurethane. Poly is a buildup finish and you can add as many coats as you want and at any time, even after it has totally dried. Walnut in particular really stands out with a satin or glass poly.
Now next make your own wand!
Thanks @Sean! Those hinges are pretty good. Not Brusso quality at all but I would 100% use them on any box I made. I like that the screws are actually brass plated steel instead of soft brass. I don't know how many brass heads I have spun off over the years. The Jig-it is totally worth the money. This is the 2nd set I have installed both hinges and Jig.
Nice! Love the wedge construction. Are they glued as well? Are there stringers on the legs?
That router jig is a great alternative to the lathe. And perhaps a better solution since you won't be constantly on the calipers and way less finish work with the jig. I probably would have just inserted a store bought dowel. Good job!
Wow! Fantastic and great write-up! Is there a void in the sidewalls? If so, could you fit some LED lights in there? Might be cool to have the interior lighted.
I really like this one. Honestly not so much your other one but this one is really good looking. I also like the technique you used to cut everything out.
Very creative! Kudos for the milk-paint coverup! I wonder if you could put the cove bit in a drill press and get more control? Worth a try anyway!
Fantastic grain selection for the drawer fronts! Will you be making the rest of the set?
Oh - Model T?
Wow really most impressive! I like details like the interior sleeves which I also do. It makes the box stand out that much more. There are quite a few boxes on my list to make this year and I might just have to try a version of this one!
FYI: I don't like the handle placement. I made the mistake of deciding the location and putting it on before I put the top on. Had I put the top on, I would have raised the handles another inch or so. I am looking for some sort of strapping that will hide the lower holes for the handle. If I can find something, I'll move the handles up so that the top hole now is the new bottom holes. That looks much better.
Thank you @Sean! This Oak actually came from Home Depot I was surprised to find it usually a piece like this would be snatched up as soon as it was put on the shelf. This box started as a simple box but evolved into something more. I actually started it over 6 months ago and then put it aside before I glued up anything. I resurrected it to finish by Christmas. I did do a video for YouTube for the lock installation.
Thanks Sean! This was a fun automation project. I'll be starting 2 matching side tables soon but no automation in them.
Really nice Sean! That design would also work for an outdoor table in Teak.
Cherry gets a lot darker with age. That dresser I am making has already turned quite a bit. Same thing with the Cherry picture frames already much darker.
FYI: I have gotten gaps before. Try mixing your brass dust with CA glue and filling the gap with that.
Most impressive! I have inlaid brass into Walnut before in my picture frames. I am curious how you cut your brass to where they fit with the next piece. I usually use 4 pieces and get my 45 degree corner angles on my bench sander with the table set to 45. I sneak up on the brass to get a "close to" perfect fit. I tried cutting it on the table saw but ruined a blade doing this even though the brass is soft and "experts" told me I should be able to use that method so I stopped doing that.