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These are some inboxes I built to contain the clutter on my desk. I built a total of four. They are made from one mahogany board and mahogany veneer. I gave the other two away.

Hope Chest

I made this hope chest for my daughter. It is made from cherry, and I found some figured cherry for the lid. There are ebony buttons on the breadboard ends covering round dowels. This is my first...

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Tom77...I agree.

Re: UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

just finished some flat-panel doors. It would be nice to learn a raised-panel technique.

Re: Mahogany blanket chest

Beautiful blanket chest! I love mahogany.

Re: Blanket chest

Awesome work. Pine?

Re: My Spanish Inspired Trestle Table

That is a cool table. It must weigh a ton!

Re: Hope Chest

Hey Daniel:
I know that Lockwood dyes are supposed to be really good.
If you want to know more about Lockwood dyes, I would suggest that you contact Bob Kloes at Kloes Custom Furniture. His email address He has a nice furniture website here:

Re: Hope Chest

Hey Guys, I've been out of pocket for a while.
I used one coat of Lockwood's Antique Cherry water-based dye, mixed 1 oz/quart. Then I sprayed 3 coats of General Finishes Polyacrylic in Satin finish. I learned that from the professional furniture maker from whom I bought the figured cherry.

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I was thinking about reading this book for ideas for the shop class that I teach.

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Save me a lot of money on sharpening services .

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Option 1 for sure

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

I have several antiques that need to be thoroughly refinished. This book would go a long ways towards helping.

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

What a gold mine of useful information. It would be like having a trade school right in my laptop.

Re: Cherry Tool Cabinet

I like the contrasting woods, which ones did you use?

Re: Dining Room Wall Unit

Wow, you did a great job on this project. You made less expensive wood look really good. I am looking for a cheaper way to do built-ins for my office and I think I found the stain and finish technique I want to use for it.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

I would like a pair of these as chocolate chip cookies don't hold work pieces very well.

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